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Audit Urges Departments To Work on Security

DATA PROTECTION—QUEENSLAND

July 29, 2011

An audit has revealed shortcomings in Queensland government departments' cybersecurity efforts, the Courier Mail reports. Auditor-General Glenn Pool has warned state officials to shore up security after finding that six of seven networks audited had insufficient controls and half of them "identified that there had been some form of network security compromise in the previous two years," Poole said, adding, "Given the threats to security due to the Internet and constant technological advancement, (these bodies) need to give more attention to network security. If the issues (in the 2009 audit) had been addressed, it is likely some security compromises may not have occurred."
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