Safeguarding ports from the rising tide of cyberthreats – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Cyber Security


An attack against a port operator that ultimately hobbled some 40 percent of Australia’s import and export capacity highlights the kinds of supply chain shocks that a successful cyberattack can cause

This week, one of Australia’s major port operators, DP World, had to pull the plug on its internet connection and shut down ports around the country for several days due to a cyberattack. The incident, which ultimately crippled some 40 percent of Australia’s import and export capacity, laid bare the kinds of ripple effects that an attack against a port operator can cause.

The need to protect supply chains, cyber-physical systems and critical infrastructure against cyberthreats has never been more urgent. What are some of the key challenges facing critical infrastructure operators? What kinds of proactive measures are essential for safeguarding a nation’s critical infrastructure against threat actors? Find out in the video.

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