Security

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.


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.


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