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Saturday, 11 June 2022 15:20

A cyber secure future with 2022 Labor win

GUEST OPINION: Cybersecurity incidents continue to plague Australian organisations with malicious attacks increasing in size, scope and sophistication. Alarmingly, each one exposes sensitive critical infrastructure to risks and has the potential to cause significant disruption to essential services - costing the Australian government billions of dollars. Against the backdrop of a burgeoning cyber threat landscape, the need to better protect our public and private sector organisations is crystal clear, as is the urgency with which we must produce the local skills to support that need.

Published in Guest Opinion

In what is a snub to the technology industry at large, the Coalition Government has re-introduced the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 into parliament for a second reading, not long after three major tech industry bodies urged a significant revision of the bill before it is voted on.

Published in Technology Regulation

Good cyber defence must be a holistic pursuit and focusing only on one area risks repeating mistakes of the past, the chief executive of cyber security firm Avertro says.

Published in Security

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

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.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Labor Party has poured scorn on the digital business announcement made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday, claiming that the PM was "there for the media drop, the photo op, the re-packaged media drop, and the re-announcement, but never there for the follow-up".

Published in Government Tech Policy

A year after it bent over backwards and voted to make the government's encryption bill law, the Australian Labor Party is attempting to paint itself as some kind of virtuous entity by introducing a bill to bring about amendments to that same law.

Published in Open Sauce

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