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BAI Communications Australia
BAI Communications to help improve mobile coverage across regional NSW
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said regional communities deserve reliable and affordable mobile services.
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Phishing
Top universities lagging on basic cybersecurity - report
Universities in Australia, the US and the UK are lagging on basic cybersecurity measures, creating higher risks of email-based impersonation attacks.
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Sustainability
Phronesis Security achieves B-Corp certified status
Phronesis Security has become the first cyber security company in Australia to achieve the coveted B Corp certification, having been certified since June 2022. 
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Data
Consumers will stop doing business over data practices
“Data privacy remains a concern for consumers when it comes to sharing their information with an online retailer with an unclear view of privacy laws."
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Partnership
NCS, FPT Software launch Strategic Delivery Centre in Vietnam
The new partnership is designed to support increasing demand for high quality digital services across the region.
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Broadband
MyRepublic unveils 'choose the speed you need' mobile plans
Broadband provider MyRepublic has announced the details of its new 'choose the speed you need' mobile plans, designed for New Zealanders. 
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SaaS
Iron Mountain InSight SaaS platform extends capabilities on AWS
Company deepens work with AWS, helps customers to accelerate their journey from physical to digital on a global scale.
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Phishing
Phishing, software vulnerabilities cause 70% of cyber incidents
The heavy use of software vulnerabilities matches the opportunistic behaviour of threat actors who scour the internet for vulnerabilities and weak points.
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Check Point
Ransomware now impacts 1 out of 40 organisations a week
Retailers and the wholesale sector saw the largest spike in ransomware attacks, with an alarming increase of 182%.
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Hybrid Cloud
ERP implementations biggest concern for customers - report
"Companies are setting a higher bar for their ERP providers to deliver on more than just the technology itself."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Sapporo City selects Nutanix Cloud Clusters on AWS
The city first used a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution from Nutanix to modernize and improve the efficiency of its on-premise datacenter.
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Employment
Half of employees are struggling to meet basic living costs
"The feeling of uncertainty is prompting more employees to remain with their employer with the expectation they will be rewarded for their loyalty."
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Remote Working
Ivanti extends Neurons Platform to optimise digital employee experience
“Organisations and IT teams need to provide an ambient and contextual digital experience for the growing hybrid workforce."
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Skills gap
Diversity, inclusion essential to fill IT industry skills gap
Companies say that recruiters have to search harder and wider for talent, unlocking untapped potential to fill the skills gap.
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Malware
Bitdefender supports Amazon GuardDuty for advanced threat detection
Bitdefender antimalware technology provides AWS customers with advanced threat detection to identify malware, zero-day attacks, and malicious activity. 
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Ransomware
Cyber-preparedness about informed business leadership
Kiwi businesses should re-think how they respond to ransomware attacks as they become more common, says Accenture.
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Cybersecurity
Australians lose $300 million to scams in first half of 2022
The total losses from January to June 2022 have more than doubled compared to the first half of 2021, where Australians lost a combined $139 million.
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Big Data
DataStax, Nanyang Polytechnic partner to grow big data management talent in Singapore
The collaboration will deliver technology, curricula and certifications in big data management to accelerate innovation and sustainability.
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Digital Realty
Digital Realty joins forces with CypressTel to deliver enhanced interconnectivity
The collaboration expands access across the Greater China region with Digital Realty's PlatformDIGITAL and CypressTel's hybrid WAN capabilities.
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Cryptocurrency
Koinly, Cointree announce crypto tax partnership
"As the cryptocurrency space continues to rapidly grow in Australia, this partnership cements their commitment to crypto investors financial literacy."
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Ransomware
Business services top target of ransomware attacks
Trellix has released The Threat Report: Summer 2022, analysing cybersecurity trends and attack methods from the first quarter of 2022. 
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Ransomware
Ransomware, cyber supply chain compromises key threats in 2022
Technology, media, and telecommunications and transport industry groups were the top targets for cyber threats in Singapore in 2021.
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Apple
ESET Research discovers new cyber threat to Mac users
Researchers from ESET have discovered a previously unknown macOS backdoor that spies on users of compromised Macs.
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Microsoft
LinkedIn, Microsoft top brands to be faked in phishing attempts
Social media platform LinkedIn has continued its reign as the most imitated brand by cybercriminals, according to Check Point Research.