It's time to re-evaluate public cloud migration

22 September, 2021 by Jason Van der Schyff, COO, SoftIron

The DTA's Hosting Certification Frameworks are a step in the right direction, but true data sovereignty should begin at a hardware level.

Honeywell Type 1A CSS to support Aus Govt cybersecurity

27 August, 2021

Honeywell has launched its Type 1A CSS, featuring cybersecurity protection and threat prevention, to enhance cybersecurity measures of the Australian Government.

New Bill strengthens online powers for AFP, ACIC

26 August, 2021

Australian federal authorities have been granted online account takeover powers after a new Bill designed to tackle online criminal activity passed Parliament.

ICS vulnerabilities spiked 41% in 1H21

23 August, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The number of reported vulnerabilities in industrial control systems surged 41% to 637 in 1H21, according to industrial IoT security company Claroty.

GovHack collaborates with Infosys, Slack for 2021 Hackathon

20 August, 2021

GovHack will collaborate with information technology company Infosys and software app Slack during its two-day, fully virtual Hackathon competition.

Cyber attacks: education, not awareness, key to reducing effects of crime

18 August, 2021 by Ian Yip, CEO of Avertro | Supplied by: Avertro

The increased frequency of cybersecurity advisories being published by governments is great for awareness.

A sovereign framework for government data

12 August, 2021 by Andrew Mitchell*

The federal government set an example for state and territory counterparts when it announced that all relevant government data under the DTA's hosting certification framework will soon need to be stored only in either ‘certified assured’ or ‘certified strategic’ data centres.

Stone & Chalk CEO to leave next week

12 August, 2021

Alex Scandurra, CEO of Australian fintech hub Stone & Chalk Group, has announced that he will leave the organisation on 19 August 2021.

Defence launches new data strategy

06 August, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Defence will establish a dedicated data division as part of its newly released Defence Data Strategy.

Top 30 routinely exploited vulnerabilities: ACSC, allies

29 July, 2021

The Australian Cyber Security Centre and allies have released a joint cybersecurity advisory, highlighting the top 30 CVEs routinely exploited by cyber actors.

Transport NSW and Sydney Trains not effectively managing cyber risks — NSW Auditor-General

13 July, 2021

The NSW Auditor-General has slammed Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Sydney Trains' management of cybersecurity risks as ineffective.

Tech giants call for changes to critical infrastructure Bill

09 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Atlassian, Palo Alto and the Cybersecurity Coalition have called for stronger safeguards and other alterations to the critical infrastructure legislation.

ANU appoints former ASIO boss and Commonwealth Secretary

08 July, 2021

ANU's National Security College (NSC) has appointed two national security and intelligence experts, Dr Heather Smith and Major General Duncan Lewis.

Australian orgs among victims of Kaseya attack

08 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian organisations are among the victims of a sophisticated ransomware supply chain attack on software provided by Kaseya, a provider of IT and security services for managed service providers.

UNSW researchers develop face match ability test

07 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

UNSW Researchers have developed an updated test for measuring the ability of applicants to recognise and match faces across a variety of real-world conditions.

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