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Policy report

Strengthening digital infrastructure: a policy agenda for free and open source software

Much of the discussion around digital infrastructure has focused on broadband availability, but the role of free and open source software (FOSS) has gone under-appreciated. In this paper, the author calls for government investment and regulation to ensure the future health, security, and growth of...
Report

Help-seeking among Australian ransomware victims

Ransomware is malicious software (also known as malware) used to deny a person or organisation access to their IT systems and devices and/or to threaten the release of private data unless a ransom is paid. This study examines the help-seeking behaviour of 321 Australian ransomware...
Report

2016 Debian Project survey: work and volunteers

The Debian survey, held in 2016, marked the first stage of an inquiry into the relationship between volunteer work in free and open source software and broader dimensions of work and employment. This report outlines the key findings from the research.
Strategy

Ransomware action plan

This document outlines the capabilities and powers that Australia will use to combat ransomware, seeks feedback on other regulatory reforms or voluntary incentives needed to promote the cyber security resilience of our digital economy, and provides information on where victims can go for help.​
Policy report

Exfiltrate, encrypt, extort: the global rise of ransomware and Australia’s policy options

All governments, civil society groups and businesses—large and small—need to know how to manage and mitigate the risk of ransomware, but organisations can’t deal with the attacks on their own. This policy report addresses key areas in Australia where new policies and strategies and improved...
Report

The coproduction of open source software by volunteers and big tech firms

Big tech firms such as Amazon are using cloud computing and 'software as a service' to transform open source software, which is intended to be shared and modified, into closed assets. This report maps how firms are collaborating with communities of unpaid volunteers to produce...
Report

Digital platform services inquiry: interim report no. 2 – app marketplaces

This report provides in-depth consideration of competition and consumer issues associated with the distribution of mobile apps to users of smartphones and other mobile devices. It specifically focuses on the two key app marketplaces used in Australia, the Apple App Store and the Google Play...
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Good foundations: why democracies should care about the wiring of the Internet

This paper explains what protocols are - how they work, why they matter and how they are governed. It explores the implications of this approach and urges a closer relationship between the architects of Internet protocols and those responsible for the publics they affect.
Report

Encouraging vulnerability treatment: overview for policy makers

This report aims to raise policy makers’ awareness about the importance of responsible “vulnerability treatment”, namely the discovery, management and handling, as well as co-ordinated disclosure of digital security vulnerabilities in products and information systems.
Report

Planning for the 2021 Census

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is effectively preparing for the 2021 Census.
Journal article

Sustainability and interoperability: an economic study on BIM implementation by a small civil engineering firm

In the area of civil engineering, due to the local nature of many of the software tools used, interoperability problems are frequent, with few studies addressing the economic impact of this, especially in small engineering firms. The main contribution of this paper is a design...
Report

Malware in spam email: risks and trends in the Australian Spam Intelligence Database

Fighting spam requires a combination of technology and crime prevention strategies. This report suggests that the creation of effective partnerships between law enforcement agencies and stakeholders, such as ISPs and the private sector, is vital.
Conference paper

Development of collaboration in planning: what can construction project management learn from other fields?

This study seeks to examine how collaboration in planning has developed in the fields of urban planning (UP), software design and lean construction and to present what construction project management can learn from these developments.
Guide

Writing accessible PDFs using Word

This guide to writing accessible PDFs in Microsoft Word is provided to give users the tools to make their documents accessible to a wider audience.
Report

Criteria for security and trust in telecommunications networks and services

The CSIS Working Group on Trust and Security in 5G Networks has developed this criteria for governments and network owners or operators to use in assessing the trustworthiness of telecommunications equipment suppliers.
Report

Interactive Aotearoa: driving growth and wellbeing through interactive media

This report highlights the significant economic, social, and educational opportunities that interactive media offers New Zealand. The case studies of globally recognised New Zealand studios and creators are examples of how these opportunities can be seized through talent, creativity and dedication.
Conference paper

Conceptual foundations for a new lean BIM-based production system in construction

To prove whether productivity deficiencies in construction can be improved, a new lean BIM-based production system is designed to assess the hypothesis that a true integration of BIM functionalities with the Last Planner System will contribute to a more efficient project delivery. This paper discusses...
Report

APIs in government

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) could dramatically improve the way governments deliver services and data to citizens while protecting governments from the risks associated with government-led digital projects. This report examines what was learned through two Government of Canada API projects, and how to build on...
Journal article

Towards open annotation: examples and experiments

This article interrogates how digital text annotation tools and projects facilitate online engagement and virtual communities of practice. With the rise of the Web 2.0 movement and the proliferation of digital resources, annotation has evolved from an isolated practice to a collaborative one.
Journal article

Care, code and digital libraries: embracing critical practice in digital library communities

This article explores the necessity of articulating an ethics of care in the design, governance, and future evolution of digital library software applications.