A previously unidentified virus was to blame for an IT systems shutdown at WA parliament last week, with technicians pulling the plug as a precaution to conduct diagnostics.
The Queensland government has allocated $12.5m to set up a whole-of-government cybersecurity unit to help agencies prepare for and defend against emerging threats.
An unnamed hacker has reportedly stolen databases including the names and contact details of US FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees, and has already leaked one of the lists.
The NSW Department of Industry detected and warded against a cyberattack targeting mining and other sensitive data in December.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Damning assessment of current identity and access management technologies is pushing government agencies to expand the use of facial recognition biometric technology.
Malcolm Turnbull's office has confirmed he has continued using a non-government email service since becoming Prime Minister.
The US-based Government Accountability Office has found weaknesses in the information security policies and practices of 24 federal agencies.
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.