Cyber security agency warnings pay off, but threat remains

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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.

Clive Lines

Clive Lines

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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