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.
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.
US Federal CIO Tony Scott has asserted that the fundamental building blocks of current IT systems must be redesigned to address emerging new threats.
The Coalition Government has allocated $18.5m for its project to develop a system to allow law enforcement and other agencies to share and match photos using biometric identification.
The Attorney-General's Department expects a system to allow law enforcement agencies to more easily match facial images using biometric data to be operational by mid-2016.
Scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Group have developed a device to verify the security of online content being delivered over untrusted computer machines or networks.
As recent US government experience shows, data breaches are inevitable. What's important is how quickly we react and the steps we take to minimise the damage, said FireEye's Phil Vasic.