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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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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: Ransomware attack at Australian childcare provider Building Futures Montessori causes privacy breach and data loss

Australian Childcare Privacy Breach May 2022: Ransomware attack at Australian childcare provider Building Futures Montessori. Parents’ Names, email address, phone numbers, children’s names and date of birth compromised.

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Incident: Sky News employees caught in cyber breach | SHM

Australian Media Ransomware Attack February 2022. Sky News employees caught in cyber breach, Info accessed included full names, dwelling and e mail addresses, phone numbers, dates of beginning, tax file numbers, salaries, payroll IDs and superannuation fund particulars.

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Incident: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack | iTnews

Australian Government Payroll Outage December 2021: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack. Linked to ransomware attack on major payroll software provider Frontier Software last month.

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Incident: NSW government casual recruiter suffers ransomware hit | ZDNet

Australian Ransomware Incident December 2021: NSW government casual recruiter Finite Recruitment suffers Conti ransomware hit. Attackers claimed to have stolen more than 300GB of financial and personal data.

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Incident: Cyber criminals force shutdown of NSW budgeting system | Australian Financial Review (AFR)

Australian Cyber Security Incident December 2021: Cyber criminals force shutdown of New South Wales’ Prime/Oracle based budgeting system. The problem is part of a worldwide vulnerability identified in Log4j.

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Incident: NSW iVote fails during local council elections | ZDNet

Australian Voting Outage December 2021: New South Wales’ iVote online voting system failed on Saturday during the state’s local government elections. Update: NSWEC finds iVote system failure may have impacted three local election outcomes.

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Audit: Queensland Audit Office (QAO) Water 2021 Report finds one breach and significant control weaknesses | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Utility Audit Report November 2021: Queensland Audit Office (QAO) Water 2021 Report finds one breach and significant control weaknesses in the security of information systems. Sunwater has acknowledge it was the organisation reported breached in the report.

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