A report from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has highlighted “malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication.”
As governments worldwide grapple with significant cyber-attacks, the Australian Government is proposing change through the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020.
This bill aims to expand the scope of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 to include entities in the following 11 critical infrastructure sectors: communications, data storage or processing, financial services and markets, water and sewerage, energy, health care and medical, higher education and research, food and grocery, transport, space technology, and defence technology.
At the same time, the European Union is also currently reviewing its cybersecurity rules through the proposed revision to the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS 2 Directive), which aims to address the deficiencies of the previous NIS Directive and make it future proof.
Representatives from Australia’s telecommunications sector along with privacy and cybersecurity experts discussed domestic and international approaches to protect critical infrastructure in an increasingly complex environment.
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