NSW Dept of Industry fends off cyberattack

05 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Department of Industry detected and warded against a cyberattack targeting mining and other sensitive data in December.

ATO extends voice authentication to its mobile app

25 January, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

EFA calls on AG to call off his "war" with the OAIC

22 January, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Turnbull commits to strengthening ties with US on cybersecurity

21 January, 2016

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.

Cybercrime, cyber espionage and the 'dark web'

18 November, 2015 by David Braue

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.

WA allocates $5m for statewide CCTV strategy

10 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The WA Government has allocated $5m to help local governments deploy more CCTV cameras as part of an $8.5m plan to build an integrated CCTV network for crime deterrence and easier prosecution.

Proactive risk advice — leading the charge

09 November, 2015 by Theresa M Grafenstine, ISACA International VP and Inspector General of the US House of Representatives

An IT audit needs to proactively assess emerging risks if it is to remain relevant, provide value to government agencies and protect against the most significant risks public sector organisations face.

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.

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