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Government outlines agenda for Australia’s tech future
The National Government has released a report outlining the strategy for Australia’s digital future - Minister Karen Andrews comments.
01 Jan 19
Govt announces cybersecurity grants for SMBs
Over the next two years, eligible small businesses can apply for individual grants of up to $2,100.
03 Dec 18
Security experts comment on latest OIAC report
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has been notified of 245 data breaches affecting personal information between July and September 2018.
31 Oct 18
Australian local government body develops IoT-enabled smart restrooms
The restrooms are one part of the councils latest set of IoT initiatives, with the second involving water metering of multi-story buildings.
06 Jul 18
Aus Govt taps Macquarie Cloud Services to store DHS data
Macquarie Launch Health Cloud is a secure private cloud which has been purpose-built for the healthcare sector.
12 Jun 18
Privacy watchdogs say Centrelink ruling is a failure of Australia's freedom of speech
"To assume that the Australian Privacy Principles allow for release of information if a person has a 'reasonable expectation' is ludicrous."
30 May 18
Going cashless to end the black economy: MYOB supports Aus Govt findings
The Black Economy Taskforce released the findings from its recent report that it will tackle large cash payments.
23 May 18
Australian Cyber Security Research Centre appoints Rachael Falk as CEO
"She will ensure that CSRC collaborates with academia, industry and government to deliver industry-driven cybersecurity outcomes."
21 May 18
Australia facing "systematic and wilful degradation of human rights online"
Digital Rights Watch believes Australians’ human rights are being ‘severely breached’ through the actions of private organisations and governments.
15 May 18
The Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network is now in action
"PaCSON is a vehicle we can use for closer sharing of cybersecurity threat information, tools, techniques and ideas between nations."
14 May 18
Govt launches National Security Science and Technology Policy
"Australia needs to remain at the forefront of science and innovation so we can meet any new and emerging threats to our security."
02 May 18
Victorian Govt devotes $17.6 m to Cyber Security Strategy
The strategy will protect government agencies and networks from cyber hacking threats, and will also help to protect the privacy of Victorians.
02 May 18
Penten locked and loaded for next stage in secure mobility and cyber deception
Canberra cybersecurity provider Penten is continuing to take advantage of its ‘extraordinary’ growth over the last three years.
01 May 18
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.
30 Apr 18
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."
26 Apr 18
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.
23 Apr 18
Government launches telecommunications Consumer Safeguards Review
Current consumer safeguards have been in place since Telstra owned and operated the national fixed-line telecommunications network.
18 Apr 18
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.
18 Apr 18
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.
18 Apr 18
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.
16 Apr 18
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."
10 Apr 18
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.
22 Mar 18
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.
22 Mar 18
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.
19 Mar 18