Attorney-General Robert McClelland states that global cybercrime is on the rise. The Labour government is trying to educate Australians in the ways of prevention, and has put spending into national defences against cyber warfare. Mr McClelland is concerned that any major unwinding of consumer confidence will have a negative impact on international competitiveness.
One such example of rising rates of cyber crime is in online fraud, which many more people and businesses fall prey to every day.
“Australian companies have a critical role in managing cyber security risks across the broader Australian online economy.” says Mr McClelland.
In line with these iniatives is the computer emergency response team (CERT), which will be controlled by the Attorney-General’s department.
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