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As our world becomes more interconnected, the threats related to cyber security continue to increase.
This was recognised by the Australian Government through the development and launch, in conjunction
with its Industry Advisory Panel, of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 last year.
Significant initiatives since then have included the consultation and subsequent introduction into
Parliament of legislation to boost the cyber defences of Australia’s critical infrastructure and systems of national
The Strategy’s initiatives have preempted the malicious cyber activity that continued to grow pre COVID and
has accelerated as COVID related restrictions forced many to work and study from home and more activities
have become virtual.
Against this background ransomware has become one of the most immediate, highest impact cyber threats to