The Victorian Government has urged all sectors, including mining and resources, to establish strong security culture following advice from Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).
The Victorian Government has urged the mining and resources sector to enhance cyber security following advice from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).
The ACSC released a statement on 28 March advising Australian organisations to “adopt an enhanced cyber security posture” following the escalation of events between Russia and Ukraine, and other geopolitical significant events.
“Organisations should act now and follow ACSC’s advice to improve their cyber security resilience in light of the heightened threat environment,” the ASC said.
It explained that “following the attack of Ukraine, there is heightened cyber risk globally, and the threat of cyber-attacks on Australian networks, either directly or inadvertently, has increased.
“While the ACSC has no specific intelligence relating to a cyber-attack on Australia, this could change quickly,” ACSC warned.
Heeding this advice, Head of resources, department of jobs, precincts and region at Victoria State Government John Krbaleski urged the mining and resources sector to ensure it has a strong cyber security structure in place.
“The Australian mining and resources sector is globally recognised for its important role in supply of minerals and other resources,” Krbaleski said in a statement on 7 June.
“All sectors, including mining and resources, should continue to be aware of cyber security and embed a strong security culture,” he warned.
To mediate this, Krbaleski shared several resources useful for cyber security planning and preparedness:
- ASIO Outreach Program – provides advice to organisations on security threats (following approval of registered users with a related role within their organisation)
- Australian Cyber Security Centre Information for Critical Infrastructure – links to further information on risks, planning and reporting for cyber security threats
- Essential Eight Mitigation Strategies – baseline actions organisations should consider from the ACSC’s Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents
- Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management – information on how to identify, understand and manage cyber supply chain risks
- Think before you Link – guidance on how to ensure links being accessed are safe, and how to report these if not
- NITRO portal – an online reporting tools for business and organisations to report suspicious or unusual activity related to espionage, sabotage or foreign interference
- Homepage | Smartraveller – Commonwealth provided information for Australians travelling overseas
- Going overseas for business | Smartraveller – specific information from the Smartraveller website for businesses for staff travelling overseas