In 2015, myGov was caught in a bit of a security snafu when it encouraged users to turn off two-factor authentication so that users ‘can spend more time doing the important things’.
Topics: two-factor authentication
Ever wanted to know how blockchain technology can reduce fraud? Or better yet, how governments around the globe are implementing the technology for better digital services? Well the GovInnovate Team has you covered.
We sat down with Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant for the Data61 Insight Team at CSIRO, to discuss the possibilities of blockchain technology when used in the public sector.
Is it easy for people to prove who they are when using digital government services? And can the government trust that people are who they claim they are online?
Topics: digital identity
“Our intuition about the future is linear. But the reality of information technology is exponential, and that makes a profound difference. If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30. If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion.”
Topics: Digital Transformation
You may remember the Apple case against the US government earlier this year; it sparked one privacy debate among many, but most importantly, it turned over the first digital forensics stone known to the public ear.
Topics: Mobile Encryption
Government’s today don’t have to be tarred with the laggard-technology brush especially with the latest developments in technology that are at the tips of our fingers.
Topics: Digital Delivery
Developing a web or mobile application takes a lot of effort, but all that effort is easily wasted if your services become obsolete or can’t handle a high volume of users. This is why underlying the notion of digital government is the idea that platforms need to remain agile and responsive of changes. But how can we achieve this?
Topics: load testing
Openly accessible data is the new Holy Grail to many government departments across the globe, but collating information from a variety of different sources, putting it together into something meaningful and then displaying it coherently is where the biggest challenge lies.
The UK Government has led many governments across the globe since it developed the Government Digital Service (GDS) in 2011, and with the introduction of the Digital Economy Bill, this digitally leading nation is pushing the goal posts even further.
Feeling a little bit like cyber attacks are too far out of your department’s control? It’s safe to say you’re probably not the only one. We all hope that cyber attacks only occur in some far-distant land, but unfortunately risks are set to increase. and no organisation can purport to be risk free.