GCHQ cybersecurity boss sounds alarm over extortion by hackers who are mostly based in former Soviet states. Read more.Read More
The Australian Attorney-General’s Department recommends the mandatory adoption of the Essential Eight cyber security controls by all non-corporate Commonwealth entities. Read more.Read More
KPMG chairman Alison Kitchen states that auditors are finding remote auditing a challenge. Read More
The pandemic has effectively stripped away auditors ability to be in the same room. Read More
Cyber security, with its emerging measurement and risk management capabilities, is maturing to become an asset that delivers a competitive advantage to any business. This is a shift that is gaining momentum in the mindset and culture of both security and business decision makers.
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NSW Government has published the latest NSW Cyber Security Policy following the auditor-general’s review of the public sector last year.
The new policy requires that agencies implement and report against the ACSC Essential 8:
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The ANAO’s audit insights report published on 20th July 2018 covers audit reports tabled in Australian Parliament during the fourth quarter of 2017–18 with a focus on the key learnings relating to cyber resilience. The ASD Essential Eight security controls are key to building a robust environment. Read the full article here.Read More
Australian Minister for cyber security Angus Taylor is leading the delegation of more than 60 Australian cyber security and fintech industry leaders, including Huntsman Security, who will share best practice with UK counterparts during the visit.