For Rob James, running the technology for online sports betting business, William Hill, means everything he does has a direct impact on revenue.
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Australians love to place bets online but little do some punters know of the dangers lurking in cyberspace. Melbourne-based internet betting and entertainment website Sportsbet.com.au found out about these dangers the hard way when in 2009 the company was the target of a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS).
Melbourne IT has advised of an increase in domain name 'cyber squatting', with large Australian financial companies and government agencies falling victim to phishing attempts as a result of the lack of foresight.