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  • The UK is able to manage any potential security risks posed by using equipment from Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei, the chief of the country's National Cyber Security Centre has told a conference in Brussels, adding that there has been no indication of any suspicious activity by the...

  • Australian encryption technology company Senetas Corporation has called on the government to reconsider its encryption law, claiming that it is so demonstrably flawed that the only practical option is to withdraw it. In a submission to the ongoing inquiry into the law — which was passed...

  • The Federal Government will try to push amendments to the encryption law on Wednesday to give anti-corruption bodies the right to use its powers, while Labor will try to get an amendment through to define a systemic weakness. On Tuesday, Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, who has been pushing...

  • Data analytics and cybersecurity pushed cloud out of the top spot for increased technology investment by government chief information officers (CIOs) in 2019, according to a newly published global  survey. According to the survey from research firm Gartner the increased focus on data...

  • The Australian Government has launched a program for small and family businesses to apply for a digital makeover valued up to $20,000 to help them unlock the potential of technology and strengthen their business. Applications have now opened for businesses to apply, with the Federal Minister for...

  • ASD-certified Protected cloud provider Vault Systems has lost its role as cloud host of the Govpass ID system, with the government's Digital Transformation Agency deciding instead that the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Human Services would assume responsibility for hosting the...

  • Electronic waste (e-waste) is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia – with estimates there will be 223,000 tonnes of waste mounted up by 2023-24. According to a new report from Sustainability Victoria, Australians are high users of technology and among...

  • The Victorian Government will invest $2.4 million in the State’s startup sector, with the funds to be spread across 26 local government regions. The program, to be managed through Victoria’s startup development agency, Launch Victoria, will involve 15 projects across the local...

  • Geospatial imagery provider Spookfish has won a half million dollar contract to deliver aerial imagery and interactive portal technology to the NSW Government department of Spatial Services. Spookfish says the 12-month contract, with a value of $500,000, is its first with the NSW Government and...

  • The problems facing Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab have increased, with the European Parliament passing a motion on cyber security wherein it referred to Kaspersky Lab's software as having been confirmed to be malicious. It did not provide any source for this claim. The motion is a general...

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