Report on How Australia’s National Digital Identity Records Can Be Protected
How do we protect national and citizen digital records from cyber attacks?
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has released a new report concerning the country’s national records. It lists three suggestions to protect these digital identity assets, which include everything from property records and registers of births, deaths and taxes.
- Government departments should collect metadata about threats and analyze them in real-time (who accessed a server and from what location).
- Store copies of historical records offline. Using a central repository for digital identity assets is a single point of failure.
- Enlist the private sector's help. Historical societies and NGOs may need to store hard and soft copies.