Stories by Hamish Barwick

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Cyber Security Centre funding lacks detail: Opposition

Plans to build an Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) have been slammed by the Opposition for containing few details about how the ACSC will be funded or staffed.

Triple J turns to Hostworks for Hottest 100 streaming

When listeners tune into the ABC’s Triple J Hottest 100 countdown online on Australia Day, managed service provider Hostworks will be ensuring that fans won’t encounter streaming delays or dropouts.


Australian Cyber Security Centre deemed new government hub

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that the new Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) will be established in Canberra and draw on the skills of the nation’s best cyber security experts.

CBA, Telstra join Open Data Centre Alliance

The Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA) has signed up the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Telstra as adopter members of its cloud and data centre roadmap.

Cyber security funding welcomed by industry

The federal government’s $1.46 billion funding in improvements to cyber security networks and establishment of an Australian Cyber Security Centre has received a largely positive response from information security professionals who say it is a good step forward.

Winning Group hires new CTO

Australian retail conglomerate, Winning Group, has recruited Simon Smith as its new CTO.


PM commits $1.46 billion to improving cyber security networks

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that $1.46 billion has been set aside by the Australian federal government to strengthen cyber networks as part of a National Security Strategy.

Big data vendors score with Twitter crowd: Ovum

Twitter proved beneficial for market acceptance of big data and the vendors who provide the service in 2012, according to new research from analyst firm Ovum.

Oracle unveils second Australian data centre

In response to demand from Australian customers for cloud-based services, Oracle has opened a second data centre.

UNSW targeted by hackers

The University of NSW (UNSW) has confirmed that it was subjected to a number of intrusion attacks against its servers by unidentified hackers during December 2012 and January 2013.

Sydney data centres withstand heat wave

Despite temperatures in Sydney hitting 45.8 degrees Celsius on 18 January, data centres in the area did not encounter any power failures or heavy demands on cooling infrastructure, say operators.

Jetstar customers targeted with fake emails

Customers who receive a flight itinerary email from Jetstar containing PDF attachments have been advised to delete the email straight away.

Cloud computing gaining momentum in 2013: Ovum

The global cloud computing market will continue to grow in 2013 as enterprises look to reduce costs and boost innovation, according to analyst firm Ovum.


Fake bushfire appeal emails flagged: ACCC

Scammers are targeting Australian households with emails asking people to donate to phony bushfire appeals, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

In pictures: PM launches cyber safety program

Prime Minister Julia Gillard was on hand in Sydney this week to launch a new cyber education module called bCyberwise. Developed by Life Education and McAfee, the program is designed to teach primary school students about online dangers such as becoming `friends' with strangers and cyber bullying. The program will be rolled out to Australian schools from 4 February.