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Home News Cyber security agency warnings pay off, but threat remains
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DEPARTMENTSAustralian Signals Directorate, Australian Cyber Security Centre, Computer Emergency Response Team
TAGS Technology/Internet, Hacking, Computer crimes, Computer security, Phishing, Australian Cyber Security Centre, Electronic warfare, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime, Military technology, International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats, Cyber-security regulation
Cyber attacks continue to rise, but the number of significant breaches of government systems is going down.
Electronic espionage against government networks is a daily occurrence, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s first public report on information security threats.
Agencies of the federal, state and territory governments are all regularly targeted by hacktivists, criminals and foreign state-sponsored attackers. The ACSC’s new co-ordinator Clive Lines says the threat to all Australian organisations is “undeniable, unrelenting and continues to grow”.
“If every Australian organisation read this report and acted to improve their security posture, we would see a far more informed and secure Australian internet presence,” he said.
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Stephen Easton is a journalist at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's previously reported for Canberra CityNews and worked on industry titles for The Intermedia Group.
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