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Risk management
DIA accused of being soft on vendor who delivered faulty software
Intelligence systems meant to back up investigations into identity fraud, money laundering and other threats became so degraded at the Department of Internal Affairs that most staff avoided using them.
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Disaster Recovery
Police IT disaster recovery a 'very high risk area', audit reveals
Police computer systems have been ill-prepared to cope with a disaster like a major hack.
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Cybersecurity
DHBs not included in SIS cyber security programme
The SIS is not seeking to have district health boards included in a programme where it sets out what agencies must do to cope with information security threats.
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Artificial Intelligence
Police drop technology designed to predict motorists
The first report from police on safe use of computer algorithms behind their high-tech crimefighting tools reveals they were developing one to predict motorists' likelihood of getting into serious trouble on the road in the next three years.
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Cybersecurity
DHBs refuse to release information on cyber security systems
The country's district health boards are refusing to release reviews done of their cyber security systems, seven weeks after the Waikato DHB was struck by ransomware attackers.
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Cybersecurity
2020 stocktake found health IT systems vulnerable to 'significant' cyber attacks
The government and district health boards were warned last year the country's health IT systems are vulnerable to "significant" cyber threats.
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Drones
Police drone data risks ending up on servers Chinese government can access - reports
Police drones are at risk of the data they gather ending up in cloud servers the Chinese government can access, but this can be managed, and the benefits outweigh the risks.