Cyber-criminals are using increasingly sophisticated impersonation attacks on Australian businesses, according to a new survey which found that 54% of Australian Infosec professionals faced phishing-triggered ransomware infections in 2019 — more than any of the other six countries surveyed, including the US, UK, Japan, Germany, France and Spain.

China maintained its position as the world's top smartphone market, with 369 million units in 2019. But this was a drop of 7% year-on-year, with 4G phone sales slowing while there was less demand than anticipated for 5G models.

The UK has announced that it will give Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technology a limited role in the country's 5G networks, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab telling the House of Commons that additional security measures would be put in place to ensure that risk was properly mitigated.

China’s technology industry witnessed a rise of 46.3% in venture financing deal activity during the fourth quarter of 2019, over the last four-quarter average, according to a new report by one global analyst.

The number of documents uploaded to My Health Records by healthcare providers continues to soar, with the total in December 2019 reaching nearly 13 million records - up from 12.5 million in November.

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Australia’s telecommunications regulator ACMA is taking action in the Federal Court against Sydney-based telco Red Telecom and its sole director Nicholas Kontaxis for alleged failure to comply with decisions of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO).

SAP has been working on tennis analytics for years, but even the latest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rule change prevents the software being used by coaches during matches at the Australian Open.

Australia will be awash with IoT devices in the next few years according to Palo Alto Networks which cites a new report forecasting that the global value of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices being used in homes globally reached more than US$1 billion in 2019 - and will reach US$5.3 billion by 2023.

Western Sydney University has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant worth over $700,000 to investigate how future Artificial Intelligence (AI) developments and policy can ensure economic, social and cultural inclusion for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds who are living with disabilities.

Global business printers and multifunction devices vendor OKI Data Australia has appointed Tony Grima managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

Three men, identified only by their initials, have been arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of using Magecart-style attacks to steal digital data in Indonesia.

The global number of roaming subscribers will reach 1.1 billion by 2024, rising from 900 million in 2020 - representing growth of 28% over the next four years -
according to a new report from Juniper Research.

There’s a disconnect in cybersecurity culture and cyber resilience according to a new research report that reveals that 35% of Australian respondents don’t feel their organisation is cyber resilient.

India became the second biggest market for shipments of smartphones in 2019, surpassing the US, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research claims, with growth of 7% year-on-year driving the rise to 158 million units. The growth for the fourth quarter of 2019 was also 7%.

Christmas 2019 saw enterprise information management company OpenText complete its acquisition of cloud backup and endpoint protection provider Carbonite for US$23 per share.

The Australian National University’s Distinguished Professor and director of the 3A Institute at ANU, Professor Genevieve Bell, has been named the inaugural Engelbart Distinguished Fellow by SRI International for her trailblazing work on technology, artificial intelligence and culture.

Global catering provider dnata Catering Australia is using SnapLogic’s intelligent integration platform to support a system migration project following its acquisition in 2018 of Qantas Airways’ catering businesses, Q Catering and Snap Fresh.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is undertaking public consultation on proposed amendments to the Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Determination 2019.

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