The cyber security strategy: Australia can attack as well as defend

A hospital worker, expecting delivery of an online purchase, opens an email purporting to contain details of a parcel delivery. Instead it delivers a virus, sitting dormant and undetected for months or even years until its creator decides to unleash hell.Suddenly nurses, doctors, pathologists and administrators are unable to access patient details on the hospital’s computer network.In the emergency rooms and intensive care units, a once-esoteric technology problem poses mortal danger to the seriously ill as blood work, pathology results, and X-rays now stored online are suddenly unavailable.

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