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.
Western Australia has launched a new whole-of-government digital security policy following eight years of audits uncovering insufficient security governance at many agencies.
Unmanaged cloud adoption without identity integration can undermine agency governance.
The Queensland government's Cyber Security Unit, established in February 2016, has already helped agencies avoid major effects from cyber threats.
We have a long way to go to reach the digitally powered future that pop culture like Black Mirror depicts.
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.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will develop a privacy code that covers the entire Australian Public Service.
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.
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.
An additional $10.6 million has been provided by the federal government to improve cybersecurity practices.
Government is at the top of the list for sectors that are most at risk of cyber attack, alongside finance.
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.
86% of Australia's top organisations experienced at least one attempted cyber attack last financial year, according to the ACSC's latest security survey.
New Zealand's new dedicated computer emergency response team (CERT) will act as the centrepiece of the nation's cybersecurity architecture.