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Mail contender

Mail contender

Australian email security company MailGuard has launched a cloud-hosted email service it says will take on Google's Gmail and Microsoft's Outlook, while generating 100 ICT jobs in Melbourne. Trying to capitalise on recent news of US snooping of private citizen data, CEO Craig McDonald said: "Multinationals not only pose a risk to the local ICT job market but also to the security of the information being transferred internally and outbound from Australian businesses."

Migration slow

A survey has found enterprises are in constant migration, with the move from Windows XP to Windows 7 still holding companies up. The survey, by IDC for Flexera, found 28 per cent of respondents were yet to migrate more than half of their applications from Windows XP to Windows 7, ahead of the April8, 2014, end-of-support date for the older operating system. Only 3.7 per cent planned on migrating directly to Windows8.

Insider threat

Insider threat expert Randall Trzeciak from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, is speaking at the ISACA's Oceania conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre, which finishes on Friday. The annual event for IT professionals will focus on navigating security, audit and governance. Mr Trzeciak has studied 850 insider threat cases since 2001, including 80 US high-profile prosecuted cases. bit.ly/1bAxOLN

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