Security

OAIC publishes first COVIDSafe report

25 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner received 11 enquiries but no complaints related to the COVIDSafe app in the past six months.


UK establishes cyberwarfare agency

24 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK government has revealed a new joint cyberwarfare agency tasked with carrying out offensive action against terrorists, cybercriminals and state actors.


Trump fires official for defending security of election

19 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US President Donald Trump has fired the director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency for defending the integrity of the 2020 election.


US federal agencies closing cybersecurity gaps

09 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US federal government agencies have made significant progress implementing the security reforms prioritised by the Trump administration over the past year.


Survey finds cybersecurity is top priority for US cities

05 November, 2020

An annual cybersecurity survey of tech leaders from across the United States has found that cybersecurity is a top priority for cities and counties.


Oracle SaaS products get IRAP certification

03 November, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Oracle has secured protected-level certification for several SaaS products under the ACSC's Information Security Registered Assessors Program.


Examination of privacy and security in Victorian universities

23 October, 2020

Victoria's Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner will examine the protection of personal information in eight Victorian universities.


Communications cybersecurity to be top of agenda at CCV

21 October, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Comms Connect (WFevents)

Leading experts from the NSW Government, NIST and the private sector will spearhead the cybersecurity discussion at the Comms Connect Virtual Conference Series.


Govt appoints advisory panel for Cyber Security Strategy

21 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra CEO Andy Penn will chair an industry advisory panel tasked with helping guide the implementation of the government's Cyber Security Strategy 2020.


COVID-19 has highlighted privacy and transparency issues

20 October, 2020

The pandemic has focused attention on privacy and created opportunities for transparency through the proactive release of government information, says the OAIC.


Want to be a spy? NZSIS, GCSB want to hear from you

20 October, 2020

New Zealand intelligence agencies NZSIS and GCSB have launched a recruitment campaign to attract a diverse range of people, with 170 positions available.


Government releases updated science and tech priorities

16 October, 2020

The Australian Government has released the updated National Security Science and Technology Priorities, with a view to strengthen Australia's national security.


Government ramps up war on encryption

13 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia, UK, US, New Zealand, Canada, India and Japan have signed a statement urging tech companies to facilitate legal access by LEOs to encrypted content.


Australian elections due for IT systems upgrade

12 October, 2020

The federal government will invest $96.7 million over three years to modernise Australia's key election IT systems.


NSW introduces digital rules engine

07 October, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government aims to modernise the process of complying with state government regulations with the introduction of a rules-as-code platform.


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