Sadly we don't think we have seen the last of the cybersecurity breaches. The most significant breach in 2022 was Medibank with millions of customer records, including highly sensitive PII stolen. The cost of remediation is expected to exceed $25 million with the impact on affected customers likely to last many more months, or even years.
Tammy Schmidt and Kylie Thomasz are the faces behind Skye + Lach co. – that is, if you can see past their huge oversized sunglasses. The Melbourne sisters are the co-founders of the start up that is revolutionising the accessories industry with their trendy yet affordable looks. Their emerald ‘Jewel’ style sunglasses launched as part of their Winter 2022 look and sold out in four days, while the ‘Havana’ sunnies are their best seller, with over 5,000 pairs sold.
VAST Data, the data platform company for the AI-powered world, announced its high-capacity, all-flash platform was selected by Plan B to ensure its data centres remain operational regardless of a cyber attack, data loss or security and networking issues. Plan B, a New Zealand-based firm specialising in ICT and business continuity, manages data centres for medium to large businesses and enterprises. It provides high-performance, and cost-effective hybrid cloud and cloud object storage to other cloud service providers (CSPs) and integrators, including some of the largest Microsoft cloud partners in New Zealand.
Fugro is partnering with Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix to establish a new long-range drone capability. It is Fugro’s first partnership working towards long-range Beyond Visual Line of Sight missions (BVLoS), bolstering Fugro’s existing Geographic Information System (GIS) capability. Carbonix will supply Volanti and Ottano vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones over the next 27 months, to further enhance Fugro’s remote operations.
Samsara Eco, pioneer of infinite recycling to solve plastic pollution, took out two awards at the second annual InnovationAus Awards for Excellence on Thursday evening, including the Australian Hero and Energy & Renewables trophies. The coveted People’s Choice Award was taken by data intelligence innovator, Epiwatch, developed to prevent future pandemics.
IT professionals have never faced a taller challenge. Gone are the days where IT support consisted of only dealing with the co-worker who spilt coffee on their laptop or hasn’t tried turning it on and off again. Instead, IT teams now need to protect dispersed organisations from a range of cyber threats, and for organisations who haven’t invested correctly in cybersecurity, the consequences will be much worse than a coffee-stained keyboard.
With six major data breaches in October 2022 alone, it is becoming clear Aussie firms have become targets for a new ‘cyber’ take on age-old crime. Traditional offences such as theft, blackmail, and ransom attempts are not as trendy as they used to be with the gravitation towards the cyber realm—where all signs show that cybercrime will not be slowing down.
Nutanix A/NZ has appointed Monique Hyndman as Channel and Alliances senior manager, and Aaron Kelly as Distribution Sales manager. Monique and Aaron will work closely with Matt Maw, Nutanix's Head of Channels in A/NZ, to strengthen Nutanix’s local channel program. Hyndman joins with pedigree running and building a channel ecosystem. Prior to her last role at Clear Dynamics as head of Partnerships, where she built the company’s local channel business from the ground up, Hyndman served as Red Hat’s A/NZ Channel manager.
Vertiv, a provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced Vai Le as associate channel director for Australia and New Zealand. Heading up strategic direction across Vertiv’s IT, mechanical and electrical, and distribution divisions, Le will be responsible for building on existing alliances and creating awareness across the A/NZ channel ecosystem.
B dynamic Logistics has won the award for Industry Excellence at this year’s Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards. The firm also received an award of High Commendation for Supply Chain Management. The Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards are the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards, celebrating 60 years of operation this year.