Internet Explorer – the best browser for protection against socially engineered malware

Here at Microsoft Australia we continue to see cyber attacks that rely on distributing socially engineered malware through phishing emails and websites, which is why it was great to see the news that Internet Explorer is the best browser to help protect users against these threats. This month in the US, NSS Labs, an independent information…

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Migrant Resource Centre I.T Job Skills Trainers graduate at Microsoft

This week a group of graduates from a Microsoft Grant funded project were awarded their certificates at the Microsoft offices in Sydney. In 2010-2011 Microsoft and WorkVentures committed to support migrants and refugees by providing them with the IT tools and resources necessary to fully participate in the Australian society, assist them in adapting to…

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Keeping Safe Online this Festive Season

Earlier this month the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy launched their Cyber Security Festive Season Awareness Initiative, which Microsoft is proud to be supporting. With the holidays just around the corner it is important that people are taking measures to keep themselves and their children safe online. The initiative encourages people to…

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Democratising research in the Australian cloud

Information technology is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation driven by an avalanche of data and our ubiquitous connectivity to the Internet. Consequently, we now have instant access to vast amounts of knowledge about our world and our social network. We can explore distant museums and libraries from the comfort of our home office and find…

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Leveraging the NBN in Queensland

Last week Rob Schwarten MP, Queensland Minister for Public Works and ICT addressed the Microsoft Executive breakfast series in Brisbane which included representatives from the IT industry. Discussion focused on the future on the National Broadband Network and the impact it will have on health and education as well as opportunities to leverage for regional…

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Online Privacy & Balance – Our Perspective

(Cross posted from Microsoft on the Issues blog dated 7 December 2010) Any discussion of online privacy today can quickly become polarized and shed more heat than light. It is clear that privacy remains a key topic and also clear the discussion centers on finding the right balance of investments by both companies and the…

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Cloud Computing and Accessibility

National Disability Services held its CEO Meeting in Canberra this week. National Disability Services is the peak national industry association for disability services with members employing more than 40,000 staff across Australia, and a membership of 650 organisations. The CEO Meeting brings together industry leaders in the disability sector discussing public policy trends, and the…

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Cybersafety Help Button

The Cybersafety Help Button is a new Australian Government initiative designed to keep children and families safe online. It is an online resource that gives children and young people easy access to cybersafety help and information. Microsoft Australia is proud to support this initiative. The internet offers huge opportunities for improvements in education, social interaction,…

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Indigenous youth get a technology boost

    Microsoft Australia’s Managing Director, Tracey Fellows and Andrew Mahar, Executive Director of Microsoft’s Community Partner, InfoXchange recently visited Shepparton Victoria to spend some time with the staff and students of Ganbina Indigenous Employment and Training Organisation. Twelve months ago Microsoft Australia donated 25 Netbooks to Ganbina as part of a broader project with…

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The Privacy umbrella of cloud computing

Cloud computing and its privacy implications was the key focus in this week’s conference organised by the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australian and New Zealand (IAPPANZ). The conference was addressed by Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Privacy and Freedom of Information; Timothy Pilgrim, Australian Privacy Commissioner, and Jeff Bullwinkel, Associate General Counsel for Microsoft…

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