Stories by Hamish Barwick


Optus, FireEye to spend US$50m on two security operation centres

Optus and FireEye will invest up to US$50 million (A$57.1 million) on two security operation centres in Sydney and Singapore, both of which will open in Q1, 2015.

Identity crime victim centre opens in Sippy Downs, Queensland

A new support centre called iDcare has been opened in Sippy Downs, Queensland for victims of identity theft around Australia.

Cinenet calls 'action' on Equinix ME1 data centre hookup

Digital entertainment network provider Cinenet will be one of the first tenants in Equinix’s new Melbourne data centre, ME1, when it opens in December 2014.

INTERPOL signs agreement with Trend Micro to help fight cyber crime

INTERPOL has signed a three-year contract with Trend Micro which will see the security vendor provide resources, information and staff to the international police organisation and its 190 member countries, including Australia.

4G email scam targets Telstra customers

Telstra has warned customers to delete a phishing email that claims they need to update their billing information following the introduction of 4G services on the 700MHz spectrum.

St John Ambulance WA to deploy IP communications

St John Ambulance in Western Australia is about to roll out an IP communications software suite to replace a legacy Zeacom PBX phone system that was no longing meeting the organisation’s needs.

Super Retail Group fishes for value in the cloud

Super Retail Group has seen a 20 per cent reduction in inventory and safety stock within its Boating, Camping and Fishing (BCF) brand from a cloud software pilot it did in 2012.

In pictures: Fujitsu opens Oceania centre in Sydney

Fujitsu Australia has moved its 850 Sydney staff from three locations into one facility at the Macquarie Park technology park in North Sydney. The Oceania office was opened by NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet.

Lack of cyber security investment could backfire on boards: PwC

The number of reported cyber security incidents globally rose 48 per cent to A$42.8 million in 2013, the equivalent of 117,339 attacks per day, according to PwC’s latest Global State of Information Security Survey.

Microsoft outlines Windows 10 security enhancements

Microsoft is promising customers who upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system (OS) a number of security features including the creation of secure user IDs and containerisation of business data.

Privacy Commissioner battles Bash vulnerability

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is urging government agencies and businesses to protect their IT systems against the Bourne Again Shell (Bash) vulnerability.

Bernard Geoghegan takes Digital Realty Trust APAC reins

Digital Realty Trust's Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) managing director, Bernard Geoghegan, has taken over the Asia Pacific portfolio after former APAC regional head Kris Kumar resigned for personal reasons.

Lockheed Martin to open $8m Melbourne ICT engineering centre

Lockheed Martin Australia (LHA) has announced plans to open an Asia Pacific ICT engineering centre in Melbourne, which will lead to the creation of 150 jobs over the next five years.

Dropbox appoints Australia and New Zealand head

Cloud storage provider Dropbox has hired Charlie Wood as its Australia and New Zealand head.

eWay makes play for Asia

Australian e-commerce firm eWAY has launched its merchant platform into Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.