Η government New South Wales in Australia has set up a task force to strengthen cybersecurity and privacy as part of its oath to data of its citizens safe. The creation of a special team that will focus on strengthening it cyber security and the dangers of privacy, come in response to a cyber-attack by the state government earlier this year, according to New South Wales Customer Service Minister Emma Hogan, who is also chair of the newly formed team.
Speaking at the Personal Data Protection Summit a few days ago, Hogan said the following: "Since the breach was discovered in April, we have invested heavily in cybersecurity, both to help customers recover and to understand what went wrong. hacker was able to obtain access to so much customer data that they trusted us and how we can ensure that something like this will never happen again. "
In addition to setting up the group, Hogan noted that the government is working with the NSW Committee on Information and Personal Data Protection to incorporate privacy principles into the "work" mode. He added that the government has begun to incorporate elements of enhanced privacy technologies, but acknowledged that there is clearly room for further work in this area.
According to ZDNet, in June, the government in Australia announced its intentions to create a new strategy cyber security, which will replace the existing strategy in cyberspace The plan to create a new security scheme followed a $ 2018 million commitment to improve cybersecurity capabilities in New South Wales, including investments to protect existing systems, development new technologies and increasing the workforce in cyberspace.
In line with this commitment, the NNO government has announced that it will set up a management center vulnerabilities in Bathurst, located 200 miles west of Sydney. This center will be responsible for detecting, scanning and managing internet vulnerabilities and data in various departments and services. Of this $ 240 million commitment, $ 60 million will be spent on building an "army" of cyber experts.