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Australia lagging decades behind in cyber security efforts: ACCS

The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) released a discussion paper on Monday critiquing the Australian Government’s cyber security efforts, claiming it does too little to combat advanced technology threats.

WA and Bristol researchers make quantum computing breakthrough

Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the University of Bristol have made a breakthrough in quantum computing by simulating 'quantum walks'.

NSW appoints first govt chief information and digital officer

The New South Wales Government has appointed Damon Rees as its first government chief information and digital officer (GCIDO) to help lead the state’s digital agenda.

Aussie CIOs feel stifled by legacy constraints: report

Australian IT leaders are feeling stifled by budget, legacy systems and security policy when trying to innovate or support digital transformation, according to a new global study.

Aussies lost $230 million to scams in 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Targeting Scams Report found in total, more than $229 million was lost to scams in 2015.

Victorian govt to overhaul IT

The Victorian Government has unveiled a new IT strategy that will see it update and consolidate outdated and complex and costly systems including hundreds of phone hotlines and 538 different service websites.

GHD Group CIO joins executive team

GHD Group's CIO Elizabeth Harper has joined the company's executive management group and is now reporting directly to the CEO following a restructure at the engineering firm.

NSW to experience ‘below average’ ICT employment growth       

New South Wales is predicted to experience ICT employment growth of 1.8 per cent annually until 2020 - less than the annual national growth average of 2 per cent, according to a new report by the Australian Computing Society (ACS) and...

Melbourne scientists develop 'electronic skin'

Melbourne researchers have developed a new form of wearable technology that can become part of the body, like a metallic artificial skin.

Budget 2016: A "missed opportunity" for startups

Tax cuts for SMBs and increased access to startup investment are both key features of the 2016 federal budget, announced by Treasurer Scott Morrison on Tuesday night. But peak industry bodies have described the budget as a "missed...

Intelligence must be shared across govt agencies to fight counter-terrorism: Austrac CIO

Intelligence agencies must share more information, tools and solutions, or risk failure in counter-terrorism efforts, according to Austrac CIO, Dr Maria Milosavljevic.

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