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Cyber attacks on Australian business more targeted and coordinated

New national survey results from more than 250 major businesses show that cyber attacks are becoming increasingly targeted and coordinated in Australia, with one in five experiencing an electronic attack in the last year.

The survey also shows that businesses and industries which provide essential services such as energy, defence, communications, banking and finance, and water, are now investing more heavily in tighter security.

The 2012 Cyber Crime and Security Survey Report, which will establish baseline information on cyber attacks, was launched this week by Australian Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC at Telstra's Global Operations Centre in Melbourne.

The report survey, commissioned by Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Australia and conducted by the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra, will be conducted annually.

The full report is available here (PDF).

•Date: 19th Feb 2013 • Australia •Type: Article • Topic: ISM

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