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.

Toll ‘Mailto’ attack part of targeted ransomware trend

Toll ‘Mailto’ attack part of targeted ransomware trend

Toll Group has confirmed it is the victim of what it has described as a “targeted ransomware attack”.

Oracle expands Gen 2 Cloud with Melbourne region

Oracle expands Gen 2 Cloud with Melbourne region

Oracle has expanded the Australian footprint of its Generation 2 Cloud, officially announcing the launch of a Melbourne data centre for the service.

UBank open sources iOS accessibility framework

UBank open sources iOS accessibility framework

UBank has open sourced an iOS framework that intended to help with developing and testing accessible apps.

ACCC, Google prepare for mediation in Android privacy case

ACCC, Google prepare for mediation in Android privacy case

The Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) and Google are preparing for mediation in a Federal Court case that centres on the collection and use of location data by the Android operating system.

Toll Group shuts down systems after 'suspected cyber security incident'

Toll Group shuts down systems after 'suspected cyber security incident'

Logistics company details ‘precautionary’ security measure

Optus spam fine sets new Australian record

Optus spam fine sets new Australian record

Optus has apologised and will fork out a $504,000 fine for breaching Australia’s anti-spam rules.

NBN Co bows to telco pressure over enterprise push

NBN Co bows to telco pressure over enterprise push

No direct contractual relationship with enterprises, NBN pledges

FTTN, FTTC not good enough for Australian businesses, says NBN Co

FTTN, FTTC not good enough for Australian businesses, says NBN Co

NBN Co wants to use third-party fibre to connect businesses

Genevieve Bell recognised on Australia Day honours list

Genevieve Bell recognised on Australia Day honours list

Leader of ANU’s 3A Institute, Intel Senior Fellow recognised for service to education

Telco core upgrades, mmWave spectrum to unlock 5G for enterprises

Telco core upgrades, mmWave spectrum to unlock 5G for enterprises

The planned release of a significant amount of new spectrum for use by Australia’s mobile network operators (MNOs) and upgrades to telcos’ core networks will help unlock key enterprise use cases for 5G, including end-to-end network...

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

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

One of the key safeguards in a controversial Australian law that is intended to help facilitate police access to encrypted communications is “almost meaningless,” according to a human rights lawyer.

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

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