NSW govt seeks input on next cyber security strategy – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

The NSW government is seeking views from industry to help shape the state’s next cyber security strategy ahead of its launch later this year. Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello on Tuesday called for input from industry partners and cyber security experts as development of the 2020 NSW Cyber Security Strategy Continue Reading

Govt reveals $1.35bn investment in cybersecurity over next decade – Security- Tempemail

The government has unveiled a $1.35 billion investment to beef up Australia’s cybersecurity capabilities over the next decade, a third of which will go into a new team of 500 specialists. The investment is being called the “largest ever … in cybersecurity” in the country, and will be known as Continue Reading

NSW govt sets up vulnerability tracking centre in Bathurst – Security- Tempemail

The NSW government has set up a cyber security vulnerability management centre in Bathurst, which will start operating next month. The centre will be operated by Cyber Security NSW, the new name given to what was formerly the Office of the Government Chief Information Security Office. It will provide the Continue Reading

NSW govt data centre goes down after power outage – Strategy – Storage – Networking- Tempemail

A number of NSW Health and Service NSW systems are offline after the state government’s Silverwater data centre suffered a power failure overnight. Reports of issues with NSW Health systems, including the state’s electronic medical record and other corporate applications, emerged this morning. The health.nsw.gov.au website has also been down Continue Reading

Govt to set infosec standards industry-by-industry: report – Security- Tempemail

The government is reportedly crafting minimum cybersecurity standards for industries that manage critical infrastructure following a highly-publicised attack warning late last week. Citing “industry sources”, The Australian Financial Review said standards could be set “industry-by-industry”, with banks, healthcare and utilities high on the list. The prospect of tighter regulation of Continue Reading

ACT govt urged to improve data security after shocker audit – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

The ACT government has been told to lift its data security game after the territory’s auditor-general raised serious concerns with its policies and the data handling practices of public servants.  The audit of the territory’s data security practices also reveals that the government is without a government-wide data breach response plan, despite suffering a breach as recently as late 2018.  The report, released Continue Reading

NSW govt pours $1.6 billion into digital – Strategy- Tempemail

The NSW government will pour $1.6 billion into its digital-centric investment fund to accelerate IT projects and bolster cyber security over the next three years. Premier Gladys Berejiklian revealed the landmark funding on Thursday alongside Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello.  The investment, which will be provided over three years, includes $1 billion in new funding and $600 million in savings redirected from agencies.  It will flow into the state’s ‘digital Continue Reading

Macquarie Telecom to build govt data centre in Canberra – Hardware – Networking- Tempemail

Macquarie Telecom will invest $17 million into a new data centre in Canberra to meet rising demand for cloud and cyber security services from government agencies. The company behind Macquarie Government on Tuesday said the inital investment would go towards the construction of a 1.5 megawatt (MW) facility, with work expected to begin Continue Reading

DSpark finds govt interest in Optus’ subscriber data – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Optus mobile subscriber data was used by all levels of government to understand changes in behaviour that corresponded to the COVID-19 lockdowns. The data also proved to be a useful measure of foot traffic during the bushfire crisis last Summer, with the federal-run Tourism Research Australia using it “in preparation Continue Reading

NSW govt pilots NPP for liquor, gambling transactions – Strategy- Tempemail

The NSW government has started offering citizens the option to pay for some online government services in near real-time using the New Payments Platform (NPP). The Department of Customer Service began piloting the payment method on the Liquor and Gaming portal last week, alongside existing options like BPAY. The portal Continue Reading