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  • Auditor pushes Australia Post to improve security

    Over the last two years Australia Post has not undertaken detailed security risk assessments for two of its critical systems — its corporate data warehouse and eParcel applications — according to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).

    Written by Rohan Pearce04 July 19 17:09
  • Auditor sees risks in government management of NBN loan

    The Australian National Audit Office has expressed concerns over the handling of a $19.5 billion government loan to NBN Co, with the communications department unable to provide evidence of a suitable governance framework to oversee the company’s compliance with the lending arrangements.

    Written by Rohan Pearce13 June 19 16:50
  • Audit agency does BYOD with BlackBerry

    The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has upgraded its mobile fleet to BlackBerry 10 while allowing other devices under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme managed by BES10, the BlackBerry mobile device management (MDM) software.

    Written by Adam Bender11 March 14 11:51
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet scolded for Gmail, Hotmail use

    The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has vowed to block access to public Cloud-based email websites on work computers it administers, after the auditor-general found use of Gmail and Hotmail accounts by staff risked internal information.

    Written by Hamish Barwick24 March 11 11:46
  • When IT governance goes wrong

    Speaking the World Computer Congress 2010 in Brisbane this week, Cathy Blunt, manager of Griffith University’s internal audit office, provided an interesting insight into the main contributing factors to failed or inefficient IT products in government agencies. The public university has itself undergone internal changes to prevent similar failures, though Blunt wasn’t shy of self-criticism in her review of what sends government IT projects over the edge.

    Written by James Hutchinson21 Sept. 10 19:21
  • Sourcing industry awards announced

    The Sourcing Industry Awards were presented in Sydney this week with AMP and CSC being awarded the "best sourcing relationship" title.

    Written by Lisa Banks11 June 10 09:34