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Colocation
IT pros call on AU government to decentralise data centres
March 2019
A number of IT leaders have come forward expressing their concerns around the centralisation of data centres in cities like Sydney and Melbourne, not allowing the country as a whole to thrive.
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Hybrid Cloud
The silver lining in Australia’s Government cloud strategy
March 2019
Cloud has been a huge part of the ‘digital transformation’ conversation within Australian government during recent years.
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Blockchain
Two Ministers’ thoughts on blockchain in Oz
March 2019
Minister Karen Andrews, and Minister Simon Birmingham have released a joint statement on the national blockchain roadmap and extra $100,000 funding.
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Australian Government
Electric car infrastructure needs to be a high priority
February 2019
“Australians should be able to drive all over this massive nation with complete confidence in a zero-emission vehicle.”
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Data breach
Experts comment on Aus Parliament breach
February 2019
Late last week, Australian security agencies reported they were looking into a security breach of the Federal Parliament’s network.
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Government
ICT peak body’s policy focus pre-budget
February 2019
The AIIA highlights the need to boost Digital Skills, Innovation and Government ICT Procurement in Pre-Budget Submission.
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Data breach
Penten & Cyber Security CRC to research 'advanced cyber traps'
January 2019
The research centres on how advanced cyber traps, which are used to identify data breaches as they happen, can be used in conjunction with tools such as artificial intelligence.
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Internet of Things
Government outlines agenda for Australia’s tech future
January 2019
The National Government has released a report outlining the strategy for Australia’s digital future - Minister Karen Andrews comments.
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Grants
Govt announces cybersecurity grants for SMBs
December 2018
Over the next two years, eligible small businesses can apply for individual grants of up to $2,100.
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Phishing
Security experts comment on latest OIAC report
October 2018
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has been notified of 245 data breaches affecting personal information between July and September 2018.
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Internet of Things
Australian local government body develops IoT-enabled smart restrooms
July 2018
The restrooms are one part of the councils latest set of IoT initiatives, with the second involving water metering of multi-story buildings.
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IT in Healthcare
Aus Govt taps Macquarie Cloud Services to store DHS data
June 2018
Macquarie Launch Health Cloud is a secure private cloud which has been purpose-built for the healthcare sector.
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Cloud
Privacy watchdogs say Centrelink ruling is a failure of Australia's freedom of speech
May 2018
"To assume that the Australian Privacy Principles allow for release of information if a person has a 'reasonable expectation' is ludicrous."
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MYOB
Going cashless to end the black economy: MYOB supports Aus Govt findings
May 2018
The Black Economy Taskforce released the findings from its recent report that it will tackle large cash payments.
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Cisco
Australian Cyber Security Research Centre appoints Rachael Falk as CEO
May 2018
"She will ensure that CSRC collaborates with academia, industry and government to deliver industry-driven cybersecurity outcomes."
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Privacy
Australia facing "systematic and wilful degradation of human rights online"
May 2018
Digital Rights Watch believes Australians’ human rights are being ‘severely breached’ through the actions of private organisations and governments.
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Cybersecurity
The Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network is now in action
May 2018
"PaCSON is a vehicle we can use for closer sharing of cybersecurity threat information, tools, techniques and ideas between nations."
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Security intelligence
Govt launches National Security Science and Technology Policy
May 2018
"Australia needs to remain at the forefront of science and innovation so we can meet any new and emerging threats to our security."
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Cybercrime
Victorian Govt devotes $17.6 m to Cyber Security Strategy
May 2018
The strategy will protect government agencies and networks from cyber hacking threats, and will also help to protect the privacy of Victorians.
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Mobile Security
Penten locked and loaded for next stage in secure mobility and cyber deception
May 2018
Canberra cybersecurity provider Penten is continuing to take advantage of its ‘extraordinary’ growth over the last three years.
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Australian Government
ASD will not get more powers for mass surveillance on Australians
April 2018
Rumours suggesting that the Australian Signals Directorate may get more powers to spy on Australians are completely unfounded.
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Cybersecurity
Australia joins NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
April 2018
“Australia welcomes the opportunity to deepen engagement with the world-leading cyber defence experts at the NATO CCDCOE."
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Data Protection
A four-step-plan towards cloud resilience in an age of data security
April 2018
The ramifications of having a data breach are ten-fold for government agencies who handle sensitive information.
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Telecommunications
Government launches telecommunications Consumer Safeguards Review
April 2018
Current consumer safeguards have been in place since Telstra owned and operated the national fixed-line telecommunications network.