Australian government agencies are rapidly moving to cloud in a big way. Migrations are typically well underway, with initiatives like the Digital Transformation Agency’s Secure Cloud strategy, and the NSW’s government’s ‘public cloud first’ policy providing the tools and guidance to trigger widespread adoption.  Through existing lift and shift strategies, agencies have an opportunity to…

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Experts are questioning what role global cloud service providers can continue to play in key government and defence markets in light of Australia’s tough new data sovereignty standards. Given how dependant their business model is on “follow-the-sun’’ support based in multiple centres around the world, it is unclear how the tech titans can adapt to…

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Critical Infrastructure security

Our nation’s critical infrastructure is a highly connected system – one that supports and drives our day-to-day operations as businesses and as a nation. However, connectivity without security creates vulnerabilities that can have immense repercussions. With this in mind, this June, the Australian Government will announce reforms to the Security of Critical Infrastructure (SOCI) Act…

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At the start of 2020, IDC predicted that public and private cloud spending would outperform “traditional IT spending” – think on-premise IT and legacy applications – in the forthcoming year. Of course, they weren’t accounting for a global pandemic, which has sent cloud spending into the stratosphere, while traditional IT spending wanes. Supporting this continued…

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When the Federal Government introduced the Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) program in 2010, it was a great leap forward in cyber security.  The program allowed agencies to easily assess and procure a range of ASD accredited SIG packages, with the ASD’s ‘stamp of approval’ providing assurance that the solution was robust and up to all…

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After a year that shifted many corporate priorities and reinforced others, concerns around digital infrastructure and cyber security in the healthcare sector are stronger than ever. This year the government plans to make amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act, which would expand how we define “critical infrastructure” for regulatory purposes — with the…

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Government and critical infrastructure are struggling to manage disparate identity processes and siloed physical and digital access systems in the face of rising cyber threats. Daltrey’s Michael Warnock says a universal biometric identity could be the solution. Sovereign capability is essential for secure identity The increase in serious cyberattacks on Australian organisations is a worrying…

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Critical Infrastructure security

COVID-19 has no doubt ignited tremendous change across all facets of Australian life, with our nation facing some of the biggest challenges we’ve seen in decades. Following increased cyber-attacks since the start of the pandemic, the Australian Government has realised the importance of protecting our critical infrastructure and moving towards a strategy aimed at safeguarding…

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