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Open Letter: An independent what?

In CommsDay today the new Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, Cynthia Gebert, has been quoted as seeking greater regulation on the Telecommunications Sector, reportedly to bring it in line with other industry sectors, such as Energy, Water and Gas. As a member of the TIO, we fund part of the TIO’s operations every year. We agree to a complaints process where individuals and small business customers can … Continue reading Open Letter: An independent what?

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CyberSecurity training opportunities

Cyber Security is a huge focus for many businesses, not for profit organisations, and individuals. Over the next two weeks the Real World team will be at a number of events helping people learn about some of the simple things they can do to secure their organisation. Wednesday 1st July (Seven Hills, Sydney) Hope 103.2 is hosting their first Business After 5 event in two … Continue reading CyberSecurity training opportunities

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Making a difference to Domestic and Family Violence

2.2 million Australians have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a partner, and 3.6 million Australian’s have experienced emotional abuse from a partner*. Increasingly, perpetrators of violence are making use of technology (particular communications technology) to perpetrate their abuse. We have a long history of working with our customers in vulnerable situations, and are proud of the relationships we have with organisations who already work … Continue reading Making a difference to Domestic and Family Violence

DDOS Protection with Real World

With an average attack to mitigation time of less than 15 seconds, we’re really proud of our DDOS protection solution. At the recent AusNOG conference I gave a 5 minute lightning talk outlining some of the tools and techniques we use to help protect our network and our customers networks. Our solution is made possible by our global network. Our distributed architecture allows us to … Continue reading DDOS Protection with Real World

Real World joins the MANRS initiative

On 18 October 2021 Real World (AS45437) joined the MANRS initiative to help improve network and routing security. Our engineering team are passionate about the security of the global internet, and this just reflects one part of our work in this space. The MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) initiative is a collection of network operators, hardware vendors, industry bodies and cloud providers who … Continue reading Real World joins the MANRS initiative

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Proposed Instruments to enhance Security information obligations for carriers and eligible carriage service providers

Recently the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication sought consultation from industry regarding proposed changes to the Carrier License Conditions for carrier license holders, and the introduction of a new instrument that would force Internet Service Providers (CSPs) to comply with certain new obligations for Cyber Security. As we, along with many of our clients, fall into these categories, we spent considerable time … Continue reading Proposed Instruments to enhance Security information obligations for carriers and eligible carriage service providers

Real World Group announces the acquisition of Blueteq Pty Ltd

Real World is pleased to announce that we have entered a binding agreement to acquire Blueteq Pty Ltd. The agreement sees Real World Group acquiring 100% of the shares in Blueteq and engaging their principal consultant, George Oosthuizen, as our Chief Information Security Officer. Blueteq will be renamed to Real World Cyber, and will see us add a range of new vendors to Real World’s … Continue reading Real World Group announces the acquisition of Blueteq Pty Ltd