A new poll of global digital trust professionals reveals high employee usage of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Australia and New Zealand (63%). Althopugh few have company policies around its use (only 11% have a formal policy), there is a  lack of training (80% have no or limited training), and fears around its exploitation by bad actors (97% report being at least somewhat worried), according to Generative AI 2023: An ISACA Pulse Poll.

The Australian Signals Directorate has released its fourth ASD Cyber Threat Report, which found almost half of reported incidents came from Federal, State or Local Government. Malicious cyber activity continued to increase in frequency, cost and severity compared to the previous year.

It should not be a surprise to hear that many ten's thousands of applications have been created over the decades that computers have been around. While some of these applications are obsolete due to dependencies on no longer available operating systems, hardware, or both, some of these old applications live on. When we focus on active operating systems, there are still thousands of applications to consider. Some of these applications use the same file format type to store data. However, many employ a proprietary file format optimized for that application and use case.

The Digital Transformation Authority (DTA) is looking to dip its toes into the world of Generative AI, issuing a Request for Information (RFI) “to gain an understanding of the market.” The DTA is seeking to uncover Gen AI solutions that could “serve for individual Government organisations or the Australian Government as a whole.”

The February 2022 data breach of Australian Clinical Labs’ (ACL) Medlab Pathology business has resulted in the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) taking an action in the Federal Court.