Slated to begin operations from April 2015, the new agency will have centralized oversight of the country's IT security functions and develop new capabilities in this area.
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Over five years since the last review, the Australian government has announced a new wide-ranging review into cybersecurity.
Singapore government again underscores the need for private and public sectors, as well as researchers to boost the country's cyber ecosystem and urges better cooperation to combat cybersecurity threats.
Government announces plans to boost its cybersecurity monitoring facility and set up an operations control center to respond to threats more swiftly. It will also appoint chief information security officers across various government agencies.
The UK surveillance agency GCHQ tackles a shortage of graduates with the necessary information security skills by accrediting degree courses.
Homesick Snowden, be careful if Iran friends you, healthcare cybersecurity will make you ill [Government IT Week]
Well, it looks like celebrity fugitive Edward Snowden wants to come home to the US. I say yes: we'll be glad to provide some public housing. In other news, Iran is using social networking to spy (thereby joining your teenager), TrueCrypt quits, and to no one's surprise, healthcare cybersecurity is sickeningly bad.
This week, the vast majority of our government tech news revolves around cybersecurity, and, by extension, which is the lesser of two evils. We're seeing some awareness improvements in retail, but the price of America's protection against terrorism may be the loss of jobs and tech leadership around the globe.
Privacy experts warned of catastrophic privacy invasions by the U.S. government, but the cybersecurity and data-sharing bill that just won't die has been revived once again by the Senate.
Internet security is top of the agenda in the development of a new framework for Australia's national security and technology policy.
The NSA chief-in-waiting's testimony to Congress may be enough to inspire lawmakers to revive old cybersecurity legislation, which would indemnify Silicon Valley technology giants from sharing their users' data with the government.
The cloud-based cybersecurity firm says it will use the cash to build out a new layer of security protection to help companies and government agencies better understand and react to attacks in real time.
Following the Edward Snowden wake-up call, three in four defense contractors have already made significant changes in their IT security and hiring practices.
Among the measures proposed by the data security branch of GCHQ to cut risks after Windows XP support ends is a block on government workers with the OS remotely accessing the network.
Nurturing new companies from the sector is seen as insurance policy against new attacks
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has rejected the idea of having the government or private sector regulate the Internet space in the name of cybersecurity.
Public and private sector employees will come together to share information on cyber attacks directed at the UK from a new base in an undisclosed location.
BlackBerry's new platform has not yet been tested for official government use, according to GCHQ - flying in the face of suggestions that it had been rejected by the department.
A report into the UK's Cyber Security Strategy has found that a lack of workers with the right security skills is making it difficult for the country to defend itself online.
In 2007, Estonia was the victim of a high profile campaign of state-sponsored online attacks. Now, years later, the country is promoting cybersecurity via a series of initiatives at home and abroad.
Security firms there are gaining an edge from supportive government IT policies, cybersecurity innovations, and a robust talent pool, but face obstacles in bad publicity.
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