Stories by Hamish Barwick


Suncorp Bank plans mobile website overhaul

Suncorp Bank is to roll out an overhauled mobile website by July 2013 in response to customer demand for a smartphone and tablet-friendly site.

How to create a mobile device policy in the BYOD era

Bring-your-own device (BYOD) policies might placate workers who can't live without their iPhone but several steps, including employee agreements, are needed to ensure a potential security nightmare is avoided, according to one analyst.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation accelerates CRM

Motorsport authority, Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC), is using a new customer relationship management (CRM) system to entice Australian and New Zealand corporate Formula 1 and Motorcycle Grand Prix fans to sign up for entertainment packages rather than watching the events at home.

CIO Summit 2012: Performance management tips

Performance management using metrics and measurements can help companies save money in the ICT department, according to one analyst.

Eftpos Payments Australia to roll out EMV in 2013

Payment provider, Eftpos Payments Australia, has confirmed that it will be introducing card security chip technology EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa), and contactless card payment options to Australians during 2013.

Top four tips to improve your security program

Chief information security officers (CISO) should take a note from advertisers such as McDonald’s and make security awareness fun and rewarding, according to one security expert.

Boral hammers security threats with next gen firewall

An outbreak of malware on its network in 2009 forced Australian construction materials supplier, Boral, to ditch its 20-year-old firewall system and install a next generation firewall.

ING Direct Australia removing identity management risks

Removing unathorised access to data was the driver for financial institution, ING Direct Australia, to implement an identity and access management control system in 2011.

How to report a cyber threat to Australian police

It’s bad news: your organisation's website has been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Rather than sweeping the incident under a virtual rug and not reporting it to state police, there are various steps that can be taken by cyber crime units, according to one law enforcement expert.

How to prepare for a hacktivist attack

Sony, News Corp and NATO. What do these organisations have in common? They have all been targeted by the hacktivist super group, Anonymous.

Security threats explained: Internal excessive privilege

In this series, Computerworld Australia examines some of the information security threats facing small businesses and larger enterprises today. We’ve looked at third party access, hacktivism, social engineering, and internal negligence and conclude the series by speaking to security experts about the problem of internal excessive privilege.

Future Olympic Australian swimmers get 3D imaging performance boost

Data collected from a University of Western Australia (WA) research project, which uses the latest 3D imaging and biomechanical techniques to quantify swimmers’ movement patterns, will be used to help Australian swimmers prepare for future Olympic Games.

DNSChanger impact less than expected in Australia

Australia has been spared the brunt of the DNSChanger malware internet blackout, according to reports from major internet service providers (ISPs).

SAP Australia and New Zealand finds new leader

SAP Australia and New Zealand has hired former Unisys Asia-Pacific and Japan regional vice president, Andrew Barkla, to head up its operations.

Queensland Institute of Medical Research seeks data centre services

The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is seeking a data centre construction partner to build a new facility as it prepares for increased storage needs, according to a request for information.