In an Australian government budget package dubbed “Redspice”, $10 billion has been allotted for the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to heavily invest in cybersecurity.
According to the Guardian, the money will be used to “keep pace with the rapid growth of cyber capabilities of potential adversaries”, as the number of cyber attacks continues to grow.
As part of the increased funding, the ASD plans to add 1,900 jobs to the agency over the next decade to help support its work to protect Australia from cyber attacks. One of the focuses for the ASD is protecting Australia’s critical infrastructure from attack, as critical infrastructure is often a target for hackers to exploit, as was the case with last year’s attack on the Colonial Pipeline.
Government entities and infrastructure aren’t the only target for an attack, with large numbers of small businesses being impacted by breaches each year. Contact us to learn more about our cybersecurity audit services that can identify major vulnerabilities in your company’s network, so it can be remediated before an attack occurs.