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.

Australian government and private sector collaboration in cybersecurity lags significantly behind global leaders and must progress “a lot further” to boost the collective security posture of both industry and the public sector and to take on new and emerging threats, according to NAB’s chief security officer, David Fairman.
 

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has requested vendor support to build out and deploy a new managed DNS (domain name system) layer to protect federal agencies.
 

Global insurance giant Allianz has teamed with tech power-hitters Cisco and Apple and insurance broker Aon to develop a comprehensive cyber risk management solution.

The NSW Government has announced an $11.4 million agreement with Data61, a technology research and development arm of the CSIRO, to fund a number of technology initiatives for the state, with a key focus on cybersecurity.

Representatives from Australia and Singapore have signed a two-year agreement to cooperate on cybersecurity, including a commitment to share incident and threat reports as well as joint security training.

PwC has called on bank and business chief executives to consider Cybersecurity more seriously and better implement safeguarding practices.

PwC has called on bank and business chief executives to consider Cybersecurity more seriously and better implement safeguarding practices.