By Daryl Passmore
July 05, 2009
THE personal details of millions of Queenslanders are at risk from
hackers and identity fraud due to poor security in State Government
The vulnerability, which could leave people exposed to identity fraud,
was revealed in a damning report by the Auditor-General.
The checks found that of eight departments in the so-called Smart State,
only two had intrusion detection or prevention systems to monitor
networks for security breaches.
"Consequently, if a skilled attacker was to succeed with a network level
intrusion, it's unlikely to be detected," said Glen Poole's report to
Parliament last week.
"The audit of IT network security found that except for one entity, the
level of security is that of a medium-size business rather than a state
government department holding and processing sensitive information."
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