Service NSW hack could have been prevented with simple security measures | New South Wales

A targeted phishing attack on staff at Service NSW that led to the theft of more than 500,000 documents containing personal information relating to 186,000 people could have been prevented if simple security measures were followed. Service NSW is the main customer service hub of the New South Wales government Continue Reading

NSW govt sets $20m ceiling for digital work under $1.6bn scheme – Strategy- Tempemail

The NSW government will dole out funding from its digital restart fund in up to $20 million “hits”, as the state continues its move towards a contemporary IT funding model. Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello this week revealed the first major details about the digital-centric investment fund since it was Continue Reading

NSW govt signs on with Vault Cloud – Cloud- Tempemail

The NSW government has struck a whole-of-government deal with Vault Cloud to improve its access to secure cloud services. The five-year sourcing agreement aims to “simplify and improve the cost-effectiveness” of acquiring cloud services from the Australian cloud provider. It comes as both the federal and NSW governments signal their Continue Reading

Optus, Telstra to build 21 new mobile towers in regional NSW – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Telstra and Optus will build 21 new mobile phone towers in southern NSW using a $50 million fund established by the state government to improve internet connectivity in under-served regions Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro on Monday said the towers would deliver “faster and more reliable Continue Reading

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

NSW Health deploys Microsoft Teams to all 140,000 staff – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

NSW Health has equipped more than 100,000 staff with Microsoft Teams since the federal and state government ramped up their public health response to the coronavirus pandemic in March. The department’s digital arm, eHealth NSW, on Monday said all of its more than 140,000 staff now had access to the Continue Reading

How APIs helped NSW Health Pathology respond to COVID-19 – Strategy – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

NSW Health Pathology relied on its investment in API-led connectivity over the past four years to rapidly build out “world-class” public facing services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Enterprise architect Tim Eckersley told the MuleSoft CONNECT digital summit last week the agency was able to move with speed in 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

Woolworths to build automated distribution centres in NSW – Strategy – Hardware- Tempemail

Woolworths will invest up to $780 million in new automated and semi-automated grocery distribution centres in NSW. The investment covers a fully-automated regional distribution centre and a semi-automated national distribution centre at Sydney’s Moorebank Logistics Park. It follows a difficult three months for Woolworths, in which it was forced to 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