Tired of worrying about supply chain weaknesses in addition to your own? There were suggestions that big businesses should actively help smaller businesses improve their cybersecurity, since they share a vested interest in data being protected.
That’s a potentially good idea made even better since Australia, by one account, only has 7 percent of the supply of cybersecurity skills that it needs.
Indeed, software security is still in its Wild West days, one security professional has opined, and that is not necessarily a good thing.
The journey towards cyber resilience is a long one, after all, and many people are still taking a much too-technical approach to promoting it.
Another sign of its still-evolving maturity is the persistently low representation of women – an issue that was discussed during the recent Technology in Government conference in Canberra.
As the industry worked on professionalising itself, criminals were targeting bank employees with exploit-laden Microsoft Publisher email attachments.
Money wasn’t the only thing being extracted: US communications giant T-Mobile revealed that hackers had extracted personal data from its servers, and was in damage control as it worked out the scope and repercussions.