Australia’s first chauffeur-driven Tesla service, Evoke, has surpassed more than one million kilometres of zero-emission motoring by transporting passengers in its electric vehicles.
In reaching this milestone, the Sydney-based company, founded by Pia Peterson in 2015, has offset more than 325,000 kilograms of carbon emissions and avoided burning 130,000 litres of petrol.
As well as keeping the air cleaner, Evoke’s achievement enables many of its corporate customers to claim emission reductions delivered by the sustainable transport service as Scope 3 carbon offsets.
Regular Evoke passenger Sam Mostyn, who sits on the boards of Virgin Australia, Transurban Group, Mirvac, Citibank Australia, the Climate Council and ClimateWorks Australia, said she was delighted to support Evoke from its early days. “Pia Peterson and her team combine exceptional customer focus with a commitment to zero-emission transport,” she said.
As Australia’s new data breach law produces more than one notification a day, cybersecurity specialist Centrify has advised businesses to embrace machine learning to strengthen their defences.
Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, made its comments following reports that the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received 31 data breach reports in the first three weeks of the new law.
The Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) law mandates that Australian Government agencies and companies turning over more than $3 million a year secure personal information under the Privacy Act and notify individuals affected by data breaches. One of the first incidents was shipping firm Svitzer, which reported details stolen in a data breach affecting almost half its Australian employees.
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said organisations needed to defend against data breaches by deploying Zero Trust security and strengthening identity protection. “Zero Trust security, which assumes that people inside the network are no more trustworthy than those outside it, starts with identity,” he said.
The board of Australian battery company Redflow Limited has commended the successful commissioning of the company’s new factory in Thailand after visiting the facility this month.
During the two-day inspection, Redflow directors saw factory staff fully assemble two ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries which are now undergoing post-production acceptance testing.
Redflow Chairman Brett Johnson said the board had been pleased by progress at the factory. “We are impressed by the commitment of the on-site team to producing high-quality components,” he said.