Small increase in New Zealand’s IT budget

22 May, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Almost NZ$4 million in new funding for NZ CERT and NZ$6.2 for the MBIE will enhance New Zealand's cybersecurity and the digital economy.

Most Tas councils must comply with NDB scheme

18 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Local Government Association Tasmania has warned that councils holding TFNs and shared information assets will need to comply with the NDB scheme.

Govt not effectively mitigating insider threats

14 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Government Security Vetting Agency is not sharing information about personnel risks with other government departments, according to an ANAO audit.

Australia joins NATO cyber centre

24 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Canberra has established a pop-up embassy in Estonia to support Australia's involvement in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Half of NSW councils lack IT security policy

23 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An audit of NSW's local councils found that nearly half do not have an adequate information security policy, while 1 in 4 lack a documented IT strategy.

NT boosts cybercrime defence

16 April, 2018

A $1.5 million investment in cybersecurity capability has been made by the NT Government as part of its 2018 Budget.

Orange Cyberdefense chosen by CERT NZ

12 April, 2018

CERT NZ has selected Orange Business Services to help manage cybersecurity risks.

NYC to boost citywide Wi-Fi protection

04 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Free smartphone app and new security for public Wi-Fi networks are the first steps in a plan to protect citizens online.

Aussie apps allow faster witness reporting

03 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two new apps aim to improve the accuracy of crime witness statements and boost the reporting of potential national security threats.

Dept of Health to improve data privacy

29 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

A 2016 incident that saw publication of improperly de-identified datasets has led the department to improve its governance and release processes.

Palaszczuk lays down law on ministerial emails

20 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Queensland's Premier has banned ministers from using private email accounts for ministerial business.

Canberra's $44m biometric capability boost

19 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Unisys Australia has been awarded a contract to implement a new Enterprise Biometric Identification Services system.

Have I Been Pwned to monitor govt domains

14 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has arranged to have all Australian Government domains monitored for security leaks using Have I Been Pwned.

Secure IT lifecycle facility opened in Canberra

13 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Greenbox Systems' IT Commissioning Centre will provide secure services backed by Defence standards, and ISO and R2 accreditations.

Queensland passes facial biometrics bill

09 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

In time for the Commonwealth Games, Queensland has become the first state to allow police access to shared facial biometric services.

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