Monday, February 25, 2013

AusCERT - Cyber Crime and Security Survey Report 2012

Over half of respondents have increased their expenditure on IT security in the previous 12 months

The recently released Cyber Crime and Security Survey Report 2012 conducted by CERT Australia, in partnership with the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra, is readily available from CERT Australia’s public website – see

It is highly recommended reading for IT & Information Security professionals within Australia.

Some 450 businesses were approached to participate in the CERT Australia Cyber Crime and Security Survey, from which the report was developed. It is suggested that you share the report with your IT colleagues (and vice versa).

The report highlights cyber security issues and may be suitable for referencing as external source - providing justification for funding of IT/control system security initiatives.

The inaugural Survey was designed to obtain a better understanding of how cyber incidents are affecting the businesses that form part of Australia’s systems of national interest – the businesses that partner with CERT Australia.

The survey consisted of 24 questions, both closed and open ended, to ascertain:

  • business description
  • types of IT security used
  • types of cyber security incidents experienced, and
  • industry reporting of incidents.

The findings from the survey provide a picture of the current cyber security measures these businesses have in place; the recent cyber incidents they have experienced; and their reporting of them.

Refer here to download the report.

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