The website and email systems of Canada's Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, part of the country's National Defence department, have been taken offline following what has been said to be a ransomware attack, a report says.

The Australian Government's Drupal-based content management system GovCMS, built by Boston-based open source firm Acquia, has been able to withstand the increase in traffic that has been thrown at it during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance claims.

Close on the heels of technology analyst firms IDC and Gartner releasing figures on the global shipments of traditional PCs in the second quarter of 2020, analyst firm Canalys has published its figures, which closely approximate the numbers published by the other two companies.

An arrangement between cloud-first WAN company Aryaka and cloud communications provider 8x8 is intended to improve the performance of 8x8's Open Communications Platform.

Electronics retailer Get Gizmo will offer to refund approximately 4,000 customers who were charged for unsolicited purchases before the 10 day cooling off period ended, under a court-enforceable undertaking given to the ACCC, by its sole director, Himanshu Bist.

Demand for data on the National Broadband Network remains above pre-COVID-19 levels, with downloads on the network at peak levels, according to the latest report from the operator of the network, NBN Co.

Web-application shielding service RedShield says Australian businesses and organisations should heed advice from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and take immediate action to mitigate risk on Internet-facing infrastructure, despite ‘ignoring’ the warning.

After what seems an eternity, an Australian company, born and bred right here, has landed what always seemed to be impossible: a whole-of-government cloud deal with an Australian Government entity.

Optus has announced it is offering its wholesale partners — Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) using its mobile network, voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling across its 4G mobile network.

Job advertising volumes levelled out nationally with a slight increase of 1.3% in the two weeks from 22 June to 5 July compared to the previous two weeks, with volumes in Victoria down slightly, according to the latest employment report from recruitment firm SEEK.

Cyber security company CyberCX has acquired Melbourne-based cyber security provider Basis Networks.

The head of a local cloud company says he is delighted that NSW and wider governments are beginning to recognise the importance of local technology companies, not only for improving the range of services available to support Australians, but also because of the added value that could be secured from tax-paying, job-creating local companies who underpin current and future sovereign resilience.

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick, says in a 316-page review handed down on 30 June that, with a couple of exceptions, the encryption law, known as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, passed by Australia in December 2018, is necessary.

The traditional PC market fared well in the second quarter of 2020 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with two analyst firms reporting increases year on year based on preliminary figures.

Global analytics software company, SAS, has announced the release of four new services and updates to SAS Customer Intelligence 360, all aimed squarely at helping Marketing leaders react nimbly to changing consumer behaviour.

For a while now, there have been mutterings here and there that the NBN Co's vain attempts to raise its average revenue per user — which has the fancy acronym ARPU — will face a real challenge once 5G gets a foothold in the community and retail service providers decide to use it to challenge the government monopoly.

Former Washington Post writer Brian Krebs has opened himself up to criticism about his stance on ransomware by slamming the website Bleeping Computer and security firm Cyble for providing what he deems to be "public relations help" to ransomware gangs.

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