Federal agencies ordered to ‘stocktake’ technology assets

A stocktake of internet-facing systems will be carried out across the federal government over the next 12 months as part of a new directive designed to weed out vulnerable technologies and foreign interference risks.

New frameworks for public servants will also be introduced to plug supply chain and ownership risks in technology procurements to protect agencies from “unlawful activities”.

Home Affairs secretary Stephanie Foster signed off on the two mandatory directions for agencies on Friday, following advice from the secretary-level Protective Security Board set up last year.

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