Security

Orange Cyberdefense chosen by CERT NZ

12 April, 2018

CERT NZ has selected Orange Business Services to help manage cybersecurity risks.


NYC to boost citywide Wi-Fi protection

04 April, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Free smartphone app and new security for public Wi-Fi networks are the first steps in a plan to protect citizens online.


Aussie apps allow faster witness reporting

03 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two new apps aim to improve the accuracy of crime witness statements and boost the reporting of potential national security threats.


Dept of Health to improve data privacy

29 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

A 2016 incident that saw publication of improperly de-identified datasets has led the department to improve its governance and release processes.


Palaszczuk lays down law on ministerial emails

20 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Queensland's Premier has banned ministers from using private email accounts for ministerial business.


Canberra's $44m biometric capability boost

19 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Unisys Australia has been awarded a contract to implement a new Enterprise Biometric Identification Services system.


Have I Been Pwned to monitor govt domains

14 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has arranged to have all Australian Government domains monitored for security leaks using Have I Been Pwned.


Secure IT lifecycle facility opened in Canberra

13 March, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Greenbox Systems' IT Commissioning Centre will provide secure services backed by Defence standards, and ISO and R2 accreditations.


Queensland passes facial biometrics bill

09 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

In time for the Commonwealth Games, Queensland has become the first state to allow police access to shared facial biometric services.


BoM staff questioned over crypto mining

08 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two BoM employees are reportedly being investigated by the AFP over the potential misuse of government computing resources for cryptocurrency mining.


NSW gets poor score in security audit

07 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NSW's Auditor-General has warned that the state government's ability to detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents "needs to improve significantly and quickly".


9% of ACT Govt servers running outdated OS

01 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ACT Government agencies are still running outdated servers, have idle active user accounts and are not duplicating critical systems, an audit has found.


DTA releases Trusted Digital Identity framework

21 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The first parts of the proposed Trusted Digital Identity framework — the basis for a single digital identity across Australia — have now been published.


Government websites hacked by coinminers

14 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian Government websites are among those hacked and hijacked by a coinmining operation.


Victoria Police to trial body cameras

13 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Victorian Government plans to provide 11,000 body cameras to the state police by 2020, starting with trials in Epping and Ballarat this April.


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