The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released its annual threat report on 10 October 2017.
The report was launched at the National Press Club in Canberra by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, the Hon Dan Tehan, who reiterated the need for cyber security to become second nature to all Australians.
“Cyber security is not just the domain of our intelligence agencies or our defence forces to protect against stolen secrets and cyber-attacks,” he said.
“Cyber security is as relevant for mums and dads, small business owners and local communities to keep their data, their money, and their identities secure.”
The report highlights the evolving cyber threats facing Australia and the world.
High profile cybercrime incidents have emphasised the speed with which cyber threats can spread globally and how easily an organisation’s capability can be compromised.
The report includes the current challenges and broader trends of the cybercrime threat and provides insights into the ACSC’s efforts, working with other government agencies and private industry to thwart this significant and constantly evolving cyber security environment.