Cyber Security Weekly Podcast

Cyber Security Weekly Podcast


Episode 202 - COVIDsafe Tracing App gets peak tech industry backing - Interview with AIIA CEO Ron Gauci

April 29, 2020

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has given strong support for the Australian Government’s contact tracing app, COVIDSafe, designed to digitally alert Australians of nearby COVID-19 infections.


As the peak industry body for innovation technology in Australia, the AIIA was given an exclusive briefing today by the Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert MP, CEO of the Digital Transformation Agency and head of Australian Cyber Security Centre on the technology behind the tracing app and the cyber security protections built into it.


Commenting on the detailed briefing of the app and the reasons for the support, AIIA CEO, Ron Gauci spoke to Executive Editor Chris Cubbage.


Recorded 29 April 2020 - with 2.8 million downloads of the App in Australia.


Related Episodes


Episode 200 - Privacy recommendations for Australia’s use of contact tracing mobile apps like TraceTogether


Episode 199 - National Security implications of COVID-19 - Prof John Blaxland & Jacinta Carroll - Australian National University


Episode 198 - Early impacts & opportunity of COVID-19 on the Australian Cybersecurity sector - Michelle Price, CEO of AustCyber


Reference Links


AIIA Media Release


InnovationAus article by James Riley - Sovereign capability and that shocking AWS deal


Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements—Public Health Contact Information) Determination 2020