Does Dominic Cummings
have an Australian cousin?
Australia’s government has proposed giving itself the power to take over private enterprises’ response to cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure. A new Consultation Paper titled Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance [PDF] notes that critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attack, that …
Y'all had better be hoping then any attack is not COVID-19like ..... given the utter hash governments have made with the exercise of draconian powers it grants itself against that quite extraordinarily successful national infrastructure threat/novel virus.
And the worst effects of those government actions, some would tell you, are yet still to come and extant exclusive executive office systems of SCADA heritage and vintage are powerless to assist in avoiding the disasters.
Would you agree with that simplistic assessment or do you know it will be different ? Pray tell what is missing and paint another viable picture easily to be believed and lived in. That's all anyone has to supply. IT aint difficult to change the future whenever one knows how and has what one needs to feed and seed, although missing that immaculate ingredient does have continual failure both practically and virtually guaranteed.
Don't be coy. What do you think? Your very existence may very well depend upon actions discussed as necessary here ...... and I say that most sincerely, folks.
'when an attack is detected “ …. Government be able to provide reasonable, proportionate and time-sensitive directions to entities to ensure action is taken to minimise its impact.”'
Since when? It sounds laudable but governments have a track record of being law-bound and slow. It takes time to turn the ship of state. When they take emergency actions they're usually found to be disproportionate and/or only partially informed.
Ah yes, the gummint that outsourced its own IT to foreigners so focused on cutting costs that patching slowed, software, hardware and OS became years out of date, jobs sent overseas. Yep call in experts, if there are any. Twanky described the rest of issues well. Another distraction from the creeping totalitarianism infesting the ruins of western civilisation
isnt this just the equivalent of The Network and Information Systems Regulations that just went into force in the UK
based on the directive on security of network and information systems agreed by the EU
so basically CNI are required to protect their systems and there is a structure for mutual, governmental and global aid in the event of an incident.