Australia’s Cyber Security Watch Room Is Monitoring Threats 24/7. Here’s What It’s Like Inside
For a dedicated few, keeping Australia safe online starts in the early hours of the morning. That’s when the day shift starts for analysts in the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s 24/7 watch room. Their Canberra headquarters looks like any other nondescript government building but, a few steps inside the lobby, a lattice made up of zeros and ones provides a clue as to what’s going on inside.
Now more than ever, Australians are living their lives online. And every connection for work, school or leisure creates a new vulnerability.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s unusual press conference in June declaring that Australia was under sustained attack came after months of warnings that the COVID-19 pandemic was providing a valuable opportunity for criminals…MORE