In Canada's British Columbia, ministers and political staff have been told not to delete emails in response to a report highly critical of a lack of transparency in government communications.
Damning assessment of current identity and access management technologies is pushing government agencies to expand the use of facial recognition biometric technology.
Malcolm Turnbull's office has confirmed he has continued using a non-government email service since becoming Prime Minister.
The US-based Government Accountability Office has found weaknesses in the information security policies and practices of 24 federal agencies.
A major data breach compromised the personal information of around 21.5 million current and former US federal employees, including fingerprint records for an estimated 5.6m workers.
Australian councils are increasingly turning to intelligent CCTV to proactively ensure safety and efficiency in public spaces, with more than half now operating such surveillance systems.
US Federal CIO Tony Scott has asserted that the fundamental building blocks of current IT systems must be redesigned to address emerging new threats.
The Coalition Government has allocated $18.5m for its project to develop a system to allow law enforcement and other agencies to share and match photos using biometric identification.
The Attorney-General's Department expects a system to allow law enforcement agencies to more easily match facial images using biometric data to be operational by mid-2016.
Scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Group have developed a device to verify the security of online content being delivered over untrusted computer machines or networks.
As recent US government experience shows, data breaches are inevitable. What's important is how quickly we react and the steps we take to minimise the damage, said FireEye's Phil Vasic.
An industry roundtable, chaired by Christian Porter, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, today discussed potential strategies to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity landscape.
Security concerns arise as Australia becomes the most targeted nation by scammers sending phishing emails designed to extract personal data from victims
NSW's shared services agency will build a centralised procurement catalogue for ICT and other goods and services using technology from UK firm cloudBuy.