GUEST OPINION: Most organisations are focused on immediate priorities, and have a short planning horizon for cyber. Cyber doesn’t seem as immediate as the need to meet targets, respond to Freedom Of Information, or complete reporting cycles. Anything that disrupts core business is seen as too high a price to pay.
Republican members of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation have accused storage vendor Seagate Technology of violating American rules on the supply of products to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies.
The United Kingdom has announced that it is looking afresh at the proposed deal between GPU vendor NVIDIA and CPU specialist ARM, with the former to buy the latter for US$40 billion (A$51.5 billion), on the grounds of national security.
Unisys has received funding from the "Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making Initiative" to detect when an author has intentionally exaggerated or been deceitful in their writing.
Whenever FireEye, the cyber security firm that just had its crown jewels compromised, publishes a report on some activity by malicious attackers, it always issues a judgment on where they come from – with high confidence most of the time.
Competitiveness, national security, access to services and the efficient deployment of new networks and technologies are among the priorities outlined by the Federal Gvernment in its statement of expecations given to the competition regulator, the ACCC, as part of the Commission’s oversight of Australia’s telecommunications industry.
In a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black, former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is investing in a security company known as Kasada which has taken money from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the CIA, is calling for former Independent senator Nick Xenophon to enter his name on Australia's foreign influence register because he is offering legal advice to Chinese firm Huawei.
The US Department of Commerce says it will issue licences to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies for buying American products "where there is no threat to US national security".
China has told Australia that its restrictions on 5G technology are discriminatory and likely to have broken global trade rules drafted by the World Trade Organisation.
A rushed report from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has made 17 recommendations for amendments to the government's encryption bill which is expected to be pushed through Parliament on Thursday.
The US Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a formal plan to block subsidies to Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE for gear supplied to rural and small carriers.
Data and analytics firm GlobalData has analysed the data on Huawei and ZTE's US troubles, and has some serious suggestions on how they might crack the US market.
Macquarie Telecom has been sanctioned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for contravening the Telecommunications Act and failing to upload customer data for some of its landline and mobile services to the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND).
Digital freedoms and rights group Electronic Frontiers Australia has slammed the appointment of Tasmanian MP Andrew Nikolic as Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, saying he has an “apparent disdain” for civil liberties.
Systems integrator and IT services company Ajilon, crisis communications company AtHoc and integrated multi-sensor analytics provider iOmniscent have come together with Microsoft to develop solutions designed to reduce crime, decrease costs and improve operational effectiveness for Australian cities.
COMMENT: The Australian government may be starting to realise that their copyright and data retention policies are on a collision course. Officials within Attorney General's were advised of this years ago, but perhaps the point should have been made more incisively, or maybe internal agendas got in the way.
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