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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Improving Australia’s Cybersecurity Through Integration and Automation

As evidenced by the $230 million Cyber Security Strategy launched last April, the Australian government is taking the growing cyber security threat very seriously. A key piece of the government’s national cyber security strategy was updating the Australian Signals Directorate’s Top 4 list of security mitigation strategies deemed essential for government agencies. Building on that Top 4 list, the ASD recently released an updated list of eight security mitigation strategies, dubbed the “Essential Eight.” According to the new ASD guidance: “While no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to prevent cyber security incidents, ASD recommends organisations implement a package of eight essential strategies as a baseline. This baseline makes it much harder for adversaries to compromise systems.”

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