Australia’s controversial Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (TOLA Act) was intended to combat the problem of criminals and terrorists ‘going dark’: Using technologies and services, such as messaging apps with end-to-end encryption, that make traditional interception techniques ineffective for law enforcement and spy agencies.
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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) says it is working on an adjusted timeline and “alternative implementation approaches” for its new data collection platform, amid fears that banks and other regulated entities may struggle with the transition.
For most of the time since the cyber security firm begun operating them two decades ago, the “vast, vast majority” of traffic intercepted by F-Secure’s global network of honeypot systems has been generated by Windows malware and bots. But recently that has changed, the company’s chief research officer, Mikko Hypponen, today told the Cebit trade show in Sydney.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched Federal Court proceedings targeting Google and its local subsidiary over the collection and use of location data by the Android mobile platform.
Queensland is seeking to make more government transactions available through online channels, with a document issued by the Department of Housing and Public Works (HPW) acknowledging that the state has not kept pace with digital transformation efforts in New South Wales and Victoria.
Participants in Australia’s New Payments Platform will be directed to roll out support for a range of new capabilities between now and the end of 2022, under a technology roadmap (PDF) published today by the NPP’s operator.
Vocus Group has revealed details of key partners for its network transformation program, which the telco says will speed up provisioning and offer more self-service options to its business customers.
The core insurance system of GU Health, the corporate health insurance business of NIB, has been migrated to Amazon Web Services’ cloud.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) says that it has received “dozens of confirmed reports” of Emotet malware across a variety of organisations, including critical infrastructure providers and Australian government agencies.
The federal government has abandoned its efforts to engage in a wholesale rewrite of the Radiocommunications Act.
A new venture subsea cable venture founded by Bevan Slattery plans to provide a direct connection between Perth and Muscat, Oman.
The federal government has formally directed the Australian Communications and Media Authority to prepare the 2.4GHz of spectrum in the 26GHz band to be auctioned off for use with 5G services.
NEC Australia has won a $39 million networking contract with WA Police. The deal covers WAN, LAN and Cisco IP telephony services at more than 200 WA Police sites across the state.
The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre — AUSTRAC — has advertised for a new chief information officer to lead its Innovation and Technology Solutions (ITS) Branch, which sits in its Corporate Operations Division.
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has called for the redrafting of a government bill designed to establish a national facial recognition system.