Military cyber strategy too vague on skills gap

03 March, 2016 by David Braue

The 2016 Defence White Paper is too defensive when it comes to cybersecurity and too vague on the looming skills gap, experts say.

Anonymous messaging tool passes security audit

23 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ricochet, an open source tool for helping human rights activists and whistleblowers pass on information anonymously, is ready for prime time after passing a security audit.

WA parliament blames virus for systems shutdown

22 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Qld to set up $12.5m Cyber Security Unit

18 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

US Department of Justice allegedly hacked

09 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

NSW Dept of Industry fends off cyberattack

05 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Department of Industry detected and warded against a cyberattack targeting mining and other sensitive data in December.

ATO extends voice authentication to its mobile app

25 January, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

EFA calls on AG to call off his "war" with the OAIC

22 January, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Turnbull commits to strengthening ties with US on cybersecurity

21 January, 2016

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.

Cybercrime, cyber espionage and the 'dark web'

18 November, 2015 by David Braue

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.

WA allocates $5m for statewide CCTV strategy

10 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Proactive risk advice — leading the charge

09 November, 2015 by Theresa M Grafenstine, ISACA International VP and Inspector General of the US House of Representatives

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.

Government instructs ministers not to delete emails

27 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Identity flagged as government security focus

14 October, 2015 by David Braue

Damning assessment of current identity and access management technologies is pushing government agencies to expand the use of facial recognition biometric technology.

PM still uses non-government email service

09 October, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull's office has confirmed he has continued using a non-government email service since becoming Prime Minister.

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