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Communications Alliance and Energy Networks Australia (ENA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve the way the two sectors collaborate and share knowledge when responding to emergency situations.

Under the MoU, the pair have agreed to improve the safety of communities by mitigating risks caused by telecommunications or power outages during emergencies, as well as the sustainability of telecommunications and power supply services to communities affected by emergencies to support their recovery.

The MoU also sets out that the two sectors will collaborate and coordinate on preparing telecommunications and electricity networks and infrastructure for responding to emergencies at local, regional, and state level.

A report prepared by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in May found that during the peak period of the Black Summer bushfires, most telecommunication outages were due to power failures rather than direct fire damage to communication assets.

The report found that during

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The sectors most at risk of cyber attacks

October 2, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Working from home in a city like Geneva, could save you tens of thousands a year. Photo: XPS/Unsplash
Working from home in a city like Geneva, could save you tens of thousands a year. Photo: XPS/Unsplash

Cyber security is one of the most challenging issues for business owners, with each data breach costing companies about $3.9m (£3m), according to IBM.

With much of the global workforce now remote, it has never been more important for employees to be cyber aware.

However, two in five (41%) of employees across all UK sectors have not received adequate cyber security training, a survey of 1,324 UK workers by Specops Software found.

What’s more, nearly four in five (79%) UK workers admitted they would not be able to identify if they were hacked.

Those in travel and hospitality are at the highest risk of cyber attacks, over four in five (84%) employees not receiving adequate training against cyber threats.

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