Tuesday, 04 October 2022 12:19

Deloitte absorbs Hacktive team

By Stephen Withers

Professional services firm Deloitte Australia has taken on the the team from cyber consultancy Hacktive.

EVENT INVITE In April 2021, Verizon Business announced it was working with Associated British Ports (ABP) to deploy private 5G at the Port of Southampton. Delivered in partnership with Nokia, Verizon’s private 5G platform would provide one of the UK’s busiest ports with a secure, low-latency private network connection. At Comms Connect Melbourne this October, Verizon’s Tony Harb will share some of the lessons learned from the Southampton deployment, touching on the challenges and opportunities in deploying private industrial networks in Australia.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 11:55

SRA promotes Chopping to CEO

By Stephen Withers

Software services firm SRA Information Technology has promoted former executive manager for sales, marketing and people Tim Chopping to the role of CEO.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 11:12

Lumin Sports expands in the US

By Kenn Anthony Mendoza

Adelaide-based athlete performance and well-being software start-up Lumin Sports has launched in North America, partnering with five intercollegiate colleges and universities—California State University, California Institute of Technology, Rice University, Houston Baptist University, and Norwich University—in the US.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 11:05

Swann launches wireless security camera kits

By Kenn Anthony Mendoza

DIY security product solution provider Swann has launched AllSecure650 2K Wireless Security Kits, a line-up of camera systems with wire-free rechargeable batteries.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 10:43

Government should also share blame for Optus fiasco: Budde

By Sam Varghese

Well-known independent telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says while Optus has bear a lion's share of the blame for the recent massive data breach, the government was not totally off the hook.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 10:26

Australia Post joins the crowd reselling NBN broadband connections

By Sam Varghese

Australia Post has joined the somewhat crowded field of companies reselling broadband plans, with the company announcing on Tuesday that it would offer eight plans.

Qualcomm and Quectel Wireless has showcased what it claims to be the first 5G cellular module in the PC/laptop industry featuring a Wi-Fi and 5G cellular link aggregation that improves data speeds in poor Wi-Fi scenarios in Quectel’s booth at Mobile World Congress Las Vegas in 2022.

Finnish telecommunications vendor Nokia has partnered with Vodafone New Zealand to develop new applications and services enabled by Nokia’s mobile network and technology.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 08:40

Firewall market surges to $4.6 billion: Dell’Oro Group

By Kenn Anthony Mendoza

Demand for firewall solutions drove the total firewall market to surge 14% YoY and worth approximately US$3 billion ($4.6 billion) in quarterly revenue in 2Q22—which would have been higher had hardware appliance vendors kept pace with demand, according to market research firm Dell’Oro Group.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 08:35

Equinix launches foundation to support digital inclusion

By Kenn Anthony Mendoza

Digital infrastructure company has launched foundation focused on digital inclusion—from access to technology and connectivity to the skills needed to succeed in a digitally driven world.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 05:59

After 11 days, Optus finally says 2.1m customers had ID data stolen

By Sam Varghese

Telecommunincations company Singtel Optus has finally provided details of how many customers were affected by the data breach, saying that 2.1 million users had personal ID data stolen.

It's a running joke that the IT dept is populated by antisocial, curmudgeonly types. The reality is IT is staffed by many good people in many different roles, and SolarWinds wants to celebrate the unsung heroes of IT.

ViewSonic has introduced the industry's first 135" all-in-one direct view LED display solution kit with a foldable screen. It includes a 1080p display, motorised floor stand, Harman Kardon speakers, and can be set up in just 10 minutes.

Corsair's latest keyboard, the K60 Pro TKL, brings the full Corsair optical-mechanical gaming keyboard experience in a compact and durable form.

Monday, 03 October 2022 14:16

Count down to Comms Connect Melbourne


EVENT INVITE The countdown is well and truly on until the 2022 edition of Comms Connect Melbourne, the Southern Hemisphere’s premier critical communications and public safety event, set to be held in person for the first time since 2019 from 18–20 October.

When even National Party MP Barnaby Joyce, not a politician known for his technological nous, seems to know the Optus attack was not in any way sophisticated, then the telco really does have a big problem.

Monday, 03 October 2022 13:33

Optus picks Deloitte to review cyberattack

By Stephen Withers

Optus is engaging professional services firm Deloitte to conduct an independent external review of the recent cyberattack, and its security systems, controls and processes, the company announced this morning.

The Debian GNU/Linux project has voted to change its social contract in order to solve the issue of providing proprietary firmware on its install media. Additionally, the project voted to have just a single install image.




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