Stories by Hamish Barwick


CSIRO opens $6m metal 3D printing centre

CSIRO has unveiled a $6 million metal 3D printing centre in Victoria called Lab 22 which is designed to help Australian businesses use the technology without breaking the bank.

Telstra, Racing Victoria sign 10-year partnership

Racing Victoria has teamed up with Telstra for a 10-year partnership which covers broadcast, media and data services.

Bigcommerce, PayPal team up for payments

Australian-founded ecommerce platform Bigcommerce now supports PayPal digital wallet online and mobile digital wallet payments in the US.

IT disaster recovery during Cyclone Lam

Cyclone Lam struck the Northern Territory in February causing millions of dollars in damage. The 230 kilometre-per-hour gusts also threatened to destroy emergency communications systems.

Square opens Melbourne office

California based payment startup Square has opened an office in Melbourne.

Telstra reveals Pacnet security breach

An SQL injection attack allowed third party access to Pacnet’s corporate IT network on 3 April, less than a fortnight before the company's sale to Telstra was finalised on 16 April, the telco revealed today.

USA, Australia top two targets for ransomware in Q1, 2015

The US and Australia were ranked first and second respectively for the highest number of ransomware detections in Q1 of 2015 according to a new report by Trend Micro.

Gaming still number one target for DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continued to plague the gaming and software/technology industries during Q1 of 2015 as cyber criminals sought to disrupt services, according to a new report by Akamai.

Top 9 cloud computing threats

Cloud computing has become ubiquitous for many companies but keeping it secure can be a challenge. Cloud Security Alliance Asia Pacific executive council chairman Ken Low shared the alliance’s top nine threats to the cloud at a Trend Micro event in Sydney.

Interpol battling 'crime-as-a-service'

Purchasing stolen credentials is so easy that anyone with a couple of hours of Google research and not many technical skills can do it according to Interpol cyber innovation and outreach project manager Steve Honiss.

Aussie data centre systems spending to hit $2.5b: Gartner

Enterprises in Australia are forecast to spend $2.5 billion on data centre systems this year, slightly up on $2.3 billion in 2014 according to Gartner.

Australia a popular target for ransomware attacks

Cyber criminals are finding rich pickings in Australia with ransomware variants according to security experts.

New Victorian networking research org builds on IBES’s work

A new think tank called the Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI) has been launched to look at connectivity issues in Victoria such as scale and speed.

WA looks to cut IT costs with state budget

Approximately $110 million will be cut from the ICT budgets of a range of Western Australia government departments and agencies, with the state government looking to put $25 million of the savings into an ICT Renewal and Reform fund.

AARNet, AusCERT team up to offer IT security services

The Academic and Research Network (AARNet) and AusCERT have begun offering members in the research and education sector a range of discounted networking, consulting and cyber security services.