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Cyber strategy a big miss for local industry

The government’s $1.7 billion cybersecurity strategy’s lack of focus on the local industry is “frustrating” and a “wasted opportunity”, according to CyRise chief executive Scott Handsaker. The strategy was finally launched late last week with a focus on protecting the nation’s essential infrastructure from cyber-attacks, handing additional powers to

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Labor demands AFP answers on encryption

Australian law enforcement agencies are yet to use the coercive anti-encryption powers handed to them nearly two years ago, with Labor MPs questioning whether they are necessary at all. The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (TOLA) Act provides law enforcement with new powers to compel tech companies to provide

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No surprises: 2020 cyber security strategy

The federal government has finally released its $1.7 billion 2020 Cyber Security Strategy, with initiatives including new laws to protect critical infrastructure, additional powers for police to target the ‘dark web’ and efforts to improve the cyber resilience of small business. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister

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LithiumAus drives down battery cathode costs

Lithium materials company Lithium Australia has demonstrated cost savings of between 20 and 30 per cent in chemical and reagent costs used to produce lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO) battery cathodes. The company, which is developing lithium mines, processing technologies, component manufacturing and battery recycling, demonstrated the savings at its

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TikTok acquisition a win for tech giants

In what seems to be a common occurrence, Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is once again in the headlines. After months of speculation about national security risks and users’ data being harvested by the Chinese Communist Party, US President Donald Trump has announced plans to ban TikTok in the United States any day now. In

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