Govt to open Cyber Security Growth Centre

06 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government has earmarked $31.9m to establish the new Australian Cyber Security Growth Centre and appointed Atlassian director of security Craig Davies to lead it.

Victoria teams with Virginia to fight cybercrime

21 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria's premier has signed an agreement with the governor of the state of Virginia — the USA's largest defence sector state — to collaborate in the fight against cybercrime.

Telecommunications legislation to protect national security

10 November, 2016

The federal government has introduced legislation designed to better protect Australia's telecommunications networks.

Young Australians encouraged into cybersecurity careers

10 November, 2016

Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence have been approved by the federal government with a view to improving Australia's cybersecurity.

Department 13 counter-drone on display

09 November, 2016

The MESMER counter-drone solution will be demonstrated by Department 13 to defence, security and law enforcement personnel.

The inevitable breach — what you need to know

07 November, 2016 by Graeme Pyper, Regional Director A/NZ, Gemalto | Supplied by: Gemalto

Traditional data security methods don't work anymore, so it's time to move away from breach prevention and towards a 'secure breach' approach.

OAIC to hold de-identification workshop

31 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is holding a half-day workshop on data de-identification as part of next month's GovInnovate summit in Canberra.

Govt opens up Australian IT data

25 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As part of its open data policy, the government has launched a cloud-based tool to provide anyone with access to Australia's intellectual data.

Australian departments at risk of Snowden-style leak

20 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US counterintelligence expert who led the damage assessment team investigating the impact of Edward Snowden's NSA leaks has warned that Australian departments are at risk of a similar leak.

Government security scorecard

17 October, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

How good are our governments at keeping citizens' data safe and secure? We polled seven industry experts to find out.

US formally blames Russia for email leaks

12 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Department of Homeland Security said an investigation suggests that the Russian government is behind the recent DNC email leaks to Wikileaks and other sites.

IBM assured ABS of census site resilience

26 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ABS had contracted IBM to put in place DDoS protections to prevent the kind of incident that led to last month's census site outage, and had been assured by the vendor that the risk had been mitigated.

IoT businesses fall behind with privacy concerns

26 September, 2016

It has been revealed that 71% of devices do not provide a privacy policy that adequately explains how personal information is managed.

US states paying more attention to security

21 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US state CIOs and CISOs are making progress educating officials about cybersecurity risks and practices, but are struggling with miniscule security budgets, a new report finds.

US OPM breach was preventable

12 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US House Oversight committee has found that the Office of Personnel Management could have potentially prevented last year's major data leak of government employee information with even basic security controls.

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