State Archives and Records NSW have decided against using Microsoft cognitive services for its piloting of machine learning technology.
Plans to run large levels of data through the Microsoft Azure cognitive software has been dismissed after two red flags were raised during an internal risk assessment.
NSW Information Commissioner and chief executive of the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) Elizabeth Tydd has supported the further release of non-sensitive government data to the public through customer-facing platforms, including mobile transport apps.
New research from CyberEdge’s 2019 Cyberthreat Defence Report shows that, despite increasing cybersecurity budgets, organisations are not only having to deal with an exponential increase in cyberattacks, but also the manifold challenges of finding and properly utilising human and financial resources, ultimately stymieing organisations’ efforts to hunt down threats.
"The next step we're thinking of is how do we make the government itself work in the background... if you are a citizen eligible for a service, then we shouldn't require that extra bureaucratic step between you getting that service."
Technology and digitisation is rapidly transforming Australian government. Our always-on, digital world is creating an urgent need for solutions that make it easier for end users/citizens to consume public resources and services; and employees to seamlessly access their workplace desktops and applications.