A look back at 2012, where governments grappled Internet controls, Windows 8 was released, the iPhone 5 finally arrived, and the post-PC era stormed ahead as the PC withered away.
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Organizations tend to trust manufacturers to ensure hardware in one's IT infrastructure stay safe, but more impetus needed to develop tools to safeguard device integrity, watchers urge.
As hard-disk sanitization typically won't work on solid-state drives, organizations should include SSD-specific policies and be able to verify data erasure is clean, researchers urge.
Westminster debates rules on tech in the chamber…
Security experts call the concept "interesting", but too many uncertainties make the idea of quarantining a PC almost impossible to implement, with legal and user issues difficult to iron out.
Proposal for a global "cyberpeace" treaty has met "a lot of resistance" from industrialized nations, says head of U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union.
The US Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower suit that accuses Oracle of defrauding the US government by not keeping government discounts pegged to commercial discounts
Country preparing draft legislation to empower ISPs to take compromised end-user PCs offline, with government likely to pass law by year-end, according to academic.
Businesses should make security their top priority and not so much achieving compliance, Gartner research director says.
A £300m government scheme has been launched to provide free computers, software and broadband for low-income families in England
There's a potential anti-trust fight looming on the horizon. The target: Google. It's a mega-sized company that many are beginning to become leery of.
Australian government launches in-depth cybersecurity strategy, which includes establishment of a new Computer Emergency Response Team to rival existing AusCERT.
The defending nation doesn't even get an email declaring war; it just starts with a click of a mouse button or set of instructions sent by a cell phone. This type of war is becoming easier to wage with less sophistication or rationale. The debate within the U.S. Government is over: It wants to ensure that a Cyber war can be won and defeated if attacked.
Country establishes new government agency, under the Internal Security Department, to combat cyber terrorism and espionage threats.
The Federal Government has promised to spend $2 billion to give a PC to every Australian student in years nine to 12. But where is the program at so far? Our round-up shows the state of Kevin Rudd's initiative.
update The investment, spread over five years, aims to fortify infocomm systems and boost the country's IT security competencies.
Australia has been ranked seventh in the world in a new report rating countries on how effectively they use technology, ahead of EU powerhouses such as Germany and France.
The Queensland government has announced plans to embark on a new green procurement strategy, after a procedural review led to the establishment of a green whole-of-government computing arrangement.
commentary Eyebrows were no doubt raised in Canberra last week after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) threw its weight behind a case that takes Accenture, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems to task over alleged kickbacks when working together on big US government procurement deals.
The federal Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (DITR) has flagged plans to migrate its 2,900-strong desktop fleet to Microsoft's latest Windows Vista and Office 2007 software. But the move could still be some time away.
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