Cyber defender Brandis is proving unfit for purpose | ZDNet

I used to think that cybergeddon, the much-hyped digital Pearl Harbor, was just hawkish scaremongering. Now I’m not so sure. The evidence that we’re in the midst of a cyber cold war is mounting daily — as is the evidence that one of Australia’s key defenders isn’t fit for purpose.As industrial control system ICS hackers told me two years ago, while the SCADA systems that control everything from power stations and oil refineries to chocolate factories and hotel air conditioning have shockingly bad security, you need to know how the systems are set up. Knowing how to hack controller number 75454 is useless, unless you know what controller 75454 actually does, and how it interacts with the rest of the system.

via Cyber defender Brandis is proving unfit for purpose | ZDNet.

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One thought on “Cyber defender Brandis is proving unfit for purpose | ZDNet

  1. With our reliance the internet and the techno-savvy of smart schoolboys and malicious hackers these days a strategic hit can wipe out banking and vital services. As soon as they plug the holes these days the techno-savvy bad guys invent a way around our fire walls.

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