Agencies get poor marks in security audit

02 July, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

None of three Australian Government agencies examined during a cyber resilience audit had achieved compliance with the Essential Eight security strategies.

WA boosting government security

19 June, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A dedicated cybersecurity team will be part of Western Australia's new $7.4m Office of Digital Government.

Joondalup takes action on business cyber safety

08 June, 2018

The City of Joondalup has opened registrations for its cyber business forum, and business stakeholders are urged to participate.

Smarter, faster community security

06 June, 2018 by Charlie Hamer

Cybercriminals never sleep, so governments must work together to achieve swift and effective prevention and response.

Workflow automation challenges for government

01 June, 2018 by Adam O’Neill, Managing Director – Australia, Y Soft | Supplied by: Y Soft Australia Pty Ltd

Today's information landscape is marked by rapidly growing amounts of digital and printed information requiring organisations to find innovative ways to manage, store and access that information.

ISACA highlights smart cities cyber attack risk

30 May, 2018

Research from ISACA suggests that as smart cities integrate connected technologies to operate more efficiently, new vulnerabilities arise.

NZ's GCSB expands cyber defence services

29 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NZ's Government Communications Security Bureau will offer a malware threat detection and disruption service to a number of nationally significant organisations.

US DHS releases security strategy

22 May, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

The US Department of Homeland Security's strategy details its approach to identifying and managing cybersecurity risks at a national level.

Small increase in New Zealand’s IT budget

22 May, 2018 by Jonathan Nally

Almost NZ$4 million in new funding for NZ CERT and NZ$6.2 for the MBIE will enhance New Zealand's cybersecurity and the digital economy.

Most Tas councils must comply with NDB scheme

18 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Local Government Association Tasmania has warned that councils holding TFNs and shared information assets will need to comply with the NDB scheme.

Govt not effectively mitigating insider threats

14 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Government Security Vetting Agency is not sharing information about personnel risks with other government departments, according to an ANAO audit.

Australia joins NATO cyber centre

24 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Canberra has established a pop-up embassy in Estonia to support Australia's involvement in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Half of NSW councils lack IT security policy

23 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An audit of NSW's local councils found that nearly half do not have an adequate information security policy, while 1 in 4 lack a documented IT strategy.

NT boosts cybercrime defence

16 April, 2018

A $1.5 million investment in cybersecurity capability has been made by the NT Government as part of its 2018 Budget.

Orange Cyberdefense chosen by CERT NZ

12 April, 2018

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

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