Fast Five: This week in IT 11/11/11

In this week’s Australian IT news highlights: NBN CO, online gambling, BYOD security, cyber security, Jetstar iPads

Your five-minute wrap of the top Australian ICT stories this week.

NBN's benefits not being correctly sold to the public The Federal Government must do a better job of publicly clarifying the objectives of its National Broadband Network (NBN), attendees at the Communications and Policy Research Forum 2011 have heard.

UTS awarded grant for robotics research The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is the recipient of a $320,000 grant to fund the development of technology to enable robots to navigate unknown environments.

NBN Co's fixed CVC pricing comes under criticism, again The bandwidth pricing that the NBN Co charges retail service providers (RSPs) has again come under fire with suggestions that some RSPs may need to substantially increase the prices on some faster speed plans — particularly in regional areas — due to the economic impacts of fixed connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) pricing.

CSG loses appeal in Fuji Xerox case IT services company CSG Limited (ASX:CSV) has lost an appeal against an unfavourable verdict in its court battle against Fuji Xerox Australia.

Don't make ISPs online problem gambling policemen: IIA The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has cautioned against placing the onus of protecting problem gamblers on internet service providers, instead arguing that problem gambling must be managed at the point of service access.

News Ltd moving into MMOs and online fantasy games News Limited has flagged that it is to make a push into massively multiplayer online (MMO) games and ‘online fantasy games’ as part of an effort to capture a slice of the growing online gaming market.

Almost 200,000 telco complaints in the past year: TIO For all the talk of reforming telecommunications customer service in the past year, almost 200,000 new consumer complaints were received by the office of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) in the last 12 months.

Education is key to BYOD security: Experts Educating employees on how to protect data on their smartphones and tablets is crucial to bring your own device (BYOD) security, according to a panel of security experts. Educating employees on how to protect data on their smartphones and tablets is crucial to bring your own device (BYOD) security, according to a panel of security experts.

Global cyber war treaties urgently needed: Bruce Schneier Rules of engagement between different countries should be established before a major Web-based attack takes place according to BT Group’s US chief security technology officer, Bruce Schneier.

Jetstar launches iPad on board Jetstar has commenced offering its passengers iPads to watch movies, play games and read magazines, in what it says is a world first.

Security industry has created its own problems: Cisco CSO Information security professionals have a number of lessons to learn from the past if they are going to beat the hackers in the future according to Cisco’s US chief security officer, John Stewart.

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