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Australia leaves the hack door open to cyber sabotage

Australia’s critical information infrastructure is at risk because of the Federal Government’s focus on physical infrastructure and terrorism, the head of Australia’s Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) says. AusCERT general manager Graham Ingram says that while Australia is neglecting its cyber infrastructure Asia is spending huge amounts of money to protect its own. “I’ve done significant work through Asia and I say in the nicest possible way that if Australia doesn’t get serious about these issues we are going to be left behind,” Ingram says. He says knowledge about the way computer systems interact, which was built up during Year 2000 remediation – and which could significantly improve the protection of Australia’s information infrastructure – has been lost. Full Story

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