Rohan Pearce

Editor

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.

TPG’s Teoh joins telco CEO chorus criticising NBN’s enterprise ambitions

TPG’s Teoh joins telco CEO chorus criticising NBN’s enterprise ambitions

TPG’s CEO David Teoh is the latest telco chief to take exception to NBN Co’s push into the enterprise space.

Labor to unveil bill to amend 'encryption' law

Labor to unveil bill to amend 'encryption' law

Shadow home affairs minister Senator Kristina Keneally will tomorrow introduce a bill to amend Australia’s controversial ‘encryption’ laws.

How IBM put Watson in space

How IBM put Watson in space

CIMON says all sorts of useful things, thanks to IBM’s cognitive computing platform

Data-matching practices of loyalty schemes under fire

Data-matching practices of loyalty schemes under fire

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for operators of customer loyalty schemes to strengthen their privacy practices.

iVote developer acknowledges vulnerability, defends election security

iVote developer acknowledges vulnerability, defends election security

The vendor that developed core components of New South Wales’ iVote system has released an analysis of a vulnerability discovered in the online voting platform, arguing that an attack based on it is “extremely difficult to implement...

Optus to fork out $6.4m after ACCC court action over NBN marketing

Optus to fork out $6.4m after ACCC court action over NBN marketing

Optus will pay a $6.4 million fine for making misleading claims about migration to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

AFP leads takedown of ‘Imminent Monitor’ RAT

AFP leads takedown of ‘Imminent Monitor’ RAT

Australian Federal Police’s Cybercrime Investigations teams have led an operation targeting the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan. As a result use of IM-RAT has been disabled, according to the AFP.

Infosys to deliver new welfare payment calculation engine for Centrelink

Infosys to deliver new welfare payment calculation engine for Centrelink

Infosys will rollout out a new Entitlement Calculation Engine for Centrelink as one element of the government’s mammoth Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation (WPIT) program.

Services minister pushes ‘whole of government technology architecture’

Services minister pushes ‘whole of government technology architecture’

Government services minister Stuart Robert says he has asked the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to engage with the Commonwealth’s largest IT shops to create a taskforce that can “explore what a single whole of government...

NSW’s plan to overhaul aging frontline applications, build ‘digital twin’

NSW’s plan to overhaul aging frontline applications, build ‘digital twin’

‘Beyond Digital’ strategy outlines data-driven effort to continue overhauling service delivery

Government has another crack at subsidy for regional NBN services

Government has another crack at subsidy for regional NBN services

Communications minister Paul Fletcher has reintroduced (slightly tweaked) legislation to implement the Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS): A charge levied on non-NBN so-called ‘superfast’ broadband services.

Federal MPs to receive phishing training in wake of parliament hack

Federal MPs to receive phishing training in wake of parliament hack

DPS to stage simulated phishing of MPs and parliamentary staff

Making sense of Australia’s ‘bewildering’ cyber landscape

Making sense of Australia’s ‘bewildering’ cyber landscape

There is an infamous chart produced by law firm Baker McKenzie that provides a guide to the web of Commonwealth organisations and programs related to cyber security.

Vic Police want warrant-free access to MAC addresses, destination IP details

Vic Police want warrant-free access to MAC addresses, destination IP details

Victoria Police have used a parliamentary review of Australia’s data retention regime to call for greater access to a range of data relating to IP traffic.

New rules for telcos to help combat SMS phishing

New rules for telcos to help combat SMS phishing

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has unveiled a range of initiatives as part of its Scams Technology Project, including pushing for telcos to implement SMS filtering to try to combat text-message-based phishing....

Telstra CEO to lead industry panel for government’s cyber strategy

Telstra CEO to lead industry panel for government’s cyber strategy

Telstra’s chief executive, Andy Penn, will chair a new industry panel chosen to advise the government on the development of a refreshed cyber security strategy.

NBN Co outlines cheaper gigabit offering, action on protocol overhead

NBN Co outlines cheaper gigabit offering, action on protocol overhead

NBN Co has released a close-out paper from its pricing consultation process, pledging a new scheme to help tackle the impact of network protocol overhead on end user speeds as well as allowing a retail service provider (RSP) to...

DTA plans whole-of-government ‘telco marketplace’

DTA plans whole-of-government ‘telco marketplace’

Canberra’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is gearing up for new telecommunications procurement arrangements.

Why Cenitex turned to HCI, VMware Cloud on AWS for ‘Program Fortify’

Why Cenitex turned to HCI, VMware Cloud on AWS for ‘Program Fortify’

Last year the building housing one of Cenitex’s customers – Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) -- suffered water damage and caught fire, and as a result some 1900 users couldn’t access their PCs and...

Roadshow, Netflix seek to block open source Popcorn Time app

Roadshow, Netflix seek to block open source Popcorn Time app

Village Roadshow is spearheading a new effort to obtain Federal Court orders directing major Australian ISPs to block their customers from accessing eighty-seven online services accused of facilitating piracy. The effort is backed...

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