Samira Sarraf

Senior Writer

With years of experience covering technology and business across the IT channel, Samira Sarraf now reports for Computerworld Australia on all aspects of enterprise ICT.

Huawei Australia hits back at Malcolm Turnbull's comments on 5G

Huawei Australia hits back at Malcolm Turnbull's comments on 5G

Huawei has hit back at comments made by former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull that allowing the Chinese giant to build Britain’s 5G network would hamper the ability of ‘Five Eyes’ nations to share intelligence.

Microsoft issues patches to critical systems following NSA tipoff

Microsoft issues patches to critical systems following NSA tipoff

Microsoft has released updates for Microsoft Windows after being tipped off by the US National Security Agency (NSA) that there was a serious flaw in the operating system that is believed to be affecting millions of computers.

Demand for DevOps engineers sees RMIT launch new short course

Demand for DevOps engineers sees RMIT launch new short course

RMIT has launched a DevOps short course as part of its Future Skills online portfolio to help with the growing demand for specialists in Australia.

Cyber scammers take advantage of bushfire crisis

Cyber scammers take advantage of bushfire crisis

With the fire season in Australia resulting in loss of lives, property damage and unprecedented loss of wildlife, scammers are wasting no time to take advantage of those wishing to help.

Guy Danskine named Equinix MD

Guy Danskine named Equinix MD

Equinix Australia has appointed Guy Danskine to the role of managing director, replacing Jeremy Deutsch was promoted to the role of president of Asia Pacific in July 2019.

Stephen Conroy joins board of blockchain startup

Stephen Conroy joins board of blockchain startup

Former senator Stephen Conroy has joined asset registry management platform Day By Day as the first independent chairman of its advisory board.

Only 33,000 Australians have advanced access controls set in their My Health Records

Only 33,000 Australians have advanced access controls set in their My Health Records

Only 33,330 of the 22.65 million Australians with a My Health Record have set advanced access controls for their health information, according to the Australian Digital Health Agency's latest report.

Victorian Electoral Commission completing 60 projects yearly with cloud move

Victorian Electoral Commission completing 60 projects yearly with cloud move

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) embarked on a cloud journey 18 months ago moving its core applications to the Azure cloud and migrating to Microsoft Dynamics and Office 365.

Education sector is the most vulnerable to cloud attacks

Education sector is the most vulnerable to cloud attacks

The education sector was the most vulnerable to cloud account attacks with seven in 10 attack campaigns successful, according to a study.

Australia’s 'piecemeal domestic investment' is preventing RegTech's growth

Australia’s 'piecemeal domestic investment' is preventing RegTech's growth

An investment gap is preventing mainstream adoption of regulatory technology despite a rise in global demand, according to research by Australia's RegTech Association. The Centre of RegTech Excellence report conducted seven-minute...

Money can’t take away the anguish and violation: former NSW Ambulance staffer

Money can’t take away the anguish and violation: former NSW Ambulance staffer

A former NSW Ambulance staffer who was at the centre of a class action against her employer over the leaking of personal information has said that "no amount of money can take away the anguish and violation that has happened."

NSW Ambulance staff reach $275K settlement over data breach

NSW Ambulance staff reach $275K settlement over data breach

The NSW Supreme Court has accepted a $275,000 settlement for the class action brought against NSW Ambulance over the access and sale of personal data of 130 staff in 2013.

Government's cyber security strategy panel 'missing a bit of diversity': AustCyber CEO

Government's cyber security strategy panel 'missing a bit of diversity': AustCyber CEO

An advisory panel that will guide the Australian government's new security strategy "does not reflect the full breadth of challenges facing the country," according to AustCyber CEO, Michelle Price.

Health agency chief Tim Kelsey departs

Health agency chief Tim Kelsey departs

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has advised that CEO Tim Kelsey has resigned and will no longer lead the agency charge of My Health Record as of 17 January 2020.

NSW Ambulance expected to settle data breach class action

NSW Ambulance expected to settle data breach class action

A settlement is expected to be reached in a class action brought against the NSW Ambulance Service relating to sensitive health and personal information that was illegally sold by a contractor.

Former SA government CIO sentenced to 25 months jail

Former SA government CIO sentenced to 25 months jail

Veronica Theriault has been sentenced to 25 months in jail with a non-parole period of 12 months after pleading guilty to fraud charges.

Why Aurecon is moving to the cloud

Why Aurecon is moving to the cloud

Aurecon's cloud journey started with a network refresh which quickly turned into a way to simplify the design engineering firm's operations so it would be a 'disruptor rather than be disrupted', chief information officer, Carl...

AWS helps quantum computing reach its full potential with three initiatives

AWS helps quantum computing reach its full potential with three initiatives

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced three initiatives to help advance the application of quantum computing with a quantum lab, a centre for experts and the Amazon Braket.

Huawei hires Aussie law firm to defend against

Huawei hires Aussie law firm to defend against "lies and slurs"

?Huawei Australia has hired recently-established law firm Xenophon Davis to help defend the local business against "malicious and false attacks designed to cause us reputational damage".

Scams cost Australians more than $100M a year

Scams cost Australians more than $100M a year

Australians have so far lost $118.5 million to scams as at October 2019, which is already $10 million more than what it cost in 2018 ($107 million).

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