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Reactions to the ACSC’s Annual Cyber Threat Report (2021 – 2022)

The Australian Government’s Annual Cyber Threat Report is the Australian Signals Directorate’s, Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) “Flagship unclassified publication.” It provides an overview of key cyber threats impacting Australia, how the ACSC is responding to the threat environment plus advice for Australian individuals and organisations on how to protect themselves online. The full report can be read, here.

The following is commentary from industry experts and we’ll add to them as they come in…

“There is no big change in terms of cybercrime types compared to last year’s report. Money is still the main purpose for cybercriminals.

“The line between cybercrime and national security is becoming blurred. Cyberattack and cybercrime are now part of cyberwar. Cybercrime can become a national security issue, given the current landscape.

“More attention and resources need to be applied to understanding disinformation and developing countermeasures for the same. It is important for the Australian Government to work closely with its allies, including Taiwan.” Dr. Lennon Chang – Senior Lecturer, Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University

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