COVID-19 has accelerated the introduction of remote working by at least five years for 60 per cent of organisations in Australia, with the trend especially pronounced in retail, catering & leisure, manufacturing & utilities ), and IT & telecommunications. The figures are contained in a new study by Barracuda Networks.
Banking newcomer Volt is leveraging a fraud protection solution from IBM which uses AI and machine learning to analyse behavioural and fraudulent patterns. During today’s Data and AI Forum hosted by IBM, the challenger bank announced it integrated IBM’s Safer Payments solution into its online banking platform 10 weeks ago.
Australia’s privacy watchdog is looking into claims Alinta Energy failed to protect its 1.1 million customers’ data following its sale to Chinese investors in 2017. A joint investigation by the Nine newspapers and ABC published earlier this week uncovered a series of data protection red flags, including poor privacy compliance
The Australian government today released the first version of its Internet of Things (IoT) Code of practice. The voluntary code, aimed at industry, outlines 13 security principles which represent the “standard for IoT devices” for device manufacturers, IoT service providers, and application developers. The seven page document includes brief recommendations
GitHub announced it is releasing native mobile applications for iOS and Android, and unveiled a new approach to open source security during its annual developer event in San Francisco this week. From today a mobile version of GitHub is available through a public beta with android “coming soon”. The mobile
Unless you use 3D Building Information Models (BIM) or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) you may not even know about plans to create a 3D Digital World, but you should. TL;DR (Executive summary) The internet has been a boon, but also a source of increasing threats: cyber-crime, terrorism and war; fakes,
Email address and phone numbers provided to enable for two factor authentication of Twitter users’ accounts were used to target advertisements, the company revealed this week. Twitter said it wasn’t aware of how many people were impacted by the mistake and no personal data was ever shared externally with its
Fivecast, an open-source data analytics company, has secured a $4 million investment round from Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and the South Australian Venture Capital Fund (SAVCF). This round will drive international expansion and product growth for the company’s key product line, Fivecast Insight. Fivecast Insight uses machine learning
The number of security breaches impacting Australian organisations increased 18 per cent in 2018, according to new research published by Accenture and Ponemon Institute. The study shows Australian companies experienced an average of 65 security breaches in 2018, compared to an average of 53 in 2017. Based on interviews with
Salesforce was forced to shut off access to parts of its services over the weekend after an update gave all users permission to access and modify data in their company’s systems from which they should have been restricted. The error was caused by database script deployment which “inadvertently gave users