PwC’s Mark Coughlin and Director Technology, Security and Strategy at auDA, Rachael Falk, have been announced as the keynote presenters among a lineup of experts presenting at Secure Utilities, an event that tackles issues around data security for utilities in the digital age. The Secure Utilities program has just been announced, and includes a presentation from Mr Coughlin, who is […]
As the utility sector evolves, new standards are constantly being developed and revised to enhance economic efficiency and international competitiveness, while meeting the demands for a safe and sustainable environment. At the centre of these developments is Standards Australia, a non-governmental organisation whose expertise and main responsibility is the development and adoption of standards in Australia. Standards play an important […]
Rachael Falk knows more than a few things about cyber security. But the Director of Technology, Security & Strategy at auDA has simplified the complex topic down to five things that every organisation should know about keeping its data safe – and she’ll be sharing this critical information with delegates at Secure Utilities. A widely-recognised cyber security expert helping large […]
A new report has warned that privately owned parts of the US electricity grid are in imminent danger of cyber attacks. The Department of Energy’s second Quadrennial Energy Review said advancements in technology had led to a more dynamic and efficient electricity system and had increasingly integrated existing power networks, but this integration now required improved security. The report said, […]
The Australian Government has laid out five key themes in its cyber security strategy to 2020, intending to strengthen Australia’s defences against threats and promote prosperity and growth. The themes include maintaining a national cyber partnership between government and industry, improving the resilience of cyber defences, working globally to promote an open, free and secure Internet, fostering growth and innovation, […]
A worldwide survey of information security professionals has found that global cyber security readiness fell six points from 2016 to a C- average – an overall score of only 70 percent. Tenable Network Security’s second annual Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card surveyed 700 security practitioners in nine countries and across seven industries, calculating a global index score based on two […]
The federal government has created a new centre for improving cyber security in Australia, aiming to protect sectors like the energy industry. The government will allocate $31.9 million in funding for the Cyber Security Growth Centre from 2016-17 to 2019-20 and it will begin operating in early 2017. The growth centre will work closely with industry sectors across Australia to […]
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