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Angus Taylor: Current Govt investing more in tech sector than ever before
"You will always have issues with IT, but how you respond to them is the test."
MyNetFone calls on Aussie govt as telcos refuse virtual mob numbers
“It’s disappointing that innovation like this is being allowed to be stifled."
How Australia’s ‘Essential Eight’ sets the standard for sensitive data protection and breach notification
Globally, more and more jurisdictions are releasing mandates that will have a substantial impact on companies regarding breach notification.
Cybercrime is the ‘new normal’ and organisations must adapt, says RSM Australia
“With the Australian Crime Commission estimating annual direct cost of cyber crime to Australia being in excess of $1 billion, businesses must adapt."
Weekly AU security roundup: The Government, Mimecast, Acronis, ESET and CompTIA
SecurityBrief Australia revisits the biggest stories from the week that was.
Govt showcases Australia’s cybersecurity strengths to the world
It’s all hands on deck for the Australian cybersecurity sector, according to the Trade and Investment Commission.
Aus Gov gets serious about late payments, launches national inquiry
“This Inquiry will shine a spotlight on the issue and assist in determining how widespread the problem is."
Kiwi innovation set to benefit from revamped trans-Tasman patent regime
“A modern regime for regulating patent attorneys ensures New Zealand businesses have optimal access to high quality, reliable advice."
Huawei's Innovation Day 2016 triumphs 'brilliance of exploration'
"Huawei promotes extensive collaboration between industry, academic, government & research, which is the basis for creating a healthy ICT ecosystem."
Australian govt at ‘serious’ risk from insiders, cyber security expert says
"Background investigations & security checks only verify past behaviors and activities - they are absolutely useless in predicting future behaviours."
Promapp nabs Frankston Council contract
Frankston City Council in Victoria will deploy Promapp’s cloud-based business process management software.
$14 million boost in supercomputer storage to benefit Australian science
"The expansion provided by this co-investment will see an extra 150 million compute hours become available, alleviating severe supply shortages."
Australian researchers develop graphical modelling for the combat zone
Advanced computing techniques are being used to help the Australian military understand combat situations using modelling & simulations.
Law firm warns Australian firms: Get your data breach protection toolkit ready now
"Breach notification also means that cyber breaches could now be very public events that can result in private litigation, reputation and brand harm."
Incoming Turnbull Govt must act on digital policy, says industry body
As Australia ushers in the new Government, the ACS calls for keeping digital policy and innovation at the forefront of the Coalition's mind.
Turnbull: Accelerate Australia's digital transformation
Australia’s future is exciting, but digital technology is advancing rapidly. “Without a doubt, digital technology will underpin our entire economy."
AIIA says Government needs to ditch 'archaic' voting methods & switch to e-voting
Why is Australia slow at electronic voting uptake? The AIIA says that with e-voting in place, we would already know the election results by now.
Australian Govt Dept of Employment chooses Qlik Sense for analytics
We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Department of Employment to help them harness the full power of our visual analytics platform.
Digitising government operations - just like business
“Becoming ‘digital’ is about transforming an organisation through technology and the convergence of people, business and ‘things’."
Aussie Govt should make better use of survey data
The Government could do well to make better use of survey data from the public in order to gain a better understanding of people’s needs and wants.
NEC to set up $4.38 million cyber security centre in Adelaide
“Cyber attacks against enterprise and Government IT systems can cost millions of dollars to recover from."
Are Australian Govt websites up to scratch?
“The fact that such a small percentage of Government websites have reached an acceptable score is disappointing."
Your invite: National forum on the Future of Public Sector Digitisation
A national conference to be held in Sydney this July will provide insightful case studies around digitisation and converting to e-service delivery.
CGI nabs Queensland government contract worth $58m
“We are confident that the Queensland Government will quickly see the benefits of implementing CGI's solution."