Risk-based approach best for govt security: NASCIO

26 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US National Association of State CIOs has published a report arguing that a risk-based approach is the ideal security posture for state government agencies and stressing the importance of robust data classification.

Hundreds of attacks daily on critical organisations

19 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

86% of Australia's top organisations experienced at least one attempted cyber attack last financial year, according to the ACSC's latest security survey.

NZ establishes its own CERT

18 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's new dedicated computer emergency response team (CERT) will act as the centrepiece of the nation's cybersecurity architecture.

NSW appoints first GCISO

27 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Former AUSTRAC CISO Dr Maria Milosavljevic will become NSW's first government CISO, responsible for creating a collaborative, whole-of-government approach to security.

NZ government hones in on cybercrime

23 March, 2017

A report on the cybersecurity action plan for NZ has been released by the government.

DTA's ethical hackers at work

20 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency's team of ethical hackers works closely with developers to nip potential security issues in the bud.

Restoring power grids after cyber attacks

15 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is implementing technology designed to cut off attackers and help set the stage to restore power the grid after a cyber attack.

SA Gov emergency website receives upgrade

13 March, 2017

An upgrade has been carried out on the South Australian Government emergency website.

Police robots protect officers and community

13 March, 2017

An upgraded Queensland Police Service robot has been implemented to improve community and officer safety.

Terror financiers and money launderers targeted by alliance

03 March, 2017

An alliance has been launched by AUSTRAC, designed to fight against serious financial crime.

Shipping safety tool developed by LINZ

27 February, 2017

A new tool for shipping safety has been developed by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

Pentagon uses crowd to plug security gaps

16 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Crowd security intelligence company Synack uncovered critical vulnerabilities in the Pentagon's secure file transfer system within a matter of hours.

UK govt urged to lift cybersecurity game

16 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A report into the UK government's cybersecurity performance has found that it is struggling to find qualified security staff and that current breach reporting processes are "inconsistent and dysfunctional".

Life support for public healthcare IT

13 February, 2017 by David Braue

With consumer trust shaken by recent data breaches, Australia's convalescing healthcare IT ecosystem needs a shot in the arm.

ACORN fights cybercrime dangers

07 February, 2017

With more than 45,500 cybercrime reports during 2016, the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) is continuing its crackdown.

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