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

Hackers target NSW school online accounts in phishing campaign | Technology

New South Wales school online accounts were under attack from hackers on the same day the prime minister warned that businesses and government were being targeted by a state-based cyber actor. Guardian Australia was informed on Friday that the Microsoft Sharepoint platform used by NSW schools was being exploited as 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

NSW Police’s $100m tech fund a ‘missed opportunity’ – Strategy – Hardware- Tempemail

A $100 million cash splash to equip frontline police officers in NSW with new technology was “potentially a missed opportunity” and could have better addressed organisation-wide capability gaps, the state’s auditor-general has found. An audit [pdf] of the ‘policing for tomorrow’ fund, released earlier this month, reveals that while NSW Continue Reading

NSW cops shun portable biometric scanners due to legacy experience – Hardware- Tempemail

Frontline police officers in NSW are using smartphone-compatible fingerprint scanners only a fraction of the time due in part to their past experience with the technology. The finding, contained in an audit [pdf] of the government’s $100 million ‘policing for tomorrow’ fund released earlier this month, raises questions about the Continue Reading