Stories by Hamish Barwick


Melbourne IT launches investigation into AAPT data breach

Melbourne IT has confirmed that it is investigating the data breach which affected its customer, AAPT, earlier this week and reports that the incident was isolated with only a small number of servers affected.

Security 2012: Prepare for rogue employees before they strike

Information stolen electronically by rogue ex-employees can be detected and used in prosecutions if companies take adequate steps to lock down computers and mobile devices involved, according to a forensics investigator.

AAPT subject of data breach

Internet service provider (ISP), AAPT, has confirmed that it was the target of a data breach which affected some AAPT business customer data stored on servers in Melbourne.

Economic downturn spawning more security threats: ANZ Bank

Cyber crime is set to get worse for Australian financial institutions as global economic prospects continue to look gloomy and more people are tempted into targeting bank accounts, according to one security expert.

Identity crime in sights of Australian Attorney-General

In response to concerns about identity crime, the Federal Government’s proof of identity system, Document Verification Service (DVS), will be introduced to private sector industries including banking and telecommunications from 2013.

NSW Trade & Investment begins three-year ERP consolidation

New South Wales Trade & Investment has embarked on a three-year enterprise resource planning (ERP) consolidation project designed to save the government department up to $12.5 million per annum in IT service costs.


Getty Images focuses 3D cameras on Olympics

Photos from the Olympics Games in London will receive the 3D treatment this year due to a bespoke SLR camera rig developed by photography agency, Getty Images.

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.