President's Message Welcome to the spring edition of your IIM newsletter, which observes the future of the world of digital information. Caused by the current global pandemic, the world is facing an increased focus on digital delivery of services. Many of these services have been transformed in a rushed manner, causing a range of challenges, including the information security implications. As we go forward, organisations and consumers will need to be mindful of many changes in the way we perform and consume services and potential pitfalls and consequences of ignorance. For example, understanding the implications of using the latest advances of digital technology, including Internet of Things devices, Blockchain-based transactions, software bots responding to questions, mobile devices listening to our conversations and Artificial Intelligence algorithms making decisions, will protect us and prepare us against a real potential of opening a plethora of Pandora's boxes and release a range of dystopian threats - from mass surveillance to unaccountable exercise of power by governments and organisations.
In this newsletter we explore some of the digital challenges and possible ways to keep dystopian monsters at bay.
Yours sincerely Vladimir Videnovic IIM National President
Technology Frameworks With Implications For AI Artificial Intelligence is one of the most profound innovations of our time. According to Kate Crawford, Australian Manhattan based expert, we’re sleepwalking our way through its inherent risks. (Source SMH August 21 2021).
EU Regulatory framework proposal on Artificial Intelligence In April 2021 the European Union released the legal framework covering AI which addresses the risks of AI and positions Europe to play a leading role globally. The regulatory proposal aims to provide AI developers, deployers and users with clear requirements and obligations regarding specific uses of AI. EU Regulatory framework proposal on Artificial Intelligence.
Human Rights and Technology Final Report. This Report sets out a roadmap for responsible innovation—taking advantage of the promise of new technology, while upholding our human rights. The Report’s recommendations will help ensure that new technologies are developed and used in ways that are inclusive, accountable, and with robust human rights safeguards.
In his foreword to the report, Edward Santow acknowledges that AI is an enabling advances in areas such as healthcare and service delivery. But he also issues a warning: "The use of AI can .... open the door to a range of dystopian threats - from mass surveillance to unaccountable exercise of power by governments and organisations." Human Rights and Technology Final Report.
Government Trends 2021 Global transformative trends in the public sector
2021 Government Trends What are the most transformational trends in the public sector today? The year 2020 was tumultuous, and government stood front and center in not only confronting the biggest public health challenge in a century, but also dealing with major economic and social disruptions. New programs were rolled out seemingly overnight, and at a massive scale.
The Deloitte Center for Government Insights’ Government Trends 2021captures nine of the most transformative trends in government today. The report distills years of research on government operations, coupled with on-the-ground coverage of what is happening in the trenches right now.
The nine trends include: Accelerated digital government; Seamless service delivery: Personalized, frictionless, and anticipatory; Location liberation: Adaptive workplaces in government; Fluid data dynamics: Generating greater public value from data; Government as a cognitive system: Using hindsight, real-time data, and foresight to drive policy and decision-making; Government’s broader role in cyber: How governments are adjusting to help secure cyber ecosystems.
Australian Security Manuals
Australian Government Information Security Manual The purpose of the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) is to outline a cyber security framework that organisations can apply, using their risk management framework, to protect their systems and information from cyber threats.
UQ’s Cyber Security Strategy 2021 - 2023 UQ’s Cyber Security Strategy directly supports the Enterprise IT Strategy and UQ’s strategic plan, and defines UQ’s approach to managing cyber security over the next three years (2021 – 2023). This strategy was developed to align with the Australian Cyber Security Strategy and UQ’s cyber security risk appetite statement, which is defined according to UQ’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework.
What Happens when you get rid of all your records managers? The audit found that the Council was not only in breach of its compliance expectations, but that the outcome for staff was also detrimental. Governance was simply devolved to each business unit. Employees were made responsible for managing records compliantly, but now without a records team (or records system) to support them. NAA Checkup Plus survey provides eGovernment reality check Despite more than 10 years of concerted effort to encourage a digital transformation of Australia’s federal government agencies, only two thirds “always or almost always” work digitally by default i.e. create, store and manage information digitally. This is one of a number of issues of concern contained in the latest Checkup Plus survey by the National Archives of Australia, which shows government paper archives continue to grow. What Is Process Process Mining Mining (and Why Isn’t It Isn’t It Enough)? Businesses live by their processes—the prescribed sets of actions their employees take to get things done. When processes run well, the business runs well. When processes run poorly, the business risks a host of hazards, from loss of revenue to customer dissatisfaction to compliance violations. Most businesses have a general idea of how their processes should run, but lack insight into the day-to-day details of execution. Without this insight, how can they make improvements that yield real results?