Going beyond patch cycles and change control to keep cyber criminals away

Governments must work with industry to have a collaborative approach and response. The risks of running unpatched hardware/software in their environments in the current environment has been disastrous for government and private organisations. Last week the Australian Government announced it had been the victim of sustained cyber attacks by sophisticated…

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Australian Govt’s cyber attack shows holes in cybersecurity defences

Corporate Australia has also experienced several recent high-profile security breaches this year. The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison has announced the Government was made aware and responding to a sustained targeting of Australian governments and companies by a sophisticated state-based actor. According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)…

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Australia reviews major reforms foreign investment framework

Could have implications for technology companies The Australian Government has announced significant reforms to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 since its introduction. These reforms will ensure that our foreign investment framework keeps pace with emerging risks and global developments, including similar changes to foreign investment regimes in comparable…

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ASEAN and Australia work on cyber policy and digital economy

Cyber issues and digital economy discussions hold prominence during the 32nd ASEAN Australia forum. During the 32nd ASEAN-Australia forum, the region agreed on having stronger ongoing cooperation on cyber issues, building on the success of the inaugural ASEAN-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue in 2018. Representatives of ASEAN Member States (AMS) and…

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AISA makes submission to Australia’s 2020 cybersecurity strategy

THE peak membership body for Australian information-security professionals, Australia Information Security Association (AISA) has prepared a detailed and comprehensive submission to the Federal Government’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy. According to the AISA everyone has become increasingly dependent on technology and more continuously connected online, the seriousness and impacts of disruptions,…

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AIIA says Australian Government’s COVID-19 tracing app secure

Government launches contact tracing app to alert Australians of nearby COVID-19 infections The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has thrown its support behind the Australian Government’s recent launch of a COVID-19 Tracing App to the public. Download of the App is voluntary and was designed to digitally alert Australians of…

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