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ACS establishes E-security Task Force [Nov. 19th, 2008|09:17 am]
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ACS (Australian Computer Society) Press Release 18th. November 2008

Media Release

ACS establishes E-security Task Force

Tuesday, 18 November 2008 - The Australian Computer Society (ACS), Australia’s peak professional body for the ICT sector, today announced it has formed a new E-security Task Force, comprising Australia’s leading experts in e-security and ISP filtering.

ACS Chairman, Kumar Parakala said the ACS has established the Task Force to take a leadership role, provide expert technical advice, and review e-security and ISP filtering proposals for the ACS to develop policy positions. These issues are of critical importance to the safety and security of Australian ICT infrastructure, on-line business models and internet users.

The ACS Task Force will meet for the first time on 26 November to discuss ISP filtering and e-security issues, following the Government’s recent announcement of the pilot trial of ISP level filtering.


“We are living in a networked era, where uninterrupted access to the web and private and corporate email is part of everyday life. With current filtering and e-security measures potentially reducing Internet access and accessibility speeds, it’s essential that Australia has a national e-security framework that reflects contemporary communication modes and contemporary work environments. The ACS E-Security Task Force will play an important role in developing policy and technical advice for the ACS. The ACS will be looking to ensure that businesses and consumers are protected from online risks while fully harnessing the opportunities of an emerging digital economy,” said Mr Parakala.

refer also iTNews 18 November 2008 03:32PM

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has formed a new e-security task force to look into the Federal government’s controversial ISP filtering scheme.

The task force, which meets on November 26, will be expected to take ‘a leadership role, provide expert technical advice, and review e-security and ISP filtering proposals’ with a view to assisting the ACS to develop its own policy positions.

Robert (Bob) Bain MCom FNPA SA Fin MACS AATF - listed member of ELSIC