Rohan Pearce

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Rohan Pearce is the editor of Computerworld Australia with a background in tech journalism that predates the iPhone. He is a nerd with an interest in open source who still hasn’t been able to throw out his Red Hat 3.0.3 CDs Just In Case. Also, he has cats.

Key safeguard in Australia’s anti-encryption legislation ‘almost meaningless’

Government casts eye over telco network resilience in wake of bushfires

Government casts eye over telco network resilience in wake of bushfires

Telco industry to work on new disaster management operating model

Which IT skills are most in demand in Australia?

Which IT skills are most in demand in Australia?

Recruitment firm Hays has revealed the IT roles it expects employers will seek to fill in the first half of 2020

ACCC expects Telstra’s NBN rivals to grow market share in regional Australia

ACCC expects Telstra’s NBN rivals to grow market share in regional Australia

‘No impediment’ to marketing 5G as an NBN substitute, ACCC says

Queensland justice department seeks to replace legacy IT platforms

Queensland justice department seeks to replace legacy IT platforms

QJAS — the key database used to manage jury administration in Queensland courts — is more than three decades old and relies on a legacy platform that is no longer supported by the vendor.

Outage hits thousands of NBN Co’s Sky Muster satellite services

Outage hits thousands of NBN Co’s Sky Muster satellite services

3000-4000 believed to be affected by outage that began on Monday

‘Wireless attack’ on NBN’s fixed-line broadband will continue, TPG says

‘Wireless attack’ on NBN’s fixed-line broadband will continue, TPG says

Telco TPG says that there is a “wireless attack” on fixed-line broadband services that will only “accelerate” as more spectrum is made available for 5G services.

Australian National Blockchain ‘smart contract’ consortium eyes 2020 product launch

Australian National Blockchain ‘smart contract’ consortium eyes 2020 product launch

A consortium that brings together IBM, CSIRO’s Data61 division and international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills to develop blockchain-based services is preparing to launch its first product this year.

ACSC urges businesses to patch cert validation vulnerability

ACSC urges businesses to patch cert validation vulnerability

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued an advisory calling for Windows users to urgently apply a Microsoft patch that addresses a certificate validation vulnerability.

Cyber security: Why Herron Todd White looked to ISO 27001 to help reassure customers

Cyber security: Why Herron Todd White looked to ISO 27001 to help reassure customers

The national property valuation firm says growing customer awareness of data security issues propelled its effort to achieve ISO/IEC 27001 certification

Former NAB, CBA exec to oversee open banking at ACCC

Former NAB, CBA exec to oversee open banking at ACCC

NAB’s former payments chief Paul Franklin has joined the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to lead a newly established created division dedicated to the Consumer Data Right (CDR).

Bushfires: Power biggest issue for Telstra as it works to keep services online

Bushfires: Power biggest issue for Telstra as it works to keep services online

Telstra says it is making every resource it can available to address the impact of bushfires on telecommunications in regional parts of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

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