The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released its annual Cyber Threat Report for 2020-21.

The report made it clear that no sector of the Australian economy was immune from the impacts of cybercrime and other malicious cyber activity. Government agencies at all levels, large organisations, critical infrastructure providers, small to medium enterprises, families and individuals were all targeted over the reporting period – predominantly by criminals or state actors.

The ACSC identified the following key cyber security threats and trends in the 2020 –21 financial year:

  • Exploitation of the pandemic environment.
  • Disruption of essential services and critical infrastructure.
  • Ransomware.
  • Rapid exploitation of security vulnerabilities.
  • Supply chains.
  • Business email compromise (BEC).

The report provides excellent analysis and recommendations to organisations and individuals.

As independent subject matter experts, we are focussed on ensuring that our clients fully understand the cyber vulnerabilities of physical security and video surveillance systems.

For an expert cyber and physical vulnerability assessment of your security-related systems that you can trust, please contact us at Harris Security Management.

Our expertise will significantly support your due diligence and risk management.

Stay safe.

Geoff Harris
Principal Consultant
Harris Security Management

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Posted: 8 October 2021.