Global cyber-security skills shortage leaves Australia open to attack

August 28, 2015

The Commonwealth Bank warns that a global cyber-security skills shortage could pave the way for additional high-profile computer attacks in Australia. 

As the cyber-threat to government and corporate computer systems grows, the bank called for a reorganisation in universities. They feel cyber-security courses should focus less on theory and more so on experience. 

Luke Anderson, lecturer of computer security at the University of Sydney, said attacks were growing because computer security was not a primary thought.

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