Critical infrastructure owners and operators worldwide are under constant threat of falling victim to cyberattacks, although Australian industries are among the most prepared in the world, according to a new report.
The report, conducted by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, found that the majority of operators report that their networks and control infrastructure are among repeated attack.
But Australia had the fourth highest rate of adoption of new security measures of the 14 countries surveyed, with 51% compared to China’s 63%, the UK’s 52% and the US’s 53%.
Australia is the third most likely to patch on a regular basis, with 73% reporting doing so.
Those in Australia, the US and the UK were also more likely to rate their industry’s level of preparedness higher than those in other industries.
By contrast, over 50% of Australian respondents believed that current legislation is inadequate against cyberattacks.