Government


  • Saab to boost security for Australian government agencies

    June 16, 2017

    Defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract to enhance security measures at strategic Australian Government facilities under a transformation project in response to increased threats. Under the contract Saab Australia will deliver an integrated security system which will monitor, identify and communicate threats, protecting public servants working in an increasingly volatile environment. “Integrated security ...

  • Australian Taxation Office struggles with cyber security

    June 2, 2017

    A parliamentary committee has heard the Australian Taxation Office is still months away from having a core set of cyber security checks in place. The tax office won’t have mandated security checks in place against external cyber threats until November, a committee has heard. An audit of the Australian Taxation Office, which also looked at other departments, ...

  • Callisto Group hackers targeted Foreign Office data

    April 13, 2017

    The UK’s Foreign Office was targeted by highly motivated and well-resourced hackers over several months in 2016. The BBC understands the government has investigated the previously unreported attack that began in April last year. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre would not say whether data was stolen. But a source told the BBC that the most sensitive Foreign ...

  • Private sector’s national cybersecurity strategy contributions lacking

    April 11, 2017

    The private sector operates much of U.S. critical infrastructure, but is it doing enough to further national cybersecurity strategy efforts designed to protect these assets? The U.S. government has been very public about its concern for national cybersecurity. There have been grandiose speeches, presidential declarations and several attempts by the legislature to pass new cybersecurity laws. ...

  • Car attack, stabbing, gunfire in Westminster

    March 22, 2017

    Westminster is on lockdown after a terror attack where a knifeman ploughed a car into pedestrians before stabbing a policeman outside the Houses of Parliament. Two people have died and a number of people have suffered “catastrophic” injuries after in the incident where a number of people were mowed down on Westminster Bridge by the attacker. Witnesses ...

  • Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017: an international platform for global security

    March 9, 2017

    UK’s leading national security event returns to London in May with a programme created to help those tasked with keeping nations, assets and businesses safe Terrorism has become part of every day life. Over the past 12 months, Europe has experienced some the deadliest attacks in its history and the threat level remains high worldwide. One of ...

  • Why Elections Are Now Classified as ‘Critical Infrastructure’

    January 13, 2017

    Last Friday, the same day three of the top spy agencies in the U.S. released a summary of an investigation into Russia’s role in cyberattacks before the election, the Department of Homeland Security made a move that attracted less attention: It classified the elections process as “critical infrastructure,” putting it in a highly protected category ...

  • Infrastructure crisis is a golden opportunity

    January 5, 2017

    Infrastructure is the multi-billion dollar elephant in the room. At every level, the U.S. government struggles with how to repair, replace, and maintain our nation’s aging water and wastewater pipes, power lines, and roads. When compared alongside other advanced industrialized nations, our broadband infrastructure is lacking both locally and nationally. You’d have to be living ...