As technology continues to evolve so also do the opportunities and challenges it provides. We are at a crossroads as we move from a society already entwined with the internet to the coming age of automation, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
But as a society that runs largely on technology, we are also as a result dependent on it. And just as technology brings ever greater benefits, it also brings ever greater threats: by the very nature of the opportunities it presents it becomes a focal point for cybercrime, industrial espionage, and cyberattacks. Therefore, protecting it is of paramount priority. This guide looks at some of the concerns facing us in the near future that include:
• Attack vectors such as botnets, autonomous cars and ransomware.
• Threats including data manipulation, identify theft, and cyberwarfare.
• Tangential issues such as data sovereignty, digital trails, and leveraging technology talent.
Additionally, it provides some background to the nature of digital ecosystems and the fundamentals of cybersecurity.
Critically, this document clarifies the importance for Australia to take responsibility for its own cybersecurity, especially with regards to essential infrastructure and governance.
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