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The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017



The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 2017 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Territory students will be able to develop skills aimed at dealing with the ongoing threat cyber crime poses to individuals and businesses from next year. Information Minister Lauren Moss said cyber security was an increasing issue for all organisations and the ICT sector was at the coal face of building resilience to cyber threats. This investment is about supporting local business from a growing risk, she said. We need to make sure we have the local knowledge and talent to keep the hard-earned income of local Territory business safe from cyber criminals and other digital threats. CDUs head of the School of Engineering and IT Friso De Boer welcomed the agreement. This important investment will enable local students to study this highly sought-after skill locally, he said. Australian Information Security Association NT branch chair Sharmila Pakiaraja said the Government was investing in the right places. Last year, an Australian Cyber Security Centre survey found 90 per cent of businesses nationwide had faced some form of cyber security compromise during 2015-16. Pestos salty shock revealed PARENTS could be harming their children by giving them pesto containing more salt than seawater, campaigners warned yesterday. The Italian sauce is served to youngsters as an apparently healthy addition to pasta. But large amounts of salt are added to the mix of basil, oil, pine nuts and strong cheese, which is already salty, in jars of the ready-made sauce. Some brands are 30 per cent more salty than seawater, according to the group Consensus Action on Salt and Health, while others contain 2.5 times more salt than salted peanuts, gram for gram. Government splashing cash for cyber-security professorship THE Gunner Government is spending $700,000 over the next five years to jointly fund an associate professorship in cyber security at Charles Darwin University. ASHLEY MANICAROS Voller hits out at police HAYLEY SORENSEN and EMMA MURRAY Georgia Beach cant wait for the inaugural Darwin Walls that Talk festival Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD DYLAN Voller claims to be the victim of police harassment. Police turned up to the Alice Springs home of the youth crim turned juvenile justice campaigner on Tuesday evening. Voller, 20, told the NT News it was the third time police had come to the home recently. He said the family was cooking kangaroo tails over a campfire in the backyard before at least 18 police arrived. The NT News saw three police vehicles at the property. I feel disgusted that the police keep targeting the family over and over, Voller said. His sister Kirra said the family was the target of police harassment. I have assaults from months and years ago that havent been addressed and theyre here. Nine police at my mums house over a frigging campfire, Ms Voller said. She said police initially said they were there to arrest the siblings mother, Joanne, over an alleged assault. A police spokeswoman dismissed the Vollers claim they were being targeted. Police were called to a disturbance at the property fol lowing a report of an alleged assault, she said. Police respond to all reports from members of the community. She said the family was not being monitored by police. Voller and his mum were among eight people who were arrested at a protest outside the Alice Springs courthouse last week. He livestreamed his processing at the Alice Springs police station after his arrest. In a video posted to Facebook, Voller can be seen in a holding cell with another young man. He can be heard apologising to his sister for his f*** up. He said he would take it on the chin. He is due in the Supreme Court today over an alleged breach of his suspended sentence. He copped a 20-month jail term in 2014 for a string of offences, including trying to run over a police officer in Alice Springs while on a drunken ice bender. DARWIN will be splashed in colour as the city holds its first street art festival, which will see large murals painted on buildings. Big-name artists will pair with local artists to paint eight Darwin CBD buildings and walls, including the Hilton Hotel, Anthony Plaza, Monsoons and the Air Raid Arcade, injecting immediate vibrancy into the city. The Walls that Talk festival will run from October 19 to 29. Artists include Makatron, DVATE, George Rose, PHIBS and AEON. Tourism and Culture Minister Lauren Moss said people would be able to see the work created over the duration of the festival. Its part of our vision to create a vibrant, liveable place to live, work and visit, she said. Local artists who want to be involved need to apply by October 9 and should visit darwinstreetfestival.com.au Spectacular street art bringing city to life JUDITH AISTHORPE Dylan Voller Arnhem Nursery Home of Tropical Plants 8988 1351 Arnhem Highway Humpty Doo

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