AFP urge victims to report cybercrime

Following ransomware disruption The AFP is urging victims of cybercrime to report ransomware attempts following the disruption of a dangerous ransomware group. Operation Orcus – a multi-agency ransomware taskforce established by the AFP – received a request from the Dutch National Police last month (September 2022) for assistance in investigating…

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Tasmania Police trial of encrypted radio network a success

Tasmania Police is committed to delivering the highest quality of service Tasmania Police were able to successfully test a new encrypted radio system earlier this month, after being granted an early access trial of the Tasmanian Government Radio Network at the recent T20 Cricket World Cup event in Hobart. The…

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UC and Cisco announce National Cybersecurity Partnership

There is enormous scope for Australia to improve its resilience against cyber-attacks The University of Canberra and global technology company Cisco unveiled their new partnership today, which will focus on boosting Australia’s cybersecurity resilience. The partnership will help to address the national cybersecurity skills shortage, secure Australia’s critical infrastructure, and…

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US innovative start-up ecosystem by NATEC

Enhancing collaboration between Vietnams TECHFEST The National Program “Initiative for Start-up Ecosystem in Vietnam until 2025” (Program 844) aiming to promote the start-up ecosystem has gained initial achievements. In 2021, the Prime Minister approved several new contents to expand the scope of start-up ecosystem activities internationally. Since then, many activities have been…

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Revitalising Australia’s science priorities

The Albanese Government has put science back into government. Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic is renewing the National Science and Research Priorities to establish a unified sense of purpose for our science and research communities to address our most pressing national challenges. Australia’s current priorities and the National…

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New framework to help governments use technology for its citizen’s benefit

We teamed up with Unesco and other experts to see how governments could best succeed The potential of digital Digital transformation has huge potential in upgrading our abilities to deal with complex, global problems. Climate is changing, productivity stalling across many industries, and access to opportunity remains unequal across the…

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Evolving military warfare strategies

Tech advances to drive global military UAV market The interest in military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a cost-effective platform alternative for military operations into one for extensive utility – in tactical air support, search and rescue operations, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, has led to a global surge…

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Chris Fechner regarding DTA procurement of ICT-related services

ANAO’s focusing on providing increased transparency The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has tabled the performance audit of the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) procurement of ICT-related services in 2019–20 to 2020–21. The audit was not a review of the DTA’s whole-of-government digital sourcing responsibilities and, as such, the ANAO’s findings…

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Cyber actors exploiting vulnerabilities for data extortion and disk encryption

The IRGC-affiliated actors are actively targeting a broad range of targeted entities This joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) is the result of an analytic effort among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force…

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