The ACORN, a national policy initiative, allows you to securely report cybercrime incidents which may be in breach of Australian law. This helps law enforcement agencies better combat the growing threat of cybercrime in Australia.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Cyber Security Survey provides an overview of how prepared Australian organisations are to meet the growing cyber threat. It looks across both the government and private sectors in combination.
The ACSC’s Threat Report includes insights into how the ACSC works and highlights some of the cyber threats it has responded to. The report helps build public awareness of the role the ACSC plays within the cyber security environment, and draws attention to the tools and information available to government agencies, businesses and the public.
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has developed prioritised mitigation strategies to help technical cyber security professionals mitigate cyber security incidents. This addresses targeted cyber intrusions, ransomware and external adversaries with destructive intent, malicious insiders, 'business email compromise' and industrial control systems.
CERT Australia has a key role in the delivery of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy, which aims to enhance Australia’s capacity to realise the social, economic and strategic benefits of being connected online.
The 2017 ASX 100 Cyber Health Check provides a valuable snapshot of cyber security awareness of Australia’s top businesses. This industry-led initiative is the first attempt to gauge how the boards of Australia’s largest publicly listed companies view and manage their exposure to the rapidly evolving cyber world.
Remote Access Protocol
External parties may need to connect remotely to critical infrastructure control networks. This is to allow manufacturers of equipment the ability to maintain the equipment when a fault is experienced that cannot be fixed in the required timeframe. Such access to external parties will only occur in extraordinary circumstances, and will only be given at critical times where access is required to maintain the quality of everyday life in Australia. The remote access protocol can be found in this PDF.
Stay Smart Online provides topical, relevant and timely information on how you can protect yourself and your business from cyber security threats such as software vulnerabilities, online scams, malicious activities, and risky online behaviour. Stay Smart Online is managed by CERT Australia.
The ASD‘s Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents is a list of practical actions you can take to make your computers more secure. While no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to prevent cyber security incidents, we recommend organisations implement a package of eight essential strategies as a baseline to stay cyber resilient.
Top control system tips
CERT Australia has worked with industry to collate a set of relatively inexpensive and simple to implement improvements that they have seen employed in operational technology (OT) environments. You can find these Top Control Systems Tips in this PDF.