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April 11, 2024
NSW Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme Now In Force

In November 2022, new mandatory data breach notification regulations came into effect across NSW, including for local government. This legislative change has important implications for how councils must respond to and report data breaches going forward. The NSW Data Breach Notification Scheme creates prescriptive roles, responsibilities and actions that must be taken in the event […]

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April 4, 2024
Non-disclosure agreements and sexual harassment complaints: One size does not fit all

Delve into the critical discussion on the limitations of strict non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual harassment settlements. Discover how alternative approaches play a key role in fostering accountability and transparency in employee settlements. Embrace the movement towards creating safer, more supportive workplace environments for all.

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March 28, 2024
Cyber Security - A Key Risk for Local Government

Uncover the mounting cybersecurity risks confronting local government bodies; Highlighted by the NSW Audit Office's recent report, cyber incidents costing nearly $100,000 per instance. Organisations must fortify defenses. Centium offers expert assessments and bespoke strategies to shield against cyber threats. Contact us today to secure your organisation's digital resilience.

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March 20, 2024
AI hallucinations: A risk or a threat in the government sector?

How can AI transform public service delivery and local government efficiency? Learn how Australian public organisations can leverage AI to improve service provision while mitigating risks through a framework for trustworthy stewardship.

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March 13, 2024
Promoting Transparency and Accountability: The Vital Role of Probity in Safeguarding Integrity

Probity frameworks encompass a wide range of principles and practices that aim to promote honesty, integrity, and ethical behaviour within organisations and institutions.

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March 5, 2024
Lisa Braid joins Centium!

Lisa Braid, an experienced executive with a background in government and nonprofits, has joined Centium to take charge of the Probity and Governance division.

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March 1, 2024
Asset Management Maturity Model

Centium provides in-depth assessment of asset management controls using our specialised evaluaton model. We offer tailored reviews and expertise to enhance accuracy and effectiveness for your organisation.

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January 17, 2024
New Local Government Risk and Audit Framework

Explore insights from Centium's LGIAN presentation on the NSW Government's new OLG Guidelines. With compliance deadlines approaching, it's crucial for councils to assess their readiness and identify areas for improvement to meet the new requirements by July 2024.

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December 20, 2023
Shopping online safely over the holidays!

Make sure your loved ones don't fall prey to cyber grinches this holiday season! Teach them the ropes of secure online shopping - from using safe devices to avoiding sneaky scams. Knowledge is power, and we're here to arm you!

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December 15, 2023
Centium Celebrates Its Bronze Anniversary

Centium celebrates 8th anniversary, highlighting significant growth in state, local, & Australian government sectors. Thank you for supporting our journey in risk assurance, AI initiatives & more!

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December 7, 2023
Gifts & Benefits: An Ethical Dilemma

During the festive season, it's crucial to navigate professional relationships and conflicts of interest, particularly in the public sector. A comprehensive gift-giving policy can help prevent ethical breaches and promote sound decision-making within the organisation.

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November 7, 2023
Why you should consider a Cyber Security mock audit 

Don't wait for surprises at the end of your Cyber Audit Cycle. Discover the power of proactive mock audits to identify and address compliance gaps early, saving time, resources, and reputation. Centium offers independent, cost-effective solutions to bolster your cyber defense readiness. Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion on enhancing your organisation's cybersecurity efforts.

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