Security

Government instructs ministers not to delete emails

27 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Identity flagged as government security focus

14 October, 2015 by David Braue

Damning assessment of current identity and access management technologies is pushing government agencies to expand the use of facial recognition biometric technology.


PM still uses non-government email service

09 October, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull's office has confirmed he has continued using a non-government email service since becoming Prime Minister.


US audit finds weak infosec practices in government

06 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US-based Government Accountability Office has found weaknesses in the information security policies and practices of 24 federal agencies.


Fingerprints of 5.6m US federal workers stolen

24 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Councils expanding public safety CCTV networks

23 September, 2015 by David Braue

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.


Body worn video to adorn NSW police

22 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Fujitsu Australia

Fujitsu has partnered with Australian company m-View to provide an advanced real-time evidence gathering tool for NSW police officers in the field.


US Federal CIO calls for IT systems to be redesigned

14 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US Federal CIO Tony Scott has asserted that the fundamental building blocks of current IT systems must be redesigned to address emerging new threats.


Govt to spend $18.5m on face matching system

11 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


National biometric face matching system to go live in 2016

31 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Defence boffins show off novel online security device

24 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


The Australian Government must learn from US data breaches

19 August, 2015 by Phil Vasic, ANZ Regional Director, FireEye

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.


Govt discusses cybersecurity with industry

06 August, 2015 by GTR staff

An industry roundtable, chaired by Christian Porter, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, today discussed potential strategies to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity landscape.


Australia becomes the world's biggest phishing target

03 October, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

Security concerns arise as Australia becomes the most targeted nation by scammers sending phishing emails designed to extract personal data from victims


NSW ServiceFirst secures cloudBuy for treasury, IT procurement

02 October, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

NSW's shared services agency will build a centralised procurement catalogue for ICT and other goods and services using technology from UK firm cloudBuy.


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