Security

US Senate urged to pass security reforms

15 August, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US House Homeland Security Committee has urged the Senate to pass reforms that would establish a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.


New Zealand's DIA launches identity app

15 August, 2018 by

New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs is using a secure onboarding mobile app that lets users prove their identity by taking a selfie.


Tas rolls out body-worn cameras for police

08 August, 2018 by

The Tasmanian Government is rolling out body-worn cameras for all police officers in the state.


Data, collaboration key to national and border security

06 August, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Home Affairs Secretary Michael Pezzullo has urged global governments to embrace collaboration and analytics to tackle domestic and border security threats.


NZ GCSB's CORTEX wins public trust award

27 July, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Deloitte IPANZ has recognised the contribution of the GCSB's CORTEX cybersecurity initiative to building trust and confidence in government.


NZ Information Security Manual updated

26 July, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has released version 3.0 of the New Zealand Information Security Manual.


Queensland appoints defence expert to boost cybersecurity

25 July, 2018 by

Major General Stephen Day (Retired), former senior executive of the National Cyber Centre, will advise the Queensland Government on cybersecurity matters.


US states' IT optimisation threatened by red tape

19 July, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US National Association of State CIOs wants the US Government to unify and simplify security regulations to help states optimise their IT operations.


Port Pirie's free public Wi-Fi a hit

18 July, 2018 by

Data usage has doubled since Port Pirie Regional Council launched its free public Wi-Fi 12 months ago.


Burnie region to receive CCTV upgrades

17 July, 2018 by

The federal government is funding CCTV camera upgrades for the Burnie region.


Protecting tomorrow's critical infrastructure

10 July, 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger, Technical Communications Officer, IEC

In a world of cyber threats, international standards and certification are the best ways to ensure long-term cyber protection of critical infrastructure.


Government privacy code takes effect

05 July, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The OAIC has published resources for public servants concerning the new Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code, which came into effect on Sunday.


Tasmanians' details stolen in TEC breach

04 July, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Contact details of around 4000 Tasmanians were stolen in a breach on a third-party supplier to the Tasmanian Electoral Commission.


NSW agencies must do more on data security

03 July, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Auditor-General has urged the state's government agencies to improve their data collection practices, including ensuring that data is protected.


Agencies get poor marks in security audit

02 July, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

None of three Australian Government agencies examined during a cyber resilience audit had achieved compliance with the Essential Eight security strategies.


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