In the Web: Browsing & Malware



When banking online, making transactions or browsing the internet, it's critical to do so in a secure and safe environment. Malware, viruses and trojans are becoming increasingly sophisticated as is their potentially devastating effects to finances and reputation.

The Defender DualTrust provides government bodies with complete confidence to carry out their business operations by opening a secure virtual web browsing environment that is isolated from the vulnerabilities that can "trace your steps" in an ordinary browser session. Coupled with a hardware encrypted, password protected flash drive; sensitive and downloaded information can also be securely stored away.




When Do You Need DualTrust?

- Processing council rates via credit card
- Storing details of development approvals
- Issuing tax refunds
- Sending info to other organisations 
- Transferring funds to community groups

 

On the Go: Data & Security



All levels of government need to ensure that sensitive, confidential and personal information is protected at all times; even when it's being moved between sites or travelling home with employees for remote access. Physical security around the workplace is no doubt stringent, but what happens when it's on the move?

The Defender 2000 is the world's most secure, hardware encrypted flash drive with Level 3 FIPS 140-2 certification and Common Criteria EAL 2+ approval in progress. With real time antivirus scanning, compatibility with most OS platforms and remote management capabilities that allow passwords to be reset, remote data to be disabled and audit logs exported; data remains safe in the event a USB is lost or stolen while in transit.



When Do You Need Defender 2000?

- Councillors viewing worksites 
- Third party contractors accessing government data 
- Federal agents travelling overseas
- Flexible staffing for "work from home'' 
- Dissemination of info at govt assemblies

 


 





How should government protect sensitive information?


With changes to statutory Privacy Principles, all levels of government must ensure personal information collected in the course of its operations is protected.

    • The information must be protected from misuse, interference and loss from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
    • If the information is no longer needed or is not required by or under an Australian law, authorities must destroy the information or ensure that it is de-identified.

    How to achieve this in a technological landscape geared towards flexibility, without sacrificing convenience, is of critical importance.

    Whilst there are many flash drives offering various levels of security, the Kanguru range of 256-bit AES hardware encrypted flash drives is at the frontier of innovation and compliance. In particular, they can be remotely managed so administrators have the ability to:

      • Disable or delete jeopardised information
      • Manage the strength and complexity of users' passwords
      • Locate devices via IP addresses and audit drive activity
      • Set up online and offline permissions
      • Notify users and send out policy updates
      • Generate audit logs and reports to management

      Need contracted services?

      When federal government or private businesses with a $3 million turnover are providing contracted services, the new privacy principles apply. All personal information can't be used or disclosed for another purpose than the main contracted services. If the personal information is sensitive information it must be protected from unauthorised access at all times. If you work in a local council, all regulations will be set by the state government agencies.



      What you need to do

      Whether you work in local, state or federal government, provide contracted services or perform duties remotely, the law applies to you!

      By 12 March 2014, you need to make sure your policies and processes follow the new Privacy Principles.



      Bellridge is here for you contact us and see how easy it is to follow the new law.