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Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of Australia’s economy, comprising more than 90 per cent of the economy. However, when it comes to cyber security uplift, the sector faces many challenges. An Australian-first pilot project carried out by the CSCRC, in collaboration with CyberCX and CSIRO’s Data61 has identified common weaknesses in organisations and offers practical solutions to help overcome some of the barriers.


Cloud Control: What the cloud is, what it does and how it can be securely adopted

Cloud technologies are widely used, benefitting all sectors of the Australian economy, yet many don’t understand how they work. This report explains what the cloud is, what it does and how it can be safely and securely adopted.


CSCRC ransomware campaign drives awareness

Ransomware attacks across Australia continue to bring businesses to their knees, causing massive disruptions and costing millions to remediate. Alarmingly, however, most Australians have a limited understanding of how ransomware attacks occur, which is why the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) has launched a new awareness campaign, Be aware of ransomware.


Cyber insurance driving ransomware threat, says CSCRC

While cyber insurance can play a positive role in uplifting cyber security, the payment of ransoms by insurers should be banned, according to a new Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) policy paper.


Underwritten or Oversold? How cyber insurance can hinder (or help) cyber security in Australia

This policy paper explores a number of issues related cyber insurance, with a focus on how it can hinder and help cyber security uplift across the Australian economy.


PJCLE inquiry into law enforcement capabilities in relation to child exploitation

The CSCRC’s response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s inquiry into law enforcement capabilities in relation to child exploitation.


Exfiltrate, encrypt, extort: The global rise of ransomware and Australia’s policy options

This ASPI policy brief by the CSCRC’s Rachael Falk and Anne-Louise Brown explores how policy levers and incentivisation can help in Australia’s fight against the scourge of ransomware.


Game-Changing Data Privacy Tool to Shore Up Secure Data Sharing

A new online privacy tool will help Australian organisations assess the risk of data theft and help ensure targeted and effective cyber security protections are implemented.

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