Security

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9% of ACT Govt servers running outdated OS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ACT Government agencies are still running outdated servers, have idle active user accounts and are not duplicating critical systems, an audit has found.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.


Sydneysiders willing to submit police evidence digitally

31 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A survey shows that half of Sydneysiders think it should be easier to contact the police digitally, with 9 in 10 willing to submit evidence through these channels.


AUSTRAC plans counterterrorism codeathon

18 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Participants will take part in a 32-hour event designed to find solutions to complex challenges in tackling terrorism financing.


1 in 10 Aussies' health records exposed

18 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

De-identified Medicare Benefits Scheme and PBS datasets released by the Department of Health can be re-identified by matching the data against known patient information, research shows.


Emergency warning system deployed in Melbourne

11 December, 2017

A network of speakers is being deployed in Melbourne's CBD to provide warnings and information to the community during an emergency.


Govt agencies will soon need privacy officers

08 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Under a new code due to take effect mid-next year, Australian government agencies will need to appoint both a privacy officer and privacy champion and develop a tailored privacy management plan.


Committee rubbishes agencies' security compliance

25 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian Government departments and agencies still have much to do to ensure compliance with the government's cybersecurity threat mitigation strategies, a joint committee has found.


Australian borders protected by Unisys technology

23 October, 2017

Critical Australian immigration systems will now be managed by Unisys, after the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) signed a three-year contract with the company.


Review recommends tightening Medicare security

18 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An independent review of a reported major DHS data breach has made 14 recommendations for tightening the security of Medicare card numbers.


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