Stories by Julian Bajkowski

Big Brother IT budget

In a scorched earth budget that has spent $8.39 billion of surplus taxation revenue to appease voters, the federal government will spend more money than ever on new technology to nail down security - and new security to nail down technology.

Julian Bajkowski | 12 May | Read more

Banks' e-fraud code of silence stymies action

Australian banks which stubbornly refuse to provide law enforcement authorities and government with comprehensive figures on the incidence of electronic fraud is impeding the fight against cyber crime. It may even encourage e-crooks to target Australia, a conference on ATM security was warned last week.

Julian Bajkowski | 15 Apr | Read more

IT security strengthens in public sector

Australian enterprises are at substantial risk of being sucker-punched by hackers because of their overly relaxed attitude to IT security the regional director of Check Point, Scott Ferguson, told the inaugural CIO Government Conference in Canberra this week.

Julian Bajkowski | 02 Apr | Read more

Telstra shakes up security

Australia's 600-pound telco Telstra is in the midst of its biggest security shake up in more than a decade, and is understood to have appointed a new group manager for security across the whole enterprise. It is also advertising for no fewer than 10 senior and executive security positions.

Julian Bajkowski | 24 Mar | Read more

Federal IT councils survive NOIE closure

In a move certain to worry IT vendors, the federal government will retain its two most powerful internal IT advisory bodies, the Information Management Strategy Committee (IMSC) and the Chief Information Officer Committee despite the almost certain closure of their coordinating arm, the National Office of the Information Economy.

Julian Bajkowski | 03 Mar | Read more

Letter from the eastern front

When it comes to laying the blame for malicious code, viruses, scams and spam, IT security vendors love to point the accusatory finger to what used to be known as the Eastern Bloc. Yet for every throwaway accusation, few attempt to justify such claims with hard statistics – let alone a response from those inside Russia.

Julian Bajkowski | 02 Mar | Read more

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