Government security is a "team sport"

18 April, 2016 by David Braue

Queensland's $12.5 million, 4½-year commitment to establish a Cyber Security Unit is showing the way forward for government security efforts.

US govt CIO group issues cyber attack response guide

08 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The association representing US state CIOs has published guidelines covering state government cyber disruption response planning.

DIBP prescreening all travellers exiting Australia

07 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Smart tech in public and national security

30 March, 2016 by Darren Read, GM, Services, ANZ, Avaya

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.

Rethinking data protection during the ideas boom

07 March, 2016 by Michael Steer, Federal & ACT Branch Manager, NetApp | Supplied by: NetApp

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.

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.

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