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ASD will not get more powers for mass surveillance on Australians
Rumours suggesting that the Australian Signals Directorate may get more powers to spy on Australians are completely unfounded.
Australia joins NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
“Australia welcomes the opportunity to deepen engagement with the world-leading cyber defence experts at the NATO CCDCOE."
A four-step-plan towards cloud resilience in an age of data security
The ramifications of having a data breach are ten-fold for government agencies who handle sensitive information.
Government launches telecommunications Consumer Safeguards Review
Current consumer safeguards have been in place since Telstra owned and operated the national fixed-line telecommunications network.
Vault Systems launches secure cloud training academy for Australian govt IT staff
There is now a high level of focus on data protection and secure cloud systems will be critical to government agencies’ digital transformation.
Australia rolls out compliance laws for cryptocurrency & digital exchange service providers
Digital currency exchanges in Austalia must now register with AUSTRAC, and comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act.
Healthcare reports most NDB breach incidents so far - why are they at risk?
Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme has netted 63 breach notifications, most of which were from health service providers.
While the AU govt praises the new US Cloud Act, others aren't so welcoming
"Timely access to electronic data held by communications service providers is an essential component of government efforts to protect public safety."
Not every cloud has a silver lining - the challenges of managing public data in Australia
Fujitsu assesses the challenges that exist with the Australian government's digital transformation initiatives and the public storage of data.
Sydney's Joint Cyber Security Centre opens in Darling Park
Sydney is now home to Australia’s newest Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC), which was officially opened this week by Angus Taylor.
Government to introduce 457 visa replacement program to lure tech talent
The new scheme will be aimed at both businesses with over $4 million annual turnover as well as technology-based and STEM-related start-ups.
Singapore PM highlights need for cybersecurity & smart cities at ASEAN conference
“In this case jointly to be able to work together to interoperate and to share approaches and have compatible ways of doing things."
Canberra-based MSP OPC scores government website migration contract
The websites will be migrated to the govCMS Drupal 7 platform.
Microsoft explores Australian CISOs' most common problems in cybersecurity
Australia needs at least another 500 more cyber graduates to meet existing demand for cybersecurity as CISOs tackle the shortage.
Aus Govt urging payroll providers to prepare for new legislation
From July 1, Australian employers with 20 or more employees will need to use STP-enabled software to report employees’ tax and super information.
Australia's Digital ID framework is now one step closer to reality
“We believe that it should be safe and easy for everyone to prove who they are. This means giving people a secure option to verify their identity."
ASD grants Dimension Data the power to host 'protected' government information
Dimension Data Australia will now be able to provide cloud security services to the Australian Government for protected data.
Decentralisation central – Melbourne launches first Web 3.0 tech hub
Efforts to remake web services in a decentralised, persistent and uncensorable manner are likely the most important work happening in tech today.
Canberra security firm Penten scores $1.3m contract with Australian Army
“This advanced communication technology can be rapidly deployed to individual computers, which will change the way classified information is shared."
NZ & AU join international condemnation against Russia for NotPetya attack
"In a globally connected world our relative geographic isolation offers no protection from cyber threats."
Asking the right questions: The Australian Government’s digital storage plan
If Australia wants to continue to be agile across government technology, cloud technology is a must-have, and the transition needs to happen now.
Breach prevention better than cure for NDB regulations, says Aleron
“Prevention is definitely better than cure in this case."
Kiwi institution picks up major Australian Govt. contract
This contract builds on Datacom Connect’s successful customer care operations for other significant government clients.”
The state of the nation: Government websites fail to serve citizens
The majority of government websites are underperforming, with the best site scoring 4.6 out of 10 - a failing grade.