Security

DTA baking privacy into design of Govpass

18 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency's Jacob Suidgeest has detailed the steps the agency is taking to ensure privacy is built in to the Govpass identity verification system.


WannaCry proves govts must stop hoarding exploits: MS

16 May, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

In the wake of the weekend's WannaCry ransomware attack, Microsoft has renewed its call for governments to agree to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than exploiting them for espionage purposes.


Cybersecurity increased with extra funding for DTA

12 May, 2017

An additional $10.6 million has been provided by the federal government to improve cybersecurity practices.


Governments are now top cyber targets

10 May, 2017

Government is at the top of the list for sectors that are most at risk of cyber attack, alongside finance.


Risk-based approach best for govt security: NASCIO

26 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US National Association of State CIOs has published a report arguing that a risk-based approach is the ideal security posture for state government agencies and stressing the importance of robust data classification.


Hundreds of attacks daily on critical organisations

19 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

86% of Australia's top organisations experienced at least one attempted cyber attack last financial year, according to the ACSC's latest security survey.


NZ establishes its own CERT

18 April, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's new dedicated computer emergency response team (CERT) will act as the centrepiece of the nation's cybersecurity architecture.


NSW appoints first GCISO

27 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Former AUSTRAC CISO Dr Maria Milosavljevic will become NSW's first government CISO, responsible for creating a collaborative, whole-of-government approach to security.


NZ government hones in on cybercrime

23 March, 2017

A report on the cybersecurity action plan for NZ has been released by the government.


DTA's ethical hackers at work

20 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency's team of ethical hackers works closely with developers to nip potential security issues in the bud.


Restoring power grids after cyber attacks

15 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is implementing technology designed to cut off attackers and help set the stage to restore power the grid after a cyber attack.


SA Gov emergency website receives upgrade

13 March, 2017

An upgrade has been carried out on the South Australian Government emergency website.


Police robots protect officers and community

13 March, 2017

An upgraded Queensland Police Service robot has been implemented to improve community and officer safety.


Terror financiers and money launderers targeted by alliance

03 March, 2017

An alliance has been launched by AUSTRAC, designed to fight against serious financial crime.


Shipping safety tool developed by LINZ

27 February, 2017

A new tool for shipping safety has been developed by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).


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