Stories by Hamish Barwick


ASG Group wins $35 million contract with CIMIC Group

ASG Group (ASX: ASZ) has signed a $35 million, five-year managed services contract with contracting firm CIMIC Group.

Australian DDoS attack size beats APAC average again

The size of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in Australia continues to be larger than the Asia Pacific average according to a new report by Arbor Networks.

Data#3 establishes security practice

Data#3 (ASX: DTL) has set up a security practice due to customer demand.

More boards taking IT risk management seriously

Cyber security data is influencing decisions at board level as more companies take IT threats seriously according to the latest Gartner information security governance survey.

Selfies as security: Brisbane company launches password management app

Brisbane-based fintech company TSWG has launched an iOS and Android password management app that verifies a user’s identity by taking a snapshot of their eyes.

Drones trialled in Aussie war on pests

Trials are underway in rural Queensland and New South Wales with military grade drones to test their effectiveness in spotting feral pigs, dogs, deer and rabbits.

ANZ Bank unveils goMoney Apple Watch app

ANZ Banking Group is the latest financial services firm to release an Apple Watch app.

Telco bill shock still not dead, survey finds

A third of Australians received a telco bill in the past six months that was higher than expected according to the latest Telecommunications Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Dept of Health hands over IT services to Datacom

The federal Department of Health has handed over all IT support services to Datacom as part of a $242 million 'outcomes-as-a-service contract'.

NAB suffers Internet banking outage

National Australia Bank (NAB) has apologised for an outage which meant customers could not access its website or use Internet banking.

Nimble Storage creates A/NZ managing director role

Nimble Storage has hired Bede Hackney for the newly created role of Australia and New Zealand managing director.

Yahoo7 replaces CTO role with director of technology

Yahoo7 has hired Paul Russell as its Australia and New Zealand director of technology based in Sydney.

CSC appoints new A/NZ CTO

CSC has hired Sam Johnston as its new Australia and New Zealand CTO.

Law firms invest in flash storage

Law firms M+K Lawyers and Henry Davis York have implemented flash arrays to reduce backup times and improve data access.

Pilgrim appointed acting Australian Information Commissioner

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim will be taking on the role of acting Australian Information Commissioner following the formal resignation of Professor John McMillan on 31 July.