Australian Department of Defence lists cyber mitigation as key factor for building ethical AI

The Australian Department of Defence has released a new report on its findings for how to reduce the ethical risk of artificial intelligence projects, noting that cyber mitigation will be key to maintaining the trust and integrity of autonomous systems. Read More …

Australian Signals Directorate says cyber attack intervention will be ‘rare’ under critical infrastructure Bill

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) expects intervention in the cyber attack response of companies considered critical infrastructure to only occur in “rare circumstances”. As described in the current form of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020, government assistance Read More …

Australian Home Affairs Minister takes issue with EU Electronic Communications Code

The Australian government, alongside counterparts from Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, have rallied together to declare that the unintended consequences of the new European Electronic Communications Code are putting children at risk. The new code Read More …

Australian cybersecurity agency used as cover in malware campaign

The Australian government warns of an ongoing campaign impersonating the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) to infect targets with malware. Scammers coordinating these attacks are also actively attempting to convince potential victims to install remote administration and desktop sharing software Read More …

Australia: Communications department flags idea of tying telco licences to cyber capability

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Communications has run up the flagpole the idea of inserting security provisions into the Telecommunications Act to require telcos to safeguard their systems as a condition of their licence to operate. Writing Read More …

Australia’s critical infrastructure definition to span communications, data storage, space

The federal government on Monday published an exposure draft on the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020. It seeks to amend the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 to implement “an enhanced framework to uplift the security and resilience Read More …

Cyber experts urge Australia to develop local capability to defend against hackers

Cyber experts have urged the federal government to become less reliant on overseas businesses, technologies and expertise for its defences against hackers as it puts the finishing touches on the nation’s new cyber security strategy. Foreign providers are responsible for Read More …

Australia to invest a record A$1.35bn in cyber security

Dubbed the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (Cesar) package, the investment will help Australia identify cyber threats, disrupt foreign cyber criminals and build industry partnerships, said Australian prime minister Scott Morrison yesterday. Noting that malicious cyber activity undermines the Read More …