BLUFThe Australian Government is providing more resources to curtail cybercrime.
NastashaTupas explains how the Australian Government is planning to be more aggressive in countering cybercrime; Tupas notes the following:
- Andrew Hastie, Assistant Minister for Defence, says the Australian government will invest $164.9 million to address cybercrime.
- Fighting cybercrime requires protective measures and a strong culture of reporting cyber incidents at all levels.
- Ransomware is one of the most damaging types of cyberattacks.
- Australians and Australian companies must report ransomware attacks.
- Queensland's Palaszczuk government has committed $11 million over the next two years towards cybersecurity enhancements.
Tupas further notes that the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) was established within the Australian Signals Directorate in 2018 with the intent of fighting cybercrime. ACSC does the following:
- Manages the reporting of cybercrime.
- Compiles information on cyberattacks.
- Provides advice and assistance to defend against cyberattacks.
- Manages Cybersecurity.
- Defends Australia's interests from malicious cyberattacks.