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Audit: Western Australia Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses

West Australian Audit Report August 2022: Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses. 12 of the 45 entities did not met expectations across all six control categories and 68% of the audit results were below the minimum benchmark.

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Incident: WA Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach | CRN Australia

Australian Arts Privacy Breach July 2022: Western Australia Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach in it SaaS digital marketing platform. The vendor WordFly revealed it has been offline since 10 Jul.

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Audit: WA Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs

West Australian Audit Report July 2022: Western Australia Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs. OAG identified 124 information systems control weaknesses, a 20% increase 2020, 67% of the weaknesses as rated as moderate.

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Audit: Vic privacy watchdog uncovers third-party infosec risks at four agencies | iTnews

Australian Audit Report July 2022: Victorian privacy watchdog uncovers third-party infosec risks at four agencies. Agencies only partially effective at ensuring that third parties are securing public sector information.

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Incident: Melbourne’s Port Phillip Prison jail targeted by anonymous hackers in cyber attack | MSN

Australian Jail Cyber Attack July 2022: Melbourne’s Port Phillip Prison jail targeted by anonymous hackers in cyber attack. Hackers take control of the G4S operated jail’s online network.

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Audit: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”

Australian Audit Report June 2022: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”. None of the 12 entities where we performed capability maturity assessments met benchmark.

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Audit: Queensland Audit Office Education 2021 Report finds “all need to strengthen their security”

Australian Audit Report June 2022: Queensland Audit Office Education 2021 Report finds “all need to strengthen their security”. Deficiencies identified with user and privilege access management, audit log and user activity monitoring.

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Incident: Hundreds of classified Home Affairs documents believed sent to unsecured address in ‘serious’ breach of security protocols | ABC News Australia

Australian Data Breach May 2022: Hundreds of classified Home Affairs documents believed sent to unsecured address in ‘serious’ breach of security protocols. The contractor said to have sent classified documents to his personal email address was allowed to work in another federal government department after the cybersecurity breach.

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