US appoints first federal CISO

12 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Obama Administration has appointed the White House's first federal CISO, charged with shaping cybersecurity policies and practices across government.

ADF to get $500m electronic warfare boost

08 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Around three-quarters of the $500m budget for the government's new Electronic Warfare Operations Support for Maritime and Land Forces project will be spent locally.

Closing in on hackers

06 September, 2016 by David Braue

Even though cybercriminals try to hide on the 'dark web', increasingly powerful analytics engines are helping law enforcement agencies find them.

NT Police wins iAward for face recognition project

02 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Watch House, a system developed by NT Police and NEC to help rapidly identify suspects brought into custody using facial recognition, has won a 2016 iAward from the AIIA.

Immigration completes $50m SmartGates rollout

29 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has completed the deployment of 83 biometric automated departure SmartGates across all eight international airports.

CIA CIO calls AWS's cloud a "godsend"

16 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US CIA is "very happy" with the agency's experiences with migrating workloads from legacy hardware to AWS cloud infrastructure, according to the intelligence agency's CIO Sherrill Nicely.

Are 'digital embassies' the answer?

01 August, 2016 by Al Blake, Principal Analyst, Ovum’s Australian Government practice | Supplied by: Ovum Pty Ltd

'Digital embassies' — where data physically hosted in one country is legally regarded as being in another — could help overcome tricky jurisdictional issues.

Obama establishes cyber response hierarchy

27 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US President Barack Obama has clarified the federal government agencies in charge of both asset responses and threat responses to cyberthreats against the nation.

Digital identities — trust but verify

25 July, 2016 by David Braue

As its own identity crisis bites, Australia's federal government is mustering support for a security overhaul.

Turnbull appoints cybersecurity minister

19 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's new cabinet includes the freshly created role of Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, and Dan Tehan has been appointed to the position.

WA allocates $8.5m for CCTV deployments

18 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Albany has secured a share of the WA government's $8.5m CCTV fund and will use the proceeds to install 18 extra cameras in high-crime areas.

White House lays out security workforce strategy

13 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The White House has announced a new four-pillared strategy designed to address a shortfall of cybersecurity talent among US federal government agencies.

UK must use DMARC for email by Oct

11 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 challenges of securing healthcare data

07 July, 2016 by Rick Ferguson, Country Manager, ANZ, Absolute | Supplied by: Absolute

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.

OPM breach affected friends and family

28 June, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

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