Stories by Computerworld Australia staff

In pictures: AusCERT 2015 awards night

A fun night was had by all at the annual AusCERT gala dinner with the South Australian government, Shadowserver Foundation and Let's Encrypt receiving recognition for their contributions to cyber security.

In pictures: Equinix ME1 data centre opens

The Equinix ME1 data centre officially opened in Melbourne today. The $66 million facility has a current capacity of 375 cabinets with 1,125 more cabinets to be added in the future.

Essendon Volkswagen cuts password overload

Essendon Volkswagen staff in Melbourne no longer need to remember multiple passwords when they are accessing secure Volkswagen websites.

Some Aussies prepared to risk security and privacy for free apps: report

Australians are being urged to take a smarter approach to smartphone security after a study found that some consumers don’t worry about getting a virus on their smartphone when they download free apps.

Westminster School finds collaboration value in touchscreen laptops

The rollout of 545 touchscreen laptops at South Australia-based Westminster School has made submitting homework easier for students while teachers can use the devices to check students' work.

Symantec A/NZ boss Brenton Smith quits

Symantec's Australia and New Zealand managing director, Brenton Smith, has quit his post after more than two years in the role to pursue other interests.

Data Privacy Day a reminder to protect your personal information

To mark Data Privacy Day (January 28), privacy commissioners in Australia are urging people to stay safe online by taking steps to protect their personal information.

OAIC updates information security guide

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released an updated information security guide with tips on stopping rogue employees and advice on using cloud storage offerings.

ATM skimmers strike in Queensland

A gang of ATM skimmers has been at work in Queensland with several ATMs in South East Queensland targeted recently, say state police.

Telstra, Pacnet in talks about potential acquisition

Telstra (ASX: TLS) has confirmed in a statement to the ASX that it is in discussions with the owners of undersea cable operator, Pacnet, about potentially acquiring the company.

Vocus, Amcom enter ASX trading halt

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM) have both entered trading halts on the ASX today. The halt is in place as the two companies prepare to make an announcement about a proposal made to Amcom in October 2014 to potentially combine the two businesses.

NEXTDC signs up international customer to S1 data centre

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has signed up an international customer, which can’t be publicly named, to its Sydney data centre, S1 for three years.

ACCC intervenes to stop scam victims sending money overseas

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has sent out 1500 letters to people in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in an attempt to stop them sending more money to scammers overseas.

Australian Computer Society finds new CEO from internal ranks

ACS chief operations officer Andrew Johnson has been promoted to CEO, two months after former CEO Alan Patterson resigned.

Cloud365 signs data centre deal with Equinix Australia

Equinix has signed up another customer for its Melbourne data centre (ME1), which is cloud services provider Cloud365.