Australia leads the world in public sector cyber security, vendor finds

Mandarin | May 18, 2019

Australia leads the world in public sector cyber security, vendor finds
Australia’s government-funded organisations have stronger cyber security than their counterparts anywhere in the world, in the eyes of a large multinational that analysed a year’s worth of data from 10,000 clients on six continents. While auditors-general often recommend government, agencies need to improve cyber security, the report suggests that in general, local publicly funded bodies are a long way from being the weakest in the international herd. They are collectively twice as well-prepared to respond to cyber attacks as the average government organisation in the world, according to Dimension Data’s latest executive guide to the Global Threat Intelligence Report produced by its corporate sibling NTT Security. Australia’s government sector scores 2.92 out of five for cyber maturity, compared to 1.45 for the worldwide public sector, based on mountains of data collected for a year up to last September.

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