Singapore and Australia sign digital economy agreement

Digitalisation of trade processes for Singapore businesses. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham have signed the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement (SADEA) electronically. Chan said, the signing of the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement marks a milestone in the long-standing…

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Australian Government releases 60 cyber security recommendations

The Australian Government has released its Panel’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy The Australian Federal Government’s Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) has delivered 60 recommendations to bolster Australia’s critical cyber defences. This was an important time for Australia to strengthen its cyber defences, said Andrew Penn chair at IAP. “The Panel’s recommendations…

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CIOs in India and Australia are in early post-COVID planning stages

Adobe research shows CIOs are optimistic about finding success in a post-pandemic economy. Adobe’s latest survey of CIOs in India and Australia showed 67 per cent of respondents had been severely impacted by COVID-19. They faced challenges in helping their teams communicate effectively and have the right technology. According to…

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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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