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ACCC to monitor Australia’s broadband performance

The Federal Government will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds. The program will use hardware-based devices to perform remote testing of around 4,000 households to determine typical speeds on fixed-line NBN services at various times throughout the day. ACCC Chairman Rod Sims, […]

Utilities taught methods for managing data security

Utility professionals came together for the inaugural Secure Utilities event on 23 March in Melbourne where experts in data security discussed the steps that utilities should be making to ensure their organisations are protected against cyber attacks. Due to the rapid digitisation of the utility industry, security is now more important than ever before, and […]

Is the cybersecurity skills shortage real?

You may have heard the recent lament about a shortage of skills in the cybersecurity sector, an idea that rose to prominence in 2016. But is there actually a shortage of skills in the sector? At Secure Utilities, we have the answers. Ricki Burke, Information Security Recruiter and founder of CyberSec People, an information security […]

Secure Utilities is only two weeks away

Secure Utilities, the Melbourne event showcasing the latest ideas in data security, is only two weeks away, and with cyber attacks specifically targeting the energy sector on the rise, it can’t come soon enough for utilities. The energy industry is the most targeted private sector for cyber attacks, with the highest number of compromised systems, […]

Jarrod Loidl: What banks can teach utilities about cyber security

With both utilities and banks being prime targets for cyber attacks, ANZ’s Jarrod Loidl has plenty of cyber security lessons to teach utilities, and he’ll be sharing his wisdom at the Melbourne event, Secure Utilities.   Mr Loidl, Domain Lead for the Security Enablement Program at ANZ Bank, is a cybersecurity and technology risk leader […]

Creating amazing cyber security teams

With 17 years’ experience in information technology and security management between them, Rachel Zainey and Richard Sengmany know how to put together a crack cyber security team, and they’ll be sharing their expertise at the upcoming Secure Utilities.   The pair, both Principal Consultants of Governance Risk and Compliance at Enex Carbon, will be delivering […]

World-first trial to get the most out of renewables

A world-first Australian trial will help maximise the benefits of renewables by allowing households and businesses to trade grid services provided by their batteries and rooftop solar with local network operators. The trial aims to make national electricity grids more reliable while increasing the competitiveness of renewable energy. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is […]

Integrating new technology with old networks

Andrew Steer has over 30 years’ experience in designing technological solutions for utilities and is using his expertise to integrate smart metering with traditional control systems, information he’ll be sharing at the Melbourne event showcasing the latest in cyber security, Secure Utilities. Mr Steer, NCC Support Manager, United Energy, has focused his career on the […]

Employees a utility’s greatest cyber security risk

Simon Smith says that when it comes to cyber security, a utility’s employees are its biggest risk. With over 20 years’ experience in cyber security, Mr Smith will explain how to protect staff against the cyber attack strategies like social engineering at Secure Utilities, a Melbourne event helping keep utilities up to date with the […]

Urgent need for businesses to address cyber threats

Audit and consulting firm, RSM Australia, claims the risk of cyber security attacks is not going away and businesses need to adapt much faster. RSM Australia said with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull raising cyber security to the level of national security, combined with the recent announcement in regards to the introduction of data breach notification […]

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