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Emergency warning system deployed in Melbourne

11 December, 2017

A network of speakers is being deployed in Melbourne's CBD to provide warnings and information to the community during an emergency.

Govt agencies will soon need privacy officers

08 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Under a new code due to take effect mid-next year, Australian government agencies will need to appoint both a privacy officer and privacy champion and develop a tailored privacy management plan.

Committee rubbishes agencies' security compliance

25 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian Government departments and agencies still have much to do to ensure compliance with the government's cybersecurity threat mitigation strategies, a joint committee has found.

Australian borders protected by Unisys technology

23 October, 2017

Critical Australian immigration systems will now be managed by Unisys, after the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) signed a three-year contract with the company.

Review recommends tightening Medicare security

18 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An independent review of a reported major DHS data breach has made 14 recommendations for tightening the security of Medicare card numbers.

Joint Cyber Security Centre opens in Melbourne

12 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The second of five planned Joint Cyber Security Centres has been established to help provide a collaborative environment for tackling cyber threats.

OAIC wins international privacy awards

11 October, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Its 2015 Ashley Madison data breach investigation has seen the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner jointly win two prestigious awards.

Victoria appoints first CISO

10 October, 2017

The Victorian Government has appointed its first chief information security officer, charged with tackling the rise of cyber threats.

Utilities fear power grid disruption from cyber attacks

06 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly 2 in 3 utility company executives believe there is at least a moderate risk that their country's power grid could be knocked offline by weaponised malware within the next five years.

Macquarie Government cleared to handle sensitive data

26 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Macquarie Government has completed the accreditation process for the ASD's highest level of certification for public cloud services for government customers.

Govt to invest $50m in cybersecurity CRC

25 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government and 25 industry, research and government partners will provide a total of $139 million for a new cooperative research centre on cybersecurity.

War begins on cyber threats

19 September, 2017

The first Cyber War Games is being hosted by the federal government.

Victorian hospitals aim to prevent cyber attack

14 September, 2017

A new cybersecurity trial is being launched in Victorian hospitals, aimed at keeping them safe from hackers.

Security start-ups take part in GovPitch

05 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government's first GovPitch session allowed homegrown cybersecurity start-ups to pitch their ideas to APS decision-makers.

Victoria develops cybersecurity strategy

28 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria's new whole-of-government cybersecurity strategy will involve initiatives including the establishment of a CISO within the Premier's department.

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