The Australian Institute of Information Security (AISEC) has unveiled a new technology it hopes will help improve security at the nation’s information security and defence industries.
The semaphone is a low-cost, low-tech device that connects to an existing network of computers and is then used to encrypt information in the secure environment.
It’s intended to make secure communications easier for organisations like universities, hospitals, government organisations and law enforcement.
The device will be installed at the campus of Australia’s ANU in Canberra next month.
It’s intended for use at the ANU and ANU campus in Melbourne, but will be able to be used anywhere in Australia by 2019, according to the AITC’s chief executive officer and co-founder, Andrew Laidlaw.
The AISec will build a network of semaphones in each of the ANUS’s four buildings and will be connected to the network of internet cafes across the country by the end of the year.
The network will have to be connected over the same fibre optic cable that runs to ANU.
The AIC is one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading research universities.
It says it will be the first major research university to use the Semaphore system, which it says will improve the security of the network.
The AISeg will also be building the Semantic Security Lab at the University of Technology, Sydney, in a bid to help develop the technology.
Andrew Laidsell said the system was a way to secure communication across the network, with the goal of providing a secure environment for the next generation of organisations.
He said the Semagram system was being developed in partnership with the Australian National University and was being rolled out across Australia.
“It’s a big leap forward from the current model where we are using our network to secure our information,” Mr Laidbell said.
“The ANU is the first Australian university to be involved in this.”
The system has already been tested in a lab at ANU, but the AIC expects to see it on campus soon.
Mr Laidbeck said he hoped the Semapro system would help reduce the risk of attacks on information systems, including information systems at universities.
“If you want to talk to a person who has a security problem with their email, your mobile phone or a bank account, you can go to an internet cafe,” he said.
“You don’t need to send them your email address or their bank account details to get through to them.”
It means that they can use a secure communication medium.
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