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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 […]

Tasmanian Government to take over TasWater

The Tasmanian State Government has put forward a plan to take ownership of TasWater in 2018. The Government plans on taking control from 1 July 2018 and complete the remainder of the $1.5 billion capital program over a five year period. Tasmanian Premier, Will Hodgman, and Treasurer, Peter Gutwein said the takeover is an effort […]

Employees the weak link in data security

Human error is the biggest risk factor in data security breaches, with some of the most likely culprits being poor passwords, uninformed users and carelessness. As cyber attackers get more sophisticated, organisations must make appropriate preparations to limit damage. Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report found that the majority of breaches exploited human nature. The […]

Northern Gas Pipeline delayed

Jemena is resequencing the construction schedule for the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) to facilitate finalisation of some outstanding land access approvals. As a result, the commencement of construction works on the project – which was targeted to begin in April 2017 – will be delayed. Jemena said it remains fully committed to building and operating […]

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 […]

Queensland invests in four large-scale renewable projects

The Queensland Government is investing $700 million in four large-scale renewable energy projects, signing support deeds for three solar projects in Collinsville, Oakey and Longreach, and gaining approval for the environmental impact statement for the Coopers Gap wind farm. The three solar projects include: Edify Energy’s 58MW megawatt Whitsunday Solar Farm is a $122 million […]

NBN connection information now available

nbn has completed a major update to the address checker function on its website, allowing Australian to find out when they will be able to connect to the NBN. The update provides the most accurate view of when the NBN will be available, as well as what technology will be used at any given time. […]

New SA stormwater project to prevent flooding

The South Australian Government has reached an agreement with five local councils and the Stormwater Management Authority (SMA) for a $140 million stormwater infrastructure project. The project is set to safeguard against flooding in the Brown Hill and Keswick Creek catchment – the most at risk area for flooding in Adelaide. The flood mitigation works […]

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 […]

Defending against denial-of-service attacks

Professor Chris Leckie is fighting back against denial-of-service attacks. With over two decades’ experience researching artificial intelligence (AI) and data mining, Professor Leckie is using his expertise to improve cyber security and mitigate denial-of-service attacks, which attempt to use traffic from multiple sources to overwhelm online infrastructure and take it down. At the upcoming Secure […]

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