Medicare details of all Australians for sale on dark web

04 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government and AFP are investigating reports that the Medicare card numbers of all Australians can be purchased on request over the dark web for the equivalent of around $30.

WA tells agencies to adopt ISO 27001

30 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Western Australia has launched a new whole-of-government digital security policy following eight years of audits uncovering insufficient security governance at many agencies.

Avoiding the turn on, sign in, drop out dilemma

22 June, 2017 by Al Blake, Principal Analyst, Ovum’s Australian Government practice

Unmanaged cloud adoption without identity integration can undermine agency governance.

Cybersecurity in an all-digital world

20 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Veeam Pty Ltd

It's no secret that we're living in a digital-first world.

Qld Cyber Security Unit getting results

19 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Queensland government's Cyber Security Unit, established in February 2016, has already helped agencies avoid major effects from cyber threats.

Building the digital future of Australia's emergency services

14 June, 2017 by Peter Chidiac, Managing Director A/NZ, Avaya | Supplied by: Avaya Australia Pty Ltd

We have a long way to go to reach the digitally powered future that pop culture like Black Mirror depicts.

Public Accounts committee holds cybersecurity hearing

05 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The House Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit invited representatives of the ATO and DIBP to detail their progress addressing the gaps in their cyber resiliency, as uncovered in a recent audit.

OAIC to develop APS-wide privacy code

22 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will develop a privacy code that covers the entire Australian Public Service.

DTA baking privacy into design of Govpass

18 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency's Jacob Suidgeest has detailed the steps the agency is taking to ensure privacy is built in to the Govpass identity verification system.

WannaCry proves govts must stop hoarding exploits: MS

16 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

In the wake of the weekend's WannaCry ransomware attack, Microsoft has renewed its call for governments to agree to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than exploiting them for espionage purposes.

Cybersecurity increased with extra funding for DTA

12 May, 2017

An additional $10.6 million has been provided by the federal government to improve cybersecurity practices.

Governments are now top cyber targets

10 May, 2017

Government is at the top of the list for sectors that are most at risk of cyber attack, alongside finance.

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.

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