National biometric face matching system to go live in 2016

31 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Defence boffins show off novel online security device

24 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

The Australian Government must learn from US data breaches

19 August, 2015 by Phil Vasic, ANZ Regional Director, FireEye

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.

Govt discusses cybersecurity with industry

06 August, 2015 by GTR staff

An industry roundtable, chaired by Christian Porter, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, today discussed potential strategies to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity landscape.

Australia becomes the world's biggest phishing target

03 October, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

Security concerns arise as Australia becomes the most targeted nation by scammers sending phishing emails designed to extract personal data from victims

NSW ServiceFirst secures cloudBuy for treasury, IT procurement

02 October, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

NSW's shared services agency will build a centralised procurement catalogue for ICT and other goods and services using technology from UK firm cloudBuy.

Inside look: the real cost of trust

28 July, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

Few know what goes into ensuring online organisations are who they say they are. GTR tours one of Symantec's 4 digital certificate authorities to find out.

Identity the burning question for Fire and Rescue NSW

23 July, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

NSW Fire and Rescue has built an extensive identity and access management (IAM) framework that's managing large numbers of people and resources.

New Zealand's model identity model

22 July, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

New Zealand's RealMe identity service has set an example for government agencies seeking to establish portable, universal identity services.

I am what IAM

22 July, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

Demand for identity and access management (IAM) solutions is driving new investments across government agencies securing cloud and citizen services.

Biometrics key to border-security efficiency: Morrison

21 May, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

A presentation by border protection minister Scott Morrison will highlight the role of biometrics in the government's Customs-Immigration reinvention.

Which smartphone is most secure?

17 March, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

The rise of bring your own device (BYOD) demand is forcing government departments to reconsider their assumptions about smartphone security.

Hackers target government security more than other industries

13 March, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

Government agencies are targeted more frequently by hackers than any other industry, an analysis by security vendor FireEye has found.

SA Police tap NEC fingerprint scanning for mobile identity checks

17 February, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

SA Police will use a mobile fingerprint scanning biometric system from NEC to confirm the identity of suspects while still on the scene.

Online child safety measures up for comment until 7 March

30 January, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

Members of the public have until 7 March to comment on the government's online child safety measures, which include faster takedown of social-media content.

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