The Federal Government unveils record $1.3b investment in the nation’s cyber defences and OAIC releases 'Foundational Four' data management guidance for agencies. Tracking the week that was in digital and technology innovation across Australia and New Zealand's public sectors.
 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a record investment in Australia’s cybersecurity, with $1.35 billion earmarked for programs to enhance the country’s digital and information warfare capabilities over the next decade, including a new $35 million real-time cyber defence platform.
 

Major outage strikes NSW hospitals e-records system and ACSC releases emergency security guidelines in the wake of suspected state-sponsored cyberattack on Australia. Tracking the week that was in tech and digital innovation across Australia and New Zealand's government sector.
 

Federal Police charge former public servants with IT contract fraud and DTA to launch cross-agency Taskforce to accelerate whole-of-government program. Tracking the week that was in tech and digital innovation across Australia and New Zealand's government sector.
 

Social Services Minister calls for IT funding model reform, Reserve Bank to develop 'data bunker', and the national broadcaster ABC seeks wireless upgrade. Tracking the week that was in tech and digital innovation across Australia and New Zealand's government sector.
 

The Australian Government has moved to strengthen the agriculture sector's biosecurity provisions, assessing a raft of new technology propositions designed to help prevent the spread of biological pests and diseases.
 

May saw a number of high-profile appointments across the public sector, with noteworthy additions to icare NSW, Department of Human Services, and the CSIRO.
 

Federal agencies under fire for lacklustre cybersecurity controls and algorithm bungle forces Government to refund $721m to welfare recipients. Tracking the week that was in tech and digital innovation across Australia and New Zealand's government sector.
 

"There's nothing that drives innovation like a crisis. And when you don't have the alternatives that you've relied upon heavily in the past in that physical environment, you do start to look at how you can adapt quickly."
 

Cyber-attacks against the government and technology sectors have escalated as international threat actors exploit Covid-19 lockdowns and organisations' increasing reliance on virtual communication and remote access technologies, a new report reveals.