Stories by Hamish Barwick


In pictures: Norton revs up Melbourne F1

Team Norton drivers James Moffat and James Caruso took the opportunity to meet with guests of the security software company and Nissan fans during the Melbourne Formula One last weekend. Moffat finished the second race of the V8 supercar challenge in fifth place while Todd Kelly of sister team Jack Daniel’s Racing finished in eighth.

Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety program unveiled

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) on Cybersafety program for 2013 has been launched with the first online discussion forum taking place with primary school students in the Northern Territory, South Australia and West Australia tomorrow.

Telstra adds more Fox Sports channels to T-Box

Foxtel on T-Box subscribers with a hankering for sports have more channels to choose from today as Fox Sports 1, 2 and 3 have been added to the roster.

AFP shuts down P2P child abuse network

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has arrested 21 people involved with a peer-to-peer child abuse file sharing network.

SAP creates 120 ICT jobs in Melbourne

Up to 120 ICT roles will be created in Melbourne as SAP establishes a mission control centre (MCC) in the city.

In pictures: QlikTech takes harbour cruise

Business intelligence (BI) software vendor QlikTech hosted the Australian leg of their business discovery world tour on a Sydney harbour cruise this week. The customer event discussed current trends in BI.

REA Group gets Jive talkin’

Melbourne-based REA Group (ASX:REA), operator of property website, has used a collaboration software platform to help its employees participate in projects and cut down on the use of email.

AFP takes cyber safety to the people

A multi-faceted approach covering law enforcement, education and user vigilance is vital for cyber safety in Australia to succeed according to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Researchers reveal how easy it is to fall victim to social engineering

Receiving an email to connect to someone on LinkedIn turned out to be a social engineering experiment that Trend Micro's global field enablement vice president, Blake Sutherland, will never forget.

Three Australian retailers sign with Visa CyberSource

Visa subsidiary CyberSource has been selected by the Flight Centre, Cotton On and Kathmandu to secure online payments when customers are booking flights or buying apparel.

DSD signs Good Technology to secure iOS devices

Mobile security company Good Technology has been certified by the Australian government’s Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) to protect iPhones and iPads used by government employees.

Reserve Bank of Australia confirms 2011 malware attack

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has today confirmed that it was the victim of a targeted email-based virus attack in 2011 following an Australian Financial Review investigation.

Relationships Australia WA looks to collaboration

With disparate branches spread across Western Australia and long travel times, not-for-profit organisation Relationships Australia WA has plans to roll out Cisco IP phones and TelePresence video conferencing.

CFA douses networking issues following Black Saturday bushfires

The Black Saturday fires on 7 February 2009 which threatened much of Victoria was the catalyst for improvements in IT networking and incident response at the Country Fire Authority (CFA).

JWS Lawyers makes the case for telepresence

Faced with a large inter-state travel bill and the need to keep partners abreast of the latest law developments, Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) began the roll out of five videoconferencing systems in April 2012.