Friday, August 19, 2022

Cyber security expert expounds on the News Corp cyber attack

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The attack on News Corp was done through Business Email Compromise, a common threat vector used by hackers to infiltrate a corporate network to gain access to valuable information.Once hackers have gained access to your email, they can preview your most recent and historical conversations including accessing attachments and links within the email text.

LaunchVic’s $1.8m funding seeks to hatch AgTech’s next big ideas

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Close to 500 innovative farmers and aspiring startups are set to break into the AgTech sector, with three new entrepreneurship programs funded by LaunchVic and Agriculture Victoria. Farmers2Founders, Rocket Seeder and SproutX will each receive $600k to run pre-accelerator programs, which equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills to turn ideas into business.

New super computer set to herald next generation of discoveries

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One of Australia’s supercomputers is getting a major upgrade, with Swinburne University of Technology designing and installing a new space-focused machine with the support of $5.2m in funding from the Victorian Government’s Higher Education State Investment Fund. The facility will be the largest supercomputer available to Victorian researchers and will unlock the mysteries of the human brain, the natural world and the universe beyond our planet.

Over half of Australian workers are actively taking steps to change jobs

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Over half of Australian workers (56%) indicated that they had taken steps to change their current employment, according to a new report from RMIT Online and Deloitte. Employees took actions like looking on LinkedIn or Seek for jobs, preparing their CV or Resume, sitting an interview, or reaching out to their network about opportunities.

Tricentis acquires Testim, an AI-based SaaS testing automation platform

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Tricentis, an industry leader in test automation for modern cloud and enterprise applications, announced today the acquisition of Testim, an AI-based SaaS test automation platform. Testim extends Tricentis’ own AI-powered testing platform and will help them to simplify test automation, enabling companies to create resilient end-to-end tests quickly and easily.

Westwater Resources announces new executive management changes

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Westwater Resources, Inc., a battery-grade, natural graphite development company has announced the retirement of Christopher M. Jones, their former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Board, effective February 25th, 2022. Chief Operating Officer (COO) Chad M. Potter has been elected Westwater’s new President and CEO and appointed to fill the vacancy on the Board of Directors, effective February 26, 2022.

Marc DeBevoise joins Brightcove as the new CEO and Board Director

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Brightcove Inc., the leading intelligent video streaming, monetization, and communications platform, has appointed Marc DeBevoise as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. He will...

Commonwealth Bank Australia in partnership with fintech Paypa Plane

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CBA has partnered with Paypa Plane to enhance the payment experience for businesses and help them transition to PayTo, giving clients more choice and control in paying. PayTo, the next innovation of the New Payments Platform (NPP), will provide a new, digital way for businesses to offer real-time direct debit payments to their customers.

Unhedged goes live with the launch of its AI automated trading platform

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The human vs algorithms race is a qualitative stomping ground, where results will determine our appetite for AI. While we are far from mainstream adoption, consumers are considering autonomous vehicles (AVs) while already speaking to AI chatbots or even Alexa at home. Algorithms are far more prolific than we realise. At 2-3% of market share, AVs are leading the AI adoption with a strong year-on-year growth. We’ve seen early tipping points like this before across the digital landscape. eCommerce jumped from a few percent in 2010 to almost 20% of all retail sales in 2021. In advertising, AI places almost 100% of impressions.

Digital fintech disruptor launches intelligent loan marketplace

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LoanOptions.ai is Australia’s most intelligent loan marketplace. LoanOptions.ai uses artificial intelligence to provide customers with the most competitive loan options in one place. Founded by Julian Fayad, one of Australia’s most innovative fin-tech entrepreneurs.