Australian Defence on a cyber war footing

Defence has launched a new centre to repel cyber attacks against Australia amid revelations there were 2400 assaults on the department’s computer systems last year.As global concern mounts over Chinese cyber attacks on Google and other major companies, Defence Minister John Faulkner outlined the scale of attacks against Australian government computers and networks.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/defence-on-a-cyber-war-footing/story-e6frg6nf-1225820171172Also see:Australian Defence repelled 2400 cyber attacks in 2009
Defence department computers sustained about 2400 cyber attacks last year, Defence Minister John Faulkner revealed today.Launching a new cyber warfare centre in Canberra, Senator Faulkner outlined the scale of electronic attacks against government operations.He said Defence investigated about 200 “electronic security incidents” a month last year involving its own computers and networks.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/defence-repelled-2400-cyber-attacks-in-2009/story-e6frg8yo-1225819966202Australia responds to threats of internet war
Hackers are launching 200 attacks a month on the Defence Department’s computer networks, the Defence Minister, John Faulkner, revealed as he unveiled a new centre to co-ordinate the nation’s response to online threats.Journalists were allowed into the Defence Signals Directorate yesterday for the first time since its creation in 1947. The occasion was the opening of the Cyber Security Operations Centre.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/australia-responds-to-threats-of-internet-war-20100115-mcgv.htmlFederal Government unveils cyber warfare centre
The Federal Government has moved to step up its cyber warfare defence capabilities with the opening of the Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) announced as part of the Defence White Paper released last year.The centre, housed inside the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) headquarters in Canberra, will provide critical understanding of the threat from sophisticated cyber attacks, according to the minister for defence, senator John Faulkner.
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