AFP and Innovation Dept fail cybersecurity test


The security of federal government’s computer systems has been undermined because the Australian Federal Police and the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science failed to take all the steps needed to deter hackers.

The Australian National Audit Office, which conducted the audit, found the AFP and the Innovation Department did not comply with the “Top 4” security strategies […] that would deter 85 per cent of cyber crooks.

This is why we can’t have nice things. If the agency responsible for  innovation can’t get this right what hope do we have?


Source: Election 2016: AFP and Innovation Dept fail cybersecurity test |

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