Queensland's $12.5 million, 4½-year commitment to establish a Cyber Security Unit is showing the way forward for government security efforts.
The association representing US state CIOs has published guidelines covering state government cyber disruption response planning.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is conducting automatic advance security checks on all passengers travelling out of Australia, using a system supplied by SITA.
Whether it's physical or digital security, there's still a lot of work to be done to capitalise on the benefits smart technology and analytics can deliver to citizens on a daily basis.
As we move into the public-data-by-default age, implementing a single, secure, data protection platform can alleviate the headaches of government CIOs and IT administrators.
The 2016 Defence White Paper is too defensive when it comes to cybersecurity and too vague on the looming skills gap, experts say.
Ricochet, an open source tool for helping human rights activists and whistleblowers pass on information anonymously, is ready for prime time after passing a security audit.
A previously unidentified virus was to blame for an IT systems shutdown at WA parliament last week, with technicians pulling the plug as a precaution to conduct diagnostics.
The Queensland government has allocated $12.5m to set up a whole-of-government cybersecurity unit to help agencies prepare for and defend against emerging threats.
An unnamed hacker has reportedly stolen databases including the names and contact details of US FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees, and has already leaked one of the lists.
The NSW Department of Industry detected and warded against a cyberattack targeting mining and other sensitive data in December.
Following the successful implementation of voice authentication for callers to the ATO's contact centre last year, the biometric capability has now been expanded to the ATO's mobile app.
Electronic Frontiers Australia has called on Attorney-General George Brandis to call off his "absurd war of attrition" with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and properly resource the agency.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced how he plans to strengthen ties between Australia and the US on cybersecurity during his official visit to Washington, DC.
State and Commonwealth cybersecurity is in limbo as reviews slam inadequate policy and practices, saying that federal and state governments simply aren't taking cybersecurity seriously enough.