Security

ASD goes on security expert hiring spree

10 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Signals Directorate has launched a recruitment drive for a number of new security professionals, including an Offensive Cyber Operations Manager.


Home Affairs lights up new biometric system

05 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Home Affairs has activated the EBIS biometric identification system that will be used to expedite applications for visas and border clearances.


AustCyber seeks managers for Qld innovation nodes

04 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

AustCyber has commenced the recruitment process for managers for two of its three planned Queensland AustCyber innovation nodes.


US govt urged to harmonise cybersecurity regulations

03 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) has welcomed calls for federal government agencies to harmonise their security regulations.


Security, data loss prevention top of list for US councils

28 May, 2020

New urgencies in cybersecurity and data loss prevention dominate US local and county government technology leaders' daily concerns, according to a survey.


Australians unsure about future of facial recognition tech

28 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Despite only a moderate awareness of the technology, many are mistrusting and have privacy concerns, a survey has shown.


ACSC publishes cyber advice for critical infrastructure

26 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Amid a spree of attempts by cybercrooks to compromise Australia's critical infrastructure, the ACSC has issued new guides for infrastructure providers.


ADF boosts its cybersecurity capabilities

26 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The Navy and Air Force have implemented specialised equipment, staff and training to defend networks against cyber attack.


Govt sector second most targeted in Australia

21 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's government sector was the second most targeted industry sector by cyber attackers during 2019, according to NTT.


OAIC reminds agencies of privacy duties during COVID-19

20 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Answers to frequently asked questions and a step-by-step guide will help government agencies bound by the Privacy Act 1988.


Service NSW hit by cyber attack

18 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Service NSW has confirmed that the email accounts of 47 staff members were illegally accessed following a successful phishing attack on the agency.


WA Premier targeted in China-linked cyber attack

11 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers have uncovered a sophisticated attack campaign linked to the Chinese military targeting APAC government agencies including the WA Premier's office.


Deception a winner for councils tackling cyber attacks

08 May, 2020 by Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks | Supplied by: Attivo Networks

Deception technology is proving to be an innovative and successful approach for defending local governments against cybersecurity threats.


Health systems struggle to keep up with hackers

07 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian health systems are struggling to keep pace with the adoption of technology by cyber attackers, research from UNSW shows.


New privacy guidelines to help during COVID-19

06 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The OAIC has released a guide to help agencies and departments comply with the Privacy Act 1988 during the COVID-19 situation.


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