NZ bans use of unapproved ICT suppliers

27 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced mandatory requirements for goverment agencies to source equipment from approved suppliers following a serious data leak.

Exploring the subtleties of data sharing

13 August, 2019 by Ian Oppermann*

Frameworks for data sharing, as opposed to data release, need to be developed to preserve users' personal information while maximising utility and benefits.

City of Darwin reassures on safety and privacy

08 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

Darwin will comply with best practice in the gathering, storage and analysis of data collected through its smart technology, said the city's lord mayor.

DHS opens digital forensics lab in Brisbane

07 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Human Services' second digital forensics lab will support the agency's efforts to stamp out welfare fraud.

US federal agencies have poor cyber risk management

06 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has uncovered major issues during an audit of 23 federal agencies' cybersecurity risk management practices.

NSW releasing iVote code for review

31 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Electoral Commission will provide qualified reviewers with access to components of the code of the iVote online voting platform to scan for vulnerabilities.

US cities urged to take action on ransomware

30 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

US state and local government agencies have been urged to take steps to protect their systems against the increasing threat posed by ransomware.

Public sector organisations vulnerable to cyber attacks

30 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly half of security professionals at public sector organisations in markets including Australia say attackers will breach their network every time they try.

Queensland Police to receive 5000 body-worn cameras

26 July, 2019

All uniformed first responder officers will be equipped with body-worn cameras, increasing the Queensland Police Service's body-worn camera fleet to 7700.

ICDPPC conference program announced

25 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The 41st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners will be held in Tirana, Albania, from 20–24 October 2019.

Public sector mergers create significant cyber risks

22 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The merger between or reshuffling of functions of two public sector organisations provides a significant opportunity for attackers, the ACSC has warned.

US state CIOs endorse cybersecurity Act

15 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The US National Association of State CIOs has endorsed a proposed Bill that would provide additional resources for state governments' cybersecurity efforts.

US mayors agree not to pay ransomware

15 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The organisation representing the mayors of all US cities with populations of over 30,000 has passed a resolution not to pay ransomware.

UK ICO investigating police use of face recognition

10 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has deep concerns about the rollout of live face recognition technology by the nation's police forces.

Australia Post is not cyber resilient: audit

09 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An audit into three corporate Commonwealth entities has found that Australia Post is significantly lacking in cyber resilience.

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