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Monash expert: Cyber threat report shows increase in crime reports and costs

Monash University < 1 mins read

A Monash expert is available to comment on the Australian Signals Directorate’s annual cyber threat report released today which shows an increase in reports of cyber crime and the costs to companies. 

 

Professor Nigel Phair, Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology

Contact details: +61 450 501 248 or media@monash.edu  

  • Impact of cyber crime 
  • Preventing online fraud and deception
  • Detecting cyber crime 

The following can be attributed to Professor Phair:

“Year on year, the Australian Signals Directorate has received another substantial increase in reports of cyber crime. This has been a consistent pattern for a number of years now and will continue to increase until Australian organisations start putting more effort into cyber security and the risk management of their information assets.

“The cost of these cyber attacks is also increasing, resulting in greater harm to businesses and individuals. Cyber crime remains one of the biggest threats to Australian organisations as cyber criminals continually adapt their tools and techniques for greater success.

“Australia needs more tertiary qualified cybersecurity professionals working to support the government and the private sector to protect against these increasing cyber threats.” 

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