Stories by Hamish Barwick


In brief: Webroot appoints new APAC managing director

Security vendor Webroot has appointed Robbie Upcroft as its Asia Pacific managing director. He replaced Crispin Kerr who has left the company.

Turnbull embraces the Internet of Things

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has thrown his support behind the Internet of Things (IoT), spruiking the potential of the technology to deliver huge efficiencies for cities and generate revenue.

Data centre operators investing in NABERS ratings

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) for data centres is picking up steam with more DC operators working to get certified.

In brief: Intel Security hires new APAC president

Intel Security senior vice president of worldwide channel operations Gavin Struthers has been promoted to Asia Pacific president.

Oracle to hire 1000 sales staff in APAC

Oracle has unveiled plans to hire 1000 new sales staff in Asia Pacific to sell its cloud offerings including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

Applications open for KPMG tech startup accelerator

Tech startups who want to connect with the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector are being encouraged to apply for KPMG Australia’s program, Energise.

ACCAN raises concerns about anti-piracy industry code

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has argued that consumers shouldn’t have to pay $25 to challenge a false claim made by a copyright holder as it is a “fine by stealth.”

Suncorp Bank apologises for credit card rewards platform disruption

Suncorp Bank is working to get its credit card rewards platform back online following maintenance to its credit card system.

Lotus F1 on track with data analytics

Data analytics can make the difference between second and fourth place in Formula One according to Lotus F1 Team converged infrastructure specialist Antony Smith.

NSW privacy e-learning portal launched

The NSW Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) has unveiled an e-learning portal to help organisations in the state deal with privacy complaint handling and other privacy issues.

NSW iVote security flaw may have affected thousands of votes: Researchers

Thousands of NSW state election votes submitted to iVote may have been affected by a server vulnerability according to two security researchers who discovered the issue.

ASIC issues IT security health check for businesses

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has put out a report aimed at helping Australian businesses improve cyber resilience.

Alastair MacGibbon appointed Children's e-Safety Commissioner

Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra, Alastair MacGibbon, has been announced as the federal government’s first Children's e-Safety Commissioner.

KPMG Australia to acquire First Point Global

KPMG Australia is set to acquire Australian cyber security firm First Point Global for an undisclosed sum as the consultancy firm looks to beef up its cyber security services.

In brief: Datacom Systems Australia CEO quits

Theresa Eyssens has stepped down as Datacom Systems Australia CEO after eight months in the role.