Queensland Audit Office – Managing cyber security risks

The Queensland Audit Office has published its findings and recommendations following its audit of cyber security readiness at three Queensland public sector bodies. The audit tested each entity’s cyber security through a variety of mechanisms, assessed the public availability of the entities’ sensitive information and tested the implementation of the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s ‘Top … Read more

The encryption debate is far from ‘going dark’

Shortly after the release of the communiqué from the most recent ministerial meetings of the ‘Five Countries’ security alliance — Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US — at the end of July, we warned that the issue of the use of, and access to, encrypted services and technologies ‘remains front of mind for … Read more

Zero-day attacks, red teaming and other cyber concerns

There are a myriad cybersecurity issues that legal departments must concern themselves with, with proactivity being key to the safety of a business’s information. Speaking recently on a live webcast hosted by Lawyers Weekly — Security breaches: is your firm protected? — Telstra security consultant Keith Kerr said zero-day attacks refer to instances where legal … Read more