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GovTech Review: Is the Australian Government equipped to fight cyber attacks?

For the industry itself, the key thing here is to focus on the root cause of the problem and to focus on how can we prevent cyber attacks happening in the future — that’s mainly around creating skilled people who can respond to these types of attacks, but also making sure that mistakes in software development don’t happen in the first place. There is an enormous opportunity here for our government to create a national security skills baseline certification, or regulation, and the Australian Cyber Security Strategy alludes to this as a way to work with finite resources. For now, our beacon of hope lies in the development teams within each organisation, and given the tools and knowledge to succeed, they can cut off common vulnerabilities at the pass and significantly reduce the risk of a data breach within their organisation.
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