Australians and Indians more likely to fall victim to cyber scams

Microsoft receives about 6,500 complaints globally from people. Microsoft released findings of its 2021 Global Tech Support Scam Research report that looks at tech support scams and their impact on consumers. The new findings reveal Australians are among those most likely to fall victim to tech support fraud, second only to India…

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Origin Energy accelerates innovation

Hones project managers’ 20:20 hindsight. In any given year, Origin Energy has more than 100 projects on the go across Australia, spanning technology, exploration, construction, maintenance and renewables. The company invests significantly to support these projects, and reinforces its strong learning culture with extensive education and training programs for employees.…

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Manufacturers leading on sustainability

Over half of manufacturing firms are monitoring the sustainability impacts of their supply chains. Manufacturing firms are some of Australia’s best performers on sustainability, according to a new report from Microsoft ANZ and a research team led by Dr Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London. These findings stand…

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Exploitation of Microsoft Office vulnerability: Follina

Affected Australian organisations should take appropriate action. Background / What has happened? Microsoft has disclosed a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT). This vulnerability, dubbed “Follina”, can be exploited by an attacker sending a URL to a vulnerable machine. Successful exploitation allows an attacker…

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NAB banks on ‘hybrid work’ future

National Australia Bank (NAB) has been through a significant transformation. The big four bank has bolstered its executive leadership team and implemented a new business strategy built around the concept of ‘twin peaks’, according to Susan Ferrier, who began working as NAB’s Group Executive of People and Culture in October…

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BlueScope improves plant and energy efficiency

The team is now partnering with Microsoft. BlueScope is collaborating with Microsoft to deliver smart manufacturing solutions, applying digital technologies and skills to strengthen plant productivity and energy efficiency BlueScope, a global steel manufacturer, is embracing digital as a strategic priority. Since mobilising its global digital program in 2019, BlueScope…

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Western Australian Government continues to improve its cybersecurity posture

Phishing is the most common type of cyberattack threatening its networks and information. As cyberattacks become more frequent and sophisticated, it’s crucial that governments are well-equipped to not only respond to threats but prevent them from happening in the first place. Everyone needs to be on the same page in…

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Australian code of practice on disinformation and misinformation

Microsoft releases an annual transparency report. At Microsoft, we are committed to instilling trust and security across our products and services, and across the broader web. Fighting disinformation is a key element to creating a trustworthy and safe online environment. Microsoft is a signatory to the voluntary Australian Code of Practice…

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