ICDPPC conference set for Tirana, Albania

23 April, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The 41st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners will be hosted by Albania from 21–24 October 2019.

Promoting safety in workplaces of the future

18 April, 2019

With the rise of digital technologies and automation, the face of workplace safety is evolving.

Public Accounts conducting cyber resilience audit

21 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Public Accounts and Audit committee will today scrutinise the progress four Australian government agencies are making improving their cyber resilience.

Government releases data sharing guidelines

19 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New guidelines developed by the office of the National Data Commissioner will seek to encourage the secure sharing and release of government data.

Public sector organisations are regular attack targets

11 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly 9 in 10 public sector organisations in markets including Australia have fallen victim to at least one cyber attack in the last two years.

NSW hunts for new GCISO

08 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government is searching for a new Government Chief Information Security Officer to replace the departing Dr Maria Milosavljevic.

NZ Privacy Commissioner reappointed to role

07 March, 2019

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced that John Edwards has been reappointed as the Privacy Commissioner.

ASD launches tender for protective DNS project

06 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Signals Directorate is seeking vendors for a project to build a protective DNS for all levels of government and critical infrastructure providers.

The IT implications of changes in government

25 February, 2019 by Mark McClain, CEO and Co-Founder, SailPoint

A secure identity management system is vital if governments are to protect data as staff join, move and leave.

NZ GCSB denies facing US pressure to ban Huawei

20 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The director-general of New Zealand's GCSB has denied reports the bureau faced US pressure to reject a 5G rollout proposal due to the use of Huawei equipment.

Cyber resilience inquiry launches

20 February, 2019

A new inquiry into cyber resilience has been launched by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.

Parties' networks compromised by suspected state actor

19 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The suspected nation state attackers of the Parliament House computer network also compromised the networks of the Labor, Liberal and National parties.

DTA urges cautious approach to blockchain

13 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The DTA has released the details of its $700,000 study into the use of blockchain in government, warning that the technology is still far from mature.

ASD on the hunt for new cyber talent

11 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Signals Directorate is searching for four new senior executives to lead various branches of the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

MPs' emails may have been hacked by foreign power

08 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Parliamentary Services is investigating a "sophisticated" attack on the Australian Parliamentary House network and email server.

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