Businesses told to protect networks and use multi-factor authentication to secure Internet access & infrastructure
Today it was revealed at a press conference by Prime Minster Scott Morrison, that Australia’s private and public sector is being targeted in a sophisticated cyber-attack by a foreign entity.
It was confirmed that Australian organisations across a range of sectors including; government, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure are currently being targeted by a sophisticated state-based cyber actor.
Mr Morrison stated that cyber-attacks were not indeed new, and that the frequency had increased in scale, sophistication, and impact.
“We all know that cyber security issues can be a major challenge for many businesses – and recent cyber security statistics have revealed a huge increase in hacked and breached data from mobile and IoT devices, said Jon Evans, Enablis CEO.
In research completed by leading organisations and many security vendors it is suggested that most companies have unprotected data and poor cyber security practices placing the business and staff at risk and vulnerable to data loss.
As discussed in a previous security blog, a recent Forbes article highlights Enablis security partner Mimecast’s latest report about the security impacts of the first 100 days of COVID-19. The report reveals spam and opportunistic detection increased by 26.3%, while impersonation was up 30.3%, malware by 35.16% and the blocking of URL clicks by 55.8%
Key cyber security facts:
The top 5 email security issues we see are:
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The top 5 next generation anti-virus and end-point protection issues are:
Given today’s security announcement the Minister of Defence Linda Reynolds has said, “It is vital that all the salient organisations are alert to this and take steps to protect the network.”
She asked businesses to do the following:
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