A senior official from the Australian arm of Forcepoint, an American multinational security software developer, has welcomed the news that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will create a cyber security role in his cabinet when he carries out a reshuffle next month.
One has often lamented the fact that the Australian Labor Party decided to jettison the only politician in its midst who actually knew something about technology, namely Ed Husic, from its front bench, for solely political reasons.
Research into Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of Adeaide has received a $20 milion boost in funding from the Federal Government to underpin the establishment of a new national centre for AI research and development.
UNSW Sydney researchers have secured more than $4.9 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for development of the ARC Training Centre for The Global Hydrogen Economy.
The Federal Government has released another $17 million towards an online safety package for children, which includes an education package and resources for parents and carers of kids under five.
It would have been an interesting exercise to count the number of times that Dan Tehan, the Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, used the word "cyber" during his speech to the National Press Club in Canberra on Tuesday, while releasing the annual threat report crafted by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
Australia plans to set up an industry-led cyber security co-operative research centre, with the government announcing an investment of $50 million.
The Australian Government says it is not making any recommendation on the use or otherwise of products from Kaspersky Lab.
Australian policy on the use of software products from cyber security company Kaspersky Lab has apparently not yet changed in the wake of a US Senate draft budget for the Pentagon recommending that such the use of such products be banned.
Australia's big ISPs have danced around a trial balloon launched by Dan Tehan, the Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, suggesting that the government may make ISPs responsible for blocking malware.
Dan Tehan has just provided the country with adequate reasons as to why he should not be allowed anywhere near any post that has anything to do with online security. Least of all a federal ministerial position.
Giant US telco Verizon says it has strengthened its armoury in the fight against cyber adversaries with its investment in next-generation security capabilities at its Asia-Pacific Advanced Security Operations Centre in Canberra.
There are three possible reasons why Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is apparently spreading the news that Australian elections are vulnerable to hacking by Russia.
The introduction of a data breach law requiring disclosure of consumer data leaks is important because it will make big corporates aware they need to be transparent about their state of security, the head of a big cyber-security firm says.
A senior official from the security services company Forcepoint has welcomed the appointment of Dan Tehan as the minister assisting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for cyber security, but says that, given Tehan's numerous roles, the appointment of a "cyber ambassador" will be key to co-ordinating Australia's efforts in this direction.
The wash-up from the federal election has seen the appointment of Greg Hunt as Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science.
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