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UK Police blame "human error" for record deletion

19 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK Police National Commissioner has attributed the accidental loss of 150,000 police records from the Police National Computer on a coding error.


US CISA launches cyber-risk initiative

19 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's National Risk Management Center has a new taskforce aimed at building a cyber-risk measurement framework.


Biden commits US$9bn to addressing cybersecurity "crisis"

19 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US President-elect Joe Biden has announced US$9bn in funding for an initiative aimed at improving cybersecurity across the federal government.


Interview: Budd Ilic, Zscaler

18 January, 2021

In our annual Leaders in Technology series, we ask the experts what the year ahead holds. Today we talk security and cloud with Zscaler's Budd Ilic.


NASCIO unveils 2021 US federal advocacy priorities

18 January, 2021

The US National Association of State Chief Information Officers is calling for harmonised federal cybersecurity regulations in its 2021 federal advocacy priorities.


US GSA to remove most drones from procurement list

14 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US General Services Administration plans to remove most drones from its procurement contract list due to the dominance of Chinese manufacturers.


Service NSW slammed in security audit

13 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Auditor-General has identified a number of shortcomings in Service NSW's handling of personal data prior to and after two breaches last year.


US passes .gov migration legislation

12 January, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US government has passed legislation designed to facilitate increased adoption of the .gov domain at all levels of government.


Best of 2020: Agencies score poor marks again in security audit

30 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian government agencies are still showing very poor levels of compliance with the requirement to adopt the Essential Eight threat mitigation strategies.


Best of 2020: Govt sector second most targeted in Australia

28 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's government sector was the second most targeted industry sector by cyber attackers during 2019, according to NTT.


ACSC updates IRAP program

18 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has updated the Information Security Registered Assessor Program with new requirements for assessors.


ACSC warns of SolarWinds Orion compromise

17 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACSC is urging organisations to immediately patch instances of the SolarWinds Orion monitoring software after it was compromised in a state-sponsored attack.


Interview: Lindsay Brown, LogMeIn

16 December, 2020

In our annual Leaders in Technology series, we ask the experts what the year ahead holds. Today we talk security and services with LogMeIn's Lindsay Brown.


Australia, US armies collaborate on cyberwar training

11 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian and US armies are collaborating to develop a virtual cyber training range for real-world defensive missions.


WoAG information management policy released

10 December, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The National Archives of Australia has published a new whole-of-Australian-government information management policy that will take effect on 1 Jan.


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