NSW appoints new security chief

22 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government has established Cyber Security NSW within the state's Department of Customer Service, and appointed a Chief Cyber Security Officer to lead it.

San Francisco bans face recognition tech

20 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The City of San Francisco has banned city law enforcement and other agencies from using facial recognition surveillance technology.

76% of state MP websites have security issues

17 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

More than three-quarters of Australian state MPs' websites fail to follow digital security best practices such as ensuring all data is hosted locally.

US govt making slow progress with cloud migration

08 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Only around 11% of US government IT systems are running on the cloud, according to an audit of 16 agencies' cloud adoption progress.

ACSC publishes application whitelisting guide

06 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has updated its guide to implementing application whitelisting, one of the Essential Eight threat mitigation strategies.

Darwin CBD receives 138 new CCTV cameras

06 May, 2019

More CCTV cameras are being installed across Darwin's CBD, with installation nearly complete on 138 new devices.

UK agencies to collaborate on data breach response

01 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Information Commission Office (ICO) have outlined their respective new roles in responding to data breaches.

More Policelink callers choose online option

30 April, 2019

Over the last three years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of callers choosing the Queensland Police Service's online option.

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.

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