Protecting ports from the rising tide of cyber threats – Security Week with Tony Anscombe

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An attack on a port operator that ultimately hampered some 40 per cent of Australia’s import and export capacity highlights the types of supply chain shocks a successful cyberattack can cause.

This week, one of Australia’s leading port operators, DP World, had to cut its internet connection and close the country’s ports for several days due to a cyberattack. The incident, which ultimately crippled around 40 per cent of Australia’s import and export capacity, highlighted the types of ripple effects an attack on a port operator can cause.

The need to protect supply chains, cyber-physical systems and critical infrastructure from cyber threats has never been more urgent. What are the main challenges facing critical infrastructure operators? What types of proactive measures are essential to protect a country’s critical infrastructure from threat actors? Find out in the video.

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