Stories by George Nott

Optus and CBA head back to uni to solve the cyber security skills crisis

The lack of cyber security professionals in Australia is fast becoming a national crisis. A survey this week found that 88 per cent of local businesses were struggling with their lack of skills. The government described the “critical shortage” as a “major problem” in its national cyber security strategy. The situation, it said, was “urgent’”.

Freelancer reports record revenue and leap in user numbers

​Freelancer Limited – the Australian company behind online services marketplace and payments business – has announced a record net revenue of $26.2m for the first half of 2016, up 56 per cent on the same period in 2015.