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Getting Serious About Cybersecurity Standards

Monday, 27 Feb 2017

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ACS President Anthony Wong on lessons learned from the Australian Cyber Security Mission to San Francisco.

ACS President Anthony Wong joined last week’s Australian Cyber Security Mission to San Francisco for the RSA Conference 2017, using the trip to expand collaborative arrangements with key professional bodies focused on information and cybersecurity.

The passage last week of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 places greater onus on organisations and agencies to provide robust and effective personal information protection and cybersecurity environments to combat cyber threats and data breaches.

As organisations and agencies look to assess and enhance their capabilities, and those of their employees and contractors in complying with this legislation, the shadow of a global shortage in cybersecurity skills looms large. The skills shortage has been the subject of numerous studies, including the recent ACS report, Cybersecurity: Threats, Challenges, Opportunities.

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