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When The Division Ends

When this is over and it will be at one point. The reality of what happened behind those white doors of the White House will all come out.  More than likely it will be worse than any of us imagined. A house can be burned down in minutes but it takes months if not years […]

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When this is over and it will be at one point. The reality of what happened behind those white doors of the White House will all come out.  More than likely it will be worse than any of us imagined.

A house can be burned down in minutes but it takes months if not years to rebuild.  From the riots across the country that are fueled by hatred, the people with guns smashing retail windows, the lack of funding for education and hundreds of thousands of people dying from Covid-19 but one of the worst is the immigration policy that was foisted upon ICE is the worst.

I began to watch the Netflix documentary on Immigration and it broke my heart.  We have taken children away from their parents and it appears without any documentation of who they are connected to.  Thousands of children who will never see their parents again and thousands of parents will spend their lifetime searching for them.  Can you imagine having your two-year-old ripped from your arms and never knowing where they are or if you will ever see them again?

Unclear how this morally reprehensible situation is fixed but there have been so many terrible crazy things that have happened during the Trump years that I fear what else we will discover after this nightmare ends.

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Australian Cyber Week 2020 showcases vibrant, growing sector

Australian Cyber WeekToday, the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, The Hon Karen Andrews MP, launched the fourth annual Australian Cyber Week.

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Today, the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, The Hon Karen Andrews MP, launched the fourth annual Australian Cyber Week, a week-long series of events and activities nationally coordinated by AustCyber – the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network.

The official launch event, featuring Minister Andrews, Innes Willox of the Australian Industry Group, Chris Painter of the Global Forum on Cybersecurity Expertise, industry heavyweight David Thodey and AustCyber’s CEO Michelle Price, will highlight the shift to digital through the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is accelerating the economy – a theme that will be explored further throughout the week through almost 30 events spanning the full breadth of the cyber security landscape for those within the sector, but also well beyond.

Held from 26-30 October, Australian Cyber Week 2020 provides opportunities for Australian cyber security and related organisations to showcase their capabilities and network with peers, potential investors and customers. It also provides an excellent way for cyber curious individuals and organisations to better understand what cyber security can do and mean for them.

“Cyber Week 2020 is one of AustCyber’s key programs under our mission to grow a globally competitive cyber security sector,” said Michelle Price, CEO of AustCyber. “The events during Australia’s Cyber Week connect Australian cyber capabilities with key domestic and international stakeholders who are contributing to the growth and success of the sector and creates further opportunities to enhance future economic growth.”

Australian Cyber Week has traditionally featured in-person events and activities at various locations across Australia. In 2020, AustCyber is debuting a new virtual conference platform which features 100% Australian technology. The 3D ‘circuit board city’ is the gateway to daily live events, a networking hub and exhibition hall showcasing booths which feature sovereign products and services. Online events will be complemented by in-person events in South Australia and Western Australia, facilitated through AustCyber’s National Network of Cyber Security Innovation Nodes.

“Each day, Australian Cyber Week has a feature event to demonstrate our globally completive cyber security ecosystem,” said Ms. Price. “The range of speakers is broad – ranging from CEOs of large corporates and venture capital investors, to ethical hackers, school students with a keen interest in cyber, and those with disabilities working within the sector.”

Later today, AustCyber in partnership with Cynch Security, Deakin University and RMIT University, will explore small business attitudes towards cyber security. While small businesses have had to fight for survival during the COVID-19 crisis, the unprecedented period of digital adoption has left many exposed to threats they are unprepared for. As Australia looks towards the future again, there has never been a more important time than now to understand the challenges this sector faces. This event will provide paths forward for building cyber fitness in the most vulnerable businesses.

AustCyber has partnered with CISO Lens and cyber security accelerator CyRise to host Sky’s the Limit on Tuesday 27 October. This event will feature ten Australian cyber security companies delivering short pitches to executives from ASX listed companies from key Australian sectors including advanced manufacturing, health, consumer services, mining and financial services.

To underline the importance of digital trust in keeping our digital activity secure and resilient, during an event on 28 October, AustCyber will simulate a significant cyber-attack on Australia through a hypothetical situation. Experts from the Australian Energy Market, Siemens Digital Industries Australia, TOLL Group and cohealth come together to examine the impact on critical infrastructure, crucial parts of our society and how it would impact almost all of us.

The National Missing Persons Hackathon 2020, held on 29 October, is one of the most innovative events to be held in Australia this year and is being held in partnership with the Australian Federal Police, National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and Trace Labs.

This event will see the gathering of ethical hackers and investigators using online investigative techniques within the bounds of the law to find new leads on 12 real missing persons cases in Australia. Contestants will be using their cyber skills to gather open source intelligence (OSINT) on long-term and current missing persons using only information that is publicly available on the internet. The goal of this is to generate new leads on cases that can aid the relevant Australian policing jurisdictions in their investigations.

“We are excited to be returning for 2020 and going virtual for the first time,” said Linda Cavanagh, National Network Lead at AustCyber and Founder of the National Missing Persons Hackathon. “Theoretical concepts are put aside so participants can operate in real time, with real data, for real human impact. Imagine the possibility of a missing person case being solved by the community using crowdsourced cyber skills! Helping close a case would be a great result and show the value and power of OSINT.”

Source: https://australianfintech.com.au/australian-cyber-week-2020-showcases-vibrant-growing-sector/

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Agile insurtechs respond to crisis opportunities

agileAgile insurtechs have been able to respond quickly to the COVID-19 crisis and make the most of the new opportunities it has presented.

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Agile fintech companies, including insurtechs, have been able to respond quickly to the COVID-19 crisis and make the most of the new opportunities it has presented, according to the latest EY FinTech Australia Census.

This year’s Census is based on an online survey conducted between July and August of 111 fintechs across Australia, as well as a series of interviews with fintech leaders and the heads of innovation functions within major Australian financial services organisations.

The survey finds Australia’s fintech sector has maintained momentum despite COVID-19 and capital constraints, with 39% of local fintechs surveyed now counting more than 500 paying customers, up from 27% last year.

Despite the challenges of operating during a global pandemic, the Australian fintech industry is still managing to sustain its revenue base, attract more paying customers and plan for future global expansion, EY says.

Despite current global challenges, Australian fintechs also remain largely optimistic about offshore opportunities, with 88% intending to expand overseas in the future.

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Source: Agile insurtechs respond to crisis opportunities – Local – Insurance News – insuranceNEWS.com.au

Source: https://australianfintech.com.au/agile-insurtechs-respond-to-crisis-opportunities/

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Fatfish Group completes capital raise and plans to further develop its fintech ventures

FatfishFatfish Group has emerged from a self-imposed trading halt this morning to announce an oversubscribed capital raise to the tune of $1.5 million.

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Technology venture investment firm Fatfish Group (ASX: FFG) has emerged from a self-imposed trading halt this morning to announce an oversubscribed capital raise to the tune of $1.5 million.

According to the deal’s lead manager, leading Melbourne-boutique Peak Asset Management, the raise received significant interest with over $7 million in offers received from new and existing investors.

Fatfish is considered an internet incubator, with a large number of companies in its investment portfolio including notable ASX debutants such as iCandy Interactive (ASX: ICI).

The group also owns 51% of Swedish-listed Abelco Investment Group AB, an investment group with operations in Scandinavia and South East Asia.

According to Abelco, its mission is to “deliver strong returns to our shareholders through a contrarian investment strategy executed via our venture building model”.

Deploying raised capital

With an additional $1.5 million on its balance sheet, Fatfish said it will utilise the funds to develop existing and new ventures, especially in the fintech area.

Notably, Abelco owns stakes in several companies that impact Fatfish’s position, given its large holding in the investment group.

Source: https://australianfintech.com.au/fatfish-group-completes-capital-raise-and-plans-to-further-develop-its-fintech-ventures/

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