OAIC wins international privacy awards

11 October, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Its 2015 Ashley Madison data breach investigation has seen the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner jointly win two prestigious awards.

Victoria appoints first CISO

10 October, 2017

The Victorian Government has appointed its first chief information security officer, charged with tackling the rise of cyber threats.

Utilities fear power grid disruption from cyber attacks

06 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly 2 in 3 utility company executives believe there is at least a moderate risk that their country's power grid could be knocked offline by weaponised malware within the next five years.

Macquarie Government cleared to handle sensitive data

26 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Macquarie Government has completed the accreditation process for the ASD's highest level of certification for public cloud services for government customers.

Govt to invest $50m in cybersecurity CRC

25 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government and 25 industry, research and government partners will provide a total of $139 million for a new cooperative research centre on cybersecurity.

War begins on cyber threats

19 September, 2017

The first Cyber War Games is being hosted by the federal government.

Victorian hospitals aim to prevent cyber attack

14 September, 2017

A new cybersecurity trial is being launched in Victorian hospitals, aimed at keeping them safe from hackers.

Security start-ups take part in GovPitch

05 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government's first GovPitch session allowed homegrown cybersecurity start-ups to pitch their ideas to APS decision-makers.

Victoria develops cybersecurity strategy

28 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria's new whole-of-government cybersecurity strategy will involve initiatives including the establishment of a CISO within the Premier's department.

Blood Service has stemmed privacy risks

08 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service responded well in the aftermath of last year's privacy breach exposing the personal records of over 550,000 donors, information commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said.

Defence invests $3.26m in quantum encryption

18 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Defence will invest $3.26m in Canberra-based quantum technology company QuintessenceLabs to support the development of a sovereign Australian quantum key distribution solution.

OPM has failed to address security vetting processes

11 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

More than two years after a major data breach exposed the personal information of over 20 million government workers, the US Office of Personnel Management still hasn't addressed deficiencies in its security authorisation processes.

Defence to hold ICT support services tender in August

05 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Defence will hold a briefing later this month to introduce a planned major tender covering a bundle of ICT support services contracts.

Medicare details of all Australians for sale on dark web

04 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government and AFP are investigating reports that the Medicare card numbers of all Australians can be purchased on request over the dark web for the equivalent of around $30.

WA tells agencies to adopt ISO 27001

30 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Western Australia has launched a new whole-of-government digital security policy following eight years of audits uncovering insufficient security governance at many agencies.

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