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NeCTAR Research Cloud gets $1.5m capacity boost

The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) Research Cloud has extra capacity for big data sets following $1.5 million of investment by high performance computing partner Intersect Australia.

Digital Realty Trust works towards NABERS certification

Digital Realty Trust is working to get its Sydney and Melbourne data centres certified to meet the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) for data centres rating.

Vocus Communications to buy EDC data centres for $23.5 million

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) is set to buy two data centres from Enterprise Data Corporation (EDC) for $23.5 million.

Companies need a culture of privacy and risk management: NSW Privacy Commissioner

More organisations in New South Wales need to establish a culture of privacy and risk management rather than ignoring the issue, according to NSW Privacy Commissioner Doctor Elizabeth Coombs.

OAIC to launch privacy management framework in May

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will be rolling out a privacy management framework in May this year to help organisations develop or review their privacy program.

E-waste recycling in Australia needs improvement, says study

Australia is a big generator of e-waste per capita, and the systems in place to recycle technology are lacking compared to schemes in Japan, Finland and Germany, according to a new report.

Blue Coat creates A/NZ CISO role

Blue Coat has hired former National Australia Bank (NAB) enterprise IT and security risk manager, Damien Manuel, as its Australia and New Zealand CISO. The role is a newly created one.

APX rolls out trading platform at Equinix Sydney

Asia Pacific Stock Exchange (APX) has launched a trading platform at Equinix’s Sydney data centre, SY1, so that its overseas customers can do business in the Australian market.

BSA settles 12 software piracy cases in Australia worth $825k

Twelve cases of illegal software usage in Australia totalling $825,000 were settled by BSA | The Software Alliance (BSA) during 2014.

Deloitte launches online Australian cyber intelligence centre

Professional services firm Deloitte has set up an online cyber intelligence centre in Australia to help its clients respond to data breaches and other cyber security issues.

Australia Post employment email scam circulating

An email scam offering people a job working from home for Australia Post should be deleted straight away, warned the postal service today.

Phishing attacks cause US$453m in global losses: RSA

Businesses around the world lost a total of US$453 million (A$347.4 million) as a result of phishing attacks during December 2014, according to a new report by RSA.

Web hosting provider Crucial acquires AVS Networks

Sydney-based Web hosting provider, Crucial, has acquired Sydney domain hosting and registration firm, AVS Networks, for an undisclosed sum.

Bankwest apologises to customers for technical issues

Bankwest has apologised to customers for technical issues on February 1 that meant its customers were unable to access the bank’s online and phone banking services, ATM network and EFTPOS services.

Gaming companies hit the hardest by DDoS attacks in Q4 2014: Akamai

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were heavily targeted at the gaming and software/technology industries during Q4 of 2014 as cyber criminals sought to disrupt services, according to a new report by Akamai.