In a year already marred by natural and biological crises, cyber security failures remain a critical threat. Government agencies and big Australian companies have fallen victim to cyber attacks with unprecedented visibility. Industry and government need to understand why we are more exposed, what we can learn from recent national security events, and how to build a more cyber-resilient nation.
The increased reporting of cyber incidents among big Australian companies has been noticeable. Toll Group, the Melbourne based global logistics company, has been hit twice by ransomware attacks, in January by MailTo and last week by Nefilim.
Over the past week, cyber incidents have affected government agency ServiceNSW, steel maker BlueScope, and a financial services company, MyBudget....MORE