Stories by Georgina Swan

Westpac promises review into outage

Westpac has restored its online banking service following a prolonged outage, caused by an air-conditioning fault at a data centre. The bank’s group executive for retail and business banking, Rob Coombe, has also apologised to customers, promising a review of the events that caused the system failures.

Georgina Swan | 05 May | Read more

Telstra warns Queenslanders to beware of scammers

As if floods, cyclones and a tourism industry in tatters weren't enough, North Queenslanders are now having to fend off attacks of a different kind — from scammers. Telstra has issued a warning to North Queensland residents to be cautious when responding to emails or phone calls from organisations asking for personal details, following reports of emails and phone call scams.

Georgina Swan | 15 Apr | Read more

Business data remains key challenge for Web 2.0

Managing the movement of intellectual property remains a key business challenge when it comes to Web 2.0 communication, but Australian organisations seem to be adopting a "she’ll be right, mate" when it comes to security implications, according to a survey from security vendor Clearswift.

Georgina Swan | 21 Apr | Read more