Home Affairs wants to expand telco security reform notification requirements

Under Australia’s Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms (TSSR), all carriers and nominated carriage service providers (C/NCSPs) are required to notify the Communications Access Coordinator (CAC) of proposed changes to their telecommunications systems or services if they become aware of any proposed changes that are likely to have a “material adverse effect” on their capacity to comply with security obligations.

As of 30 June 2020, the Department of Home Affairs has received a total of 66 notifications. It told the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) the notifications received from carriers to date represented the vast majority of the fixed-line and mobile telecommunications market in Australia.

In its submission [PDF] to the PJCIS, Home Affairs suggested additional types of notices “with more nuanced language” to reflect various levels and types of risk and the urgency of adopting further mitigations.

See also: The disappointment of Australia’s new cybersecurity strategy

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BigLever and Intland Software Host Webinar to Showcase Industry Leading PLE Capabilities in Requirements

BigLever Software, the long-standing leader in Product Line Engineering (PLE), and Intland Software today announced that they will host a webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 2 on how their integrated PLE solution enables organizations to effectively manage variation in requirements across product lines to increase efficiency and quality, while reducing cycle time.

The session, “Improving the Efficiency of Product Line Engineering for Requirements Management” will address how organizations challenged by increasing product sophistication and diversity can effectively manage product family variation across the interconnected engineering and operations lifecycle for business benefit.

The webinar is directed at systems engineers, product line managers, engineering managers, directors and executives, business unit managers, and product engineers.

In October, BigLever announced that it was partnering with Intland Software to deliver a bridge that integrates Intland’s codeBeamer ALM* with BigLever’s industry-standard Gears PLE Lifecycle Framework*. The codeBeamer/BigLever Gears Bridge combines the capabilities of each solution to provide

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