A new report states that local government departments and organisations in Australia are struggling to mitigate the risks of a cyber attack, leaving them vulnerable to threat attacks.
While larger departments within the Australian government are allocating more resources to securing systems, local governments often lack the manpower and budgets to do the same. Many of these entities provide essential services for the communities they serve, including critical infrastructure, and this could lead to catastrophic consequences for those localities should an attack occur that halts or damages those infrastructure systems.
Among the biggest threats to these governments, as outlined in the report are:
- Compromise of business email
- Vendors and third-party contractors being the victim of an attack, where the attacker gains access to government credentials
- Phishing attacks
Regardless of if you’re a public government agency or a private business, having cybersecurity measures in place is critical for the future. Contact us today to learn how we can provide solutions and training to support your organisation’s increased security awareness.