Stories by Hamish Barwick

Cloud security 101: Are Cloud providers reliable?

Companies relying on Cloud services from Amazon were in April left hanging when the Cloud provider’s EC2 went down. For Gartner research director, Rob McMillan, this outage highlighted the need for airtight service level agreements (SLAs) to ensure their provider’s — and therefore their data’s — reliability.

Hamish Barwick | 03 Aug | Read more

Telstra calls time on Cybercrime Amendments Bill

Telstra has asked for a feasibility study period of up to 90 days once the Cybercrime Amendments Bill 2011 (PDF) has been passed to give time for carriers to design, build and integrate new systems and ensure data that may be requested by law enforcement agencies is secure.

Hamish Barwick | 02 Aug | Read more

Medvet Labs investigating patient data leak

Underdale, South Australia-based paternity and drug-testing laboratory, Medvet Laboratories, has launched an investigation into an online software error which caused the details of 800 patient's delivery addresses and product details entered into its Web store to be visible online.

Hamish Barwick | 19 Jul | Read more

Mosman Municipal Council hacked by Anonymous?

Sydney's Mosman Municipal Council website has suffered a security breach that made the details of nine council staff available for download. However, according to a statement on the Council's website no ratepayer information from the internal systems had been accessed.

Hamish Barwick | 29 Jun | Read more