Australian Signals Directorate

The future of autonomous vehicles lies in the cloud

Many experts believe that autonomous vehicles will be ready for public use on Australian roads by 2020. Operation of autonomous vehicles will be heavily reliant on a robust cloud system that enables vehicles to communicate with infrastructure in order to navigate its surroundings safely. While autonomous driving technology from an automotive standpoint exists today, infrastructure still has some way to go in supporting this technology beyond controlled trials. Read More

Why Azure is a gamechanger for government

Agencies have for years played on the margins of cloud, only to find choices and progress constrained amid concerns over security, sovereignty, governance and resilience. Microsoft Azure’s launch for government coupled with its official ASD rating as a ‘Protected’ level provider changes that -- big time. Read More

Prime time cyber: is government really match-fit for massive online events?

The challenge of dealing with massive web traffic while maintaining performance and security isn’t confined to Game of Thrones series premieres. Major events for government like Budget, Census and Tax Time are now also in the box seat for public scrutiny, especially when hackers are trawling for trophies and customers tweet first and ask questions later. Read More

How to survive in the Wild West of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived, and government agencies are looking to protect themselves from its threats while still reaping its benefits. But with IoT security almost non-existent and standards still far away, what are the practical steps government needs to take to mitigate very real attack risks? Read More

Cybersecurity: Island Australia collapses

Australian government agencies and organisations have typically prepared for massive electronic attacks from overseas.  But that’s changed. New data showing a major increase in locally launched cyber attacks shows the real threats are now close to, or at home. Just look inside your smart TV. Read More