Dekko Fortnightly Report
Government strengthens its position on mandatory reporting of ransomware
What You Need To Know: The Australian Information Officer has closed loopholes that allowed companies to avoid reporting ransomware breaches.
Previously, some organisations have argued there was a lack of evidence that a breach may result in ‘serious harm’ to avoid reporting. The report clarifies that an argument based on a lack of evidence is insufficient. Most organisations simply do not have the expertise to assess the scale and complexity of cyber attacks, and the amount of digital information now held by companies means the potential for ‘serious harm’ can’t be ruled out.
America’s big tech companies make commitments to U.S. cyber security defences
What You Need To Know: “The reality is, most of our critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, and the federal government can’t meet this challenge alone” - U.S. President, Joe Biden.
America’s big tech companies including Google, Microsoft and Apple, have promised multi-billion dollar commitments to improve cyber security defences at a White House summit.
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