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Audit: Fed agencies cop mass fail in core systems cyber review | iTnews

Audit: Fed agencies cop mass fail in core systems cyber review | iTnews

Australian Information Security Audit Report May 29 2020

Australian Federal agencies cop mass fail in core systems cyber review.

Just one agency gets ‘essential eight’ tick for financial, HR systems.
Reported in: iTnews

Only one of the federal government’s largest agencies has fully applied the Australian Signals Directorate’s essential eight to some of its most important systems, the national auditor has found.

The finding is contained in the 2019 interim financial controls audit of major entities, which reviewed the implementation of the controls now considered the baseline for cyber resilience.

The Australian National Audit Office’s review focused on the financial and HR systems of 18 agencies, including Defence, Services Australia, Home Affairs and the Tax Office.

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