Displaying items by tag: Alastair MacGibbon

The ABC's Four Corners program on Monday night was titled The Truth about 5G. It would have been better if it had been titled FUD about Huawei.

Published in Open Sauce

Quite surprisingly, with the issue of new guidelines for secure cloud services, the talk among government functionaries has turned to promotion of local companies as being more suited for this role locally than foreign firms.

Published in Open Sauce

Australia's cyber bureaucracy appears to have been hard at work during the lockdown and has come up with what it calls a Digital Trust Report, the ultimate example of tripe about the cyber security industry, one that offers statistics galore, but with no explanation of how they have been calculated or what use they are.

Published in Open Sauce

One good thing about cyber attacks on Australia is the fact that they unearth a large number of highly talented cyber security professionals who have been hiding in the shadows. Given the dearth of talent in this sector, it is indeed a welcome development.

Published in Open Sauce

With nearly 400 people in attendance, the 30th Anniversary of the Internet in Australia was a sold out event, featuring excellent speeches, a fascinating panel discussion, quantum supremacy, great prizes and more!

Published in Development

Private equity firm BGH Capital has pumped a sizeable amount into the formation of a cyber security firm CyberCX, which will unite 12 independent firms: Alcorn, Assurance, Asterisk, CQR, Diamond, Enosys, Klein & Co., Phriendly Phishing, Sense of Security, Shearwater, TSS, and YellIT.

Published in Security

In what could have been a scene from a political thriller, a fascinating 20-minute conversation took place on a park bench in Canberra yesterday between Alastair MacGibbon and Peter Coroneos, where the past, present and future of the Internet was discussed.

Published in Development

Former National Cyber Security Advisor, Head of Aust CyberSec Centre and Special Advisor to the PM on Cyber Security, Alastair MacGibbon will be sharing some profound insights into his 20+ years in the industry at the 30th Anniversary of the Internet in Australia Gala Dinner.

Published in Development

The head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Alastair MacGibbon, has handed in his resignation a fortnight before the nation goes to the polls.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 05:01

ABS gets another $38.3m to avoid Census stuff-ups

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been allocated another $38.3 million over three years from 2019-20 to ensure that there are no stuff-ups with the 2021 Census, according to Tuesday's Federal Budget papers.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 22 February 2019 09:55

Data breach law: one year and not much to show

One year since the Australian Government put in place a data breach notification law, the only visible change is that the workload of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has increased - it has to issue quarterly breach list, But nobody is any the wiser as to how the man in the street is affected by the various breaches that are reported periodically.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 08 February 2019 11:17

Hackers gain entry to Federal Parliament network

The computer network at the Federal Parliament has been infiltrated and security agencies are now trying to find out if any data was stolen in the attack and who was responsible.

Published in Security
Thursday, 24 January 2019 08:49

AWS gets Protected cloud status certification

Amazon Web Services has gained certification as a Protected Cloud provider from the Australian Signals Directorate, the company said in a statement on Thursday, adding that this meant it could store data with the highest security classification in the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Google Cloud Platform has been added to the list of certified cloud providers for unclassified government workloads, the Australian Cyber Security Centre has announced.

Published in Government Tech Policy

ANALYSIS The Australian encryption laws were devised for one reason: so that spy agencies could get back on an equal footing with technology firms and have a big stick with which to beat them whenever they want.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A campaign has been launched by businesses, government and community organisations across Australia in a move designed to reverse the threat of cyber crime, as figures show that one in four Australians were hit last year.

Published in Security

It has taken less than six months for the Australian data breach legislation to be shown up as an eyewash, with the data breach at human resource company PageUp People illustrating the shortcomings of the law which some had hailed as being akin to the second coming.

Published in Open Sauce

Australian authorities may have decided not to fully disclose details of the data breach at human resources outfit PageUp People as it is the first major breach to be revealed, and the processes followed could set a precedent for others that follow, an expert in cyber security and law says.

Published in Security

The Australian Greens say they are "bewildered" at the way the Australian Signals Directorate has handled Microsoft's application for Protected cloud certification and the subsequent departure of a top female officer from the agency's ranks.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Signals Directorate says the Australian Cyber Security Centre does not apply different security standards to different cloud service providers.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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