The growing industrial cyber threat Australia is ignoring

Just as we are behind on internet connectivity in Australia, we are also lagging on cyber security for the industrial infrastructure that will increasingly run society. We currently have a critical under-investment and will only fall further behind without government action.

Australians are largely unaware of this new cyber security threat, as commentary and policies focus on the theft of IP and personal data – the stealing of secrets from IT.

But an even greater danger is posed by the introduction of the industrial Internet of Things across our production and supply lines.

Operational Technology (OT) is automating our world, interfacing through electro-mechanical devices and sensors. As information technology and OT converge in businesses and in the public sphere, government needs to step up and drive policy and discussion.

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Source: Financial Review