New Zealand MSD to replace flawed kiosk system after security breach

Dec. 6, 2012

After the Ministry of Social Development in New Zealand pulled the plug on its defunct public computers after a security breach, MSD Chief Executive Brendan Boyle announced that new kiosks will roll out in May of 2013.

According to, MSD is in negotiations with a preferred supplier for new kiosks, which would be completely separate from the department's own systems and would be rigorously tested.

An MSD commissioned Deloitte report on the security breach found the causes of the breach included a failure to build proper security into the system when it was first developed and a failure to act when that security hole was identified by computer audit company, Dimension Data, the article reported. It said MSD needed to improve its policies and processes to ensure that such security risks were escalated to the appropriate people within the organization.

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Topics: Government , Internet Access Kiosk , Security

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