How smart cities can become safer cities

21 April, 2016 by Babar Jan-Haleem, Director–Big Data & Analytics Specialist Team, Oracle APAC

Smart city technologies hold the promise of transforming security and emergency services delivery through data analysis and pre-emptive decision-making.

Public sector leaders harpooned by 'whalers'

20 April, 2016 by David Braue

High-level public servants are increasingly targeted with 'whaling' attacks, designed to trick them into wiring money under false pretences.

Even NASA's infosec regime needs work: audit

20 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An audit from NASA's Inspector General has found that the US space agency still lacks an effective agency-wide information security framework and should appoint a permanent senior security officer.

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.

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