Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

ASX-listed Canberra-based cyber security firm archTIS has acquired some assets of data protection solutions provider Cipherpoint, including the customers, technology and the European operations of the company's software division.

Issues have been identified with a decryptor released by security firm Bitdefender for files encrypted by the REvil ransomware group before it temporarily disappeared on 13 July.

Australian energy operators will use a solution from a New Zealand company to handle the biggest change in regulations in the energy market, a switch of energy settlements from 30 minutes to 5 minutes, on 1 October.

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