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Australia’ Smart meter leaders lag in securing devices

Centre for Internet Safety calls for consumer safeguards Default passwords, unpatched firmware, unencrypted traffic: according to a report from a Canberra University research organisation, Australia's smart electricity meter rollouts are characterised by n00b-level security gaffes.…

123ContactForm Now Supports Square Payments

Leading online form builder allows business owners in any industry to accept online orders and manage payments with SquareTimisoara, Romania – April 26, 2017 – 123ContactForm, which has helped more than a million users worldwide build online forms and surveys, announced today that it now supports Square payments.
Square, a leading payment gateway that also enables merchants to accept payments with a physical device for swiping credit cards, handles millions of transactions across Australia, Canada,... Source: RealWire

Comvergence Leverages Calix AXOS G.fast Solutions to Rapidly Bring Gigabit Speed...

Calix Elite Partner OSA helps Comvergence become the first to deliver industry-leading G.fast technology to businesses in Sydney and Melbourne SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – April 26, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, announced that fast-growing Australia service provider Comvergence is successfully rolling out Calix AXOS G.fast solutions to businesses throughout Australia’s two largest cities.

The first to deploy this groundbreaking technology in both Sydney and Melbourne, Comvergence is... Source: RealWire

NTT Security finds 86 percent of Australia’s attacks come from within

NTT Security's latest Global Threat Intelligence Report has found the majority of all attacks experienced in Australia during a 12-month period originated in Australia.

Hajime, the mysterious evolving botnet

Hajime (meaning ‘beginning’ in Japanese) is an IoT worm that was first mentioned on 16 October 2016 in a public report by RapidityNetworks.
In this blogpost we outline some of the recent ‘improvements’ to Hajime, some techniques that haven’t been made public, and some statistics about infected IoT devices.

Singapore, Japan, Korea among least prepared for new EU data laws

More than half of firms in Singapore, Japan, and South Korea express concerns they will not be able to meet the May 25, 2018, deadline for GDPR compliance, while a quarter of their peers in Australia and US fear shutting down as a result.

International online store vidaXL to accelerate growth with Mirakl Marketplace Platform

“Mirakl was the clear market leader for us and making that choice has paid off”London, UK – April 20, 2017 – Mirakl, the leading global marketplace solutions provider, today announced that international online store, vidaXL, which sells products for in and around the house at competitive prices to 29 countries across Europe, Australia and the US, has selected the Mirakl B2C Marketplace Platform, supporting the growth of its category offering, streamlining operations, and accelerating expansion... Source: RealWire

Australia’s bold plan for cybersecurity growth

Australian Cyber Security Growth Network has set its goals, fleshed out its board, and announced a detailed plan for success.

Doctors Adrift hit halfway mark in Indian Ocean rowing challenge

April 18, 2017 – The challenge is mega – take a two-man boat and row 3,600 miles across the Indian Ocean in 84 days from Western Australia to Mauritius.

Gold sponsor, CCube Solutions, a supplier of digital healthcare software to the NHS, announces today that junior doctors, Ted Welman and Jack Faulkner, have reached the halfway mark in what is an epic rowing adventure.

The pair are also trying to raise £100,000 for Medicins San... Source: RealWire

CrowdStrike warns geographic isolation won’t keep threats out of Australia

CrowdStrike APAC VP of technology Michael Sentonas has warned that it is naive to think Australia is immune to cyber threats experienced by the rest of the world.

Want to make land use sustainable? It’s a wicked problem

Using Australia as a case study confirms that it’s hard to have it all.

Australia’s ambitious action plan for open government

A new 'multi-stakeholder forum', to be established by July, will oversee Australia's open government work plan, with commitments already set through to 2018.