National computer emergency response team CERT Australia has announced it will become part of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). 

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has pledged his support for the local armed forces industry, awarding three Australian businesses defence contracts in an effort to shore up Australia’s military preparedness

 

 

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has publicly released a design system outlining a proposal to implement blockchain technology in developing online services and government websites.

 

The Small Business Taskforce has handed in its final report to Treasurer Scott Morrison, expressing concerns over ongoing cybersecurity fears among Australian small businesses.

Service NSW is investigating hacks into 47 staff email accounts, warning customers that recently engaged in transactions at a customer service centre or over the phone to check their online accounts for suspicious activity.
 

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is finalising nationwide submissions to revise a Federal strategy aimed at strengthening engagement in cyber and critical technology affairs between Australia and its global trading partners.
 

Cash dispensing terminals have become increasingly ripe targets for cybercriminals, with cybersec firm Kaspersky reporting a 250 per cent jump in malware-based attacks targeting Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) and Point of Sale (POS) terminals between 2017 and 2019.
 

The CSIRO’s digital research and development arm, Data61, has announced the launch of the global seL4 Foundation, tasked with fast-tracking the development of systems based on the seL4 microkernel – an effort that could prove a massive leg-up for cybersecurity and operating systems developers.
 

Commonwealth entities reported 427 cybersecurity incidents last year requiring intervention from the country’s chief cyber defence agency, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).
 

A global coalition of 400 cybersecurity experts assembled from the world's leading tech firms has come together to tackle a surge in phishing scams exploiting concerns around Covid-19.