Caught Short by NotPetya, Australia to establish 24/7 ‘cyber newsroom’

Monday, August 6, 2018

David George from CERT Australia, which will soon merge into the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), has said that WannaCry and NotPetya "sent a shiver down the spine of the Australian government because, frankly, we were caught a little unawares".

"We have just established an ACSC watch station in the Crisis Coordination Centre of the Australian government. So we've linked our cybersecurity crisis arrangements right into the very core, the apex, of the Australian government's crisis coordination arrangements," George told the ACSC Conference in Canberra on Thursday.

According to George, the restructured ACSC is increasing the resourcing of its communications teams, as well as establishing a "24/7 cyber newsroom" to "drive out early warning and outreach" proactively.

ZDNET, 04.13.2018

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