The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) is the Australian government's peak information security body. GTR asks how they keep up with ever-changing threats.
Tight security controls have prevented Australia becoming a major malware host but user ignorance and the crush of new attacks still threaten governments.
A council of major US companies has pushed the government for greater information-sharing legislation to improve public-private cyber security cooperation.
Ever more-determined hackers and strong growth in IT spending, predominantly on PCs and mobile devices, will make mobile security a key priority in 2013.
Research In Motion hasn't released its BlackBerry 10 operating system yet, but the company is already spruiking its security nous to government bodies.
One browser exploit, social engineering, spambot and distributed denial of service (DDoS) security attack at a time, they're coming. Will you be ready?
Defence Minister Stephen Smith launched an education campaign called 'Catch, Patch, Match' to promote government and private-sector information security.
Numerous governments are reassessing relationships with Chinese networking vendors Huawei and ZTE after the US Congress labelled them a security risk.
Protecting Parliament's Web site from attack is an ongoing effort, but IT security is essential to preserve the integrity of Australia's political process.