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ACS says Federal Budget is promising, but still lacking
Following the announcement of Australia’s 2019 Federal Budget, as you would expect there have been mixed reactions, but ACS says there is progress.
AU Budget 2019: Tech panel discuss its merits and shortcomings
Experts from the IT and tech industries share their disappointments and satisfaction on what the budget could mean for the sector in Australia.
Gender gap in AU’s STEM workforce obstructing national prosperity
New research reveals Australia has not yet made the systemic changes required to achieve diversity in STEM, threatening the nation’s prosperity.
IT pros call on AU government to decentralise data centres
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.
The silver lining in Australia’s Government cloud strategy
Cloud has been a huge part of the ‘digital transformation’ conversation within Australian government during recent years.
Two Ministers’ thoughts on blockchain in Oz
Minister Karen Andrews, and Minister Simon Birmingham have released a joint statement on the national blockchain roadmap and extra $100,000 funding.
Electric car infrastructure needs to be a high priority
“Australians should be able to drive all over this massive nation with complete confidence in a zero-emission vehicle.”
Experts comment on Aus Parliament breach
Late last week, Australian security agencies reported they were looking into a security breach of the Federal Parliament’s network.
ICT peak body’s policy focus pre-budget
The AIIA highlights the need to boost Digital Skills, Innovation and Government ICT Procurement in Pre-Budget Submission.
Penten & Cyber Security CRC to research 'advanced cyber traps'
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.
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.
Govt announces cybersecurity grants for SMBs
Over the next two years, eligible small businesses can apply for individual grants of up to $2,100.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.