[LINK] Protecting Canberra from Cyberattack

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Oct 18 13:11:59 AEDT 2011

Greetings from the ACS/Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 
(PM&C) Cyber Policy consultation meeting in Canberra. PM&C issued a 
discussion paper “Connecting with Confidence, Optimising Australia’s 
Digital Future”, 15 September and ACS is helping collect input on what 
should be in a Cyber policy white paper to be issued mid 2012. I am a 
member of the ACS Cyber Task Force. There are eighteen people at the 
Canberra consultation and the room is booed for two hours, if anyone 
else would like to join in.

As the seat of national government, there are particular cyber-security 
issues for Canberra. The ACS had a chilling insight into the risks with 
hacking attack on the RSA organization as an example of an Advanced 
Persistent Threat (APT) to government.

More at: 

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
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Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Research School of Computer Science,
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/

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