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Cybersecurity
Palo Alto Networks' cloud security platform receives IRAP assessment
"We provide help protect all forms of compute, cloud native services and access to data within public and private sectors."
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Manufacturing
$1 million in cyber skills to stop $100 million in cybercrime
"It is important that the next generation across all industries, including manufacturing, are skilled in cybersecurity."
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Sustainability
UQ collaborates on multi-million-dollar sustainable energy project
“UQ has a big role in creating the workforce for the future of the critical minerals industry as Australia charts its pathway towards new energy technologies."
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Cyber attacks
Four critical cyber attack prevention strategies in 2022
The growing threat of cyber adversaries loomed over organisations throughout 2021, and it shows no signs of slowing down as we enter March 2022.
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Cloud
ACS encourages federal leaders to think bigger around tech jobs
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is calling for greater visionary thinking from federal leaders around the industries of the future, particularly relating to IT technology roles.
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Low-code
Emergency management trends federal government stakeholders should consider
Federal government officials have their hands full with concurrent crises and indeed, many of these threats require all-of-governmernt mobilisation.
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Cybersecurity
Asuria and Junior Engineers address 'pressing issue' of cybersecurity skills shortage
Asuria, employment services provider, and Junior Engineers, coding education specialists, have entered into an exclusive partnership to devise and deliver cybersecurity qualifications.
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Federal Government
Fortinet edges closer to opening Canberra's Federal Govt innovation centre
"The FGIIC supports local industry and provides rapid access to enterprise cybersecurity technologies so organisations can design, develop, and deliver innovative solutions for government and supporting industries.”
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Cloud
Talend snaps up two new Aus account directors from Oracle
Talend has added to its sales team in Australia with the appointment of new account directors based in Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
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Cybersecurity
Universities turn to privileged access management as they adopt Essential Eight cybersecurity strategies
The education sector continues to be a key target for a cyber attack.
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Cybersecurity
Sector training, further investment required in Australian Budget - A/NZ cybersecurity vendors
"Budget funding, awareness and technology solutions are sorely needed today to support Australian business cybersecurity."
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Australian Federal Budget
A/NZ vendors respond to Australian govt budget announcement
The initiative around tech growth and investment in the budget presents a robust start on a longer term need to support the development and adoption of technology.
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Federal Government
AIIA welcomes Australia's new Minister for the Digital Economy
Australia's peak industry representative body for innovation technology has welcomed the Federal Government appointment of Senator Jane Hume to the position of Minister for the Digital Economy.
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LogRhythm
IT vendors respond to Federal Government budget
CrowdStrike, WatchGuard, Zscaler and LogRhythm are amongst several IT vendors responding to the Australian Federal Government's budget announcements.
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Network Infrastructure
Optus secures funding to fill mobile coverage black spots
With State, Federal and Optus funding, the company is building 83 new sites as part of the Federal Governments Mobile Black Spot Program.
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Remote Working
AIIA launches remote-working portal with support of Federal Government
The portal will provide information around teleworking technologies such as tele and video conferencing, virtual meetings and events as well as other remote business services that can be deployed at home, enabling business continuity.
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Retailers
Coronavirus: Australian government announce stimulus package to assist retailers and SMEs
Retailers from across Australia have welcomed the federal government's stimulus package announced this week, as it looks to help the economy through the coronavirus outbreak.
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Government
Unisys clinches multiple government contracts from across the world
Unisys also released a report indicating a 7% growth in the company's revenue in the public sector.
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Australian Government
Local governments need to act to protect privacy of citizens
"We are seeing a real-world effect of technology creep on our privacy rights in Australian cities through the rapid expansion of surveillance technology in public spaces."
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Government
Macquarie named NSW Government telecoms supplier
"Much like in the corporate world, we have witnessed a considerable shift in the requirements of state government departments over the last two years."
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Artificial Intelligence
Australians unaware of govt's digital services
New tools that leverage AI and other innovative technologies have potential to future-proof the provision of online services in Australia."
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Government
ICT peak body’s policy focus pre-budget
The AIIA highlights the need to boost Digital Skills, Innovation and Government ICT Procurement in Pre-Budget Submission.
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IoT security
Secure Logic calls on Federal Govt to introduce IoT regulation
“The vast majority of people are not aware of the significant risks posed by unsecured IoT devices.”
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Data breach
Tasmanian elector data breached via forms on Electoral Commission site
Typeform online forms have been used on the TEC website since 2015 for some of its election services.