Cyber security firm Macquarie Government has appointed former Brennan IT executive Dayle Wilson as head of product and operations to support the business’ range of built-for-government services, including its Australian Signals Directorate-certified government cloud services.

Network and endpoint security vendor Sophos has announced the appointment of 30-year industry veteran Gavin Struthers as regional vice-president for Asia Pacific and Japan.

Secondary storage provider Cohesity has bolstered its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the appointment of Kathryn Ramanathan as its first channel and alliances manager for the two countries.

Global cyber security firm Forcepoint has appointed a veteran technology marketing executive, Matt Preschern, as its chief marketing officer.

Australia’s technology sector registered the best result for November for executive employment demand, according to the latest report from recruitment firm EL Consult, with demand rising by 12% to redress losses in the prior two months.

Three big companies — KPMG Australia, Macquarie Group and Microsoft — have said they will support to an experimental project for creating new ways of thinking about artificial intelligence by the Australian National University’s Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Institute (3Ai).

The Federal Government has released another $17 million towards an online safety package for children, which includes an education package and resources for parents and carers of kids under five.

Students from grades five to eight participated in a number of workshops on cyber bullying. staying safe online and cyber security as part of a Digital Smarts Day organised by Singtel Optus on Wednesday.

Former Facebook Australia and New Zealand chief executive Stephen Scheeler has been appointed chairman of CeBIT Australia.

Swiss banking software provider Temenos has appointed industry veteran Craig Bennett as the head of sales in the Asia-Pacific region, giving him the task of increasing the company's market share in emerging and established economies.

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