According to a recent article from InnovationAus.com, politicians and cyber experts agree that “the global cyber attack that hit more than 200,000 computers across 150 countries last weekend should serve as a wake-up call for the Australian businesses and government agencies that have dodged a bullet”.
Due to Australia’s location and time zone, most local businesses were closed for the weekend and therefore avoided the greater part of the attack as the ransomware first hit.
Craig Davies, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network CEO, said: “We need to take these things as an opportunity. We’ve dodged a bullet so let’s review where we’re at. If it’s not this, it’ll be something else.
“We should never waste a good crisis. What a great time for all Australian businesses to do a sanity check – are we organised should this happen to us? Do we know where our data is? Is everything up to date? Because maybe next time we won’t be as lucky.”
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May 18, 2017