Australia: Telcos required to report on cybersecurity measures in bid to prevent repeat of 2022 Optus hack

Australia’s telecommunications companies will be hit with new rules forcing them to update the federal government on their cybersecurity regimes, with the Home Affairs minister worried they have been left to manage their own affairs with limited oversight.

Last year’s massive Optus cyber attack forced the issue into the public spotlight, fuelling serious concerns about the preparedness of Australia’s telecommunications sector to deal with hacks – in terms of protecting their services, and the sensitive customer data they hold.

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Source: ABC News