Displaying items by tag: Australian Signals Directorate

GUEST OPINION: Australia's recent budget ushers in the nation's 'biggest ever' cybersecurity spend, with $10 billion pledged to see electronic spy agency Australian Signals Directory (ASD) double in size and ramp up its ability to launch offensive cyber operations.

Published in Guest Opinion
Wednesday, 16 March 2022 10:38

Public hearing into second tranche of cyber laws

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has today begun hearing evidence from critical industries and government agencies on proposed new laws to protect Australia’s infrastructure from sophisticated cyber attacks.

Published in Security

It looks like the defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, is running low on funds. Nothing else can account for the surfacing of its executive director Peter Jennings on the opinion pages of The Australian, conjuring up a fictional version of a Chinese bid to grab Taiwan.

Published in Open Sauce

Four cloud companies have achieved Strategic Hosting Provider certification under the Federal Government's Hosting Certification Framework. One of them, Sliced Tech, was acquired by global consultancy Deloitte on Thursday.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A joint parliamentary committee has proposed that an amendment to the laws governing critical infrastructure be split up into two, in order to pass what it says are "urgent reforms".

Published in Technology Regulation

Company News: Snowflake, the data cloud company, today announced it has completed an Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment confirming that Snowflake's Data Cloud has achieved the Australian Government security status of 'Protected' on selected deployments.

Published in Government Tech

Samsung Electronics has announced that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has released an "updated Security Configuration Guidance" that includes a range of new Samsung Galaxy devices which can now be used by Australian government departments and Critical Infrastructure agencies.

Published in Government Tech

Only a quarter of Commonwealth entities have implemented the top four cyber security measures recommended by the Australian Signals Directorate six years after they became mandatory, an auditor's report says.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms, put in place just after the Turnbull Government was toppled in 2018, have hit Huawei Australia hard, with the company losing 900 direct jobs, more than 1500 sub-contracting jobs and $100 million in R&D in Australia, the company claims in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A review of Australia's intelligence agencies has recommended that the law governing the activities of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation should continue to distinguish between foreign intelligence and security intelligence.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Six Australian intelligence organisations have "incidentally" collected data from the COVIDSafe app, according to a report from the watchdog, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, issued on Monday.

Published in Health

Canberra-based cloud provider Vault has told the government it has serious concerns that the data and cloud sector has no regulator even though it is the country's most critical infrastructure sector as it links to all critical infrastructure sectors.

Published in Technology Regulation

The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute is acting to ratchet up tensions with Australia's major trading partner China and using funds it gets from the Federal Government for this purpose, more than $20 million at last count, the Australian arm of the Chinese telecommunications equipment company Huawei Technologies says in a strongly-worded blog post.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The only logical conclusion that one can draw from the latest inspired effort from the defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute — calling for ISPs to provide a clean Internet — is that the good people at this institute have been smoking some very strong stuff.

Published in Open Sauce

The head of an Australian cloud company says the new arrangement for awarding contracts for hosting of top-secret government data have advantages over the older one where there was a fixed list of companies certified by the Australian Signals Directorate who could cast their hat in the ring and tout for business.

Published in Cloud
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