Under new rules aimed at protecting government communications, all government emails sent outside the Public Service Network will need to use encryption and the new DMARC authentication protocol from October.
The healthcare sector experiences almost half of all reported major data breaches, and health records typically fetch around 10–20 times more than credit card information on the black market.
The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has acknowledged that last year's major data breach also compromised the personal details of close friends and family of the victims.
The US Federal Reserve is facing a congressional committee investigation following reports that it fell victim to more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015.
CrimTrac, the information sharing service for Australian law enforcement and the DIBP, is deploying a multimodal biometric identification system from NEC.
Government agencies will build a culture of sharing as the federal government doubles down on cybersecurity with the release of its long-awaited Cyber Security Strategy.
Government bodies of all kinds and sizes are ripe targets for cyber attackers, who'll stop at nothing to get their hands on sensitive and potentially lucrative data.
Smart city technologies hold the promise of transforming security and emergency services delivery through data analysis and pre-emptive decision-making.
An audit from NASA's Inspector General has found that the US space agency still lacks an effective agency-wide information security framework and should appoint a permanent senior security officer.
High-level public servants are increasingly targeted with 'whaling' attacks, designed to trick them into wiring money under false pretences.
Queensland's $12.5 million, 4½-year commitment to establish a Cyber Security Unit is showing the way forward for government security efforts.
The association representing US state CIOs has published guidelines covering state government cyber disruption response planning.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is conducting automatic advance security checks on all passengers travelling out of Australia, using a system supplied by SITA.
Whether it's physical or digital security, there's still a lot of work to be done to capitalise on the benefits smart technology and analytics can deliver to citizens on a daily basis.
As we move into the public-data-by-default age, implementing a single, secure, data protection platform can alleviate the headaches of government CIOs and IT administrators.