Safeguarding ports from rising cyberthreats – Security week with Tony Anscombe

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An attack against a port operator that ultimately crippled about 40 percent of Australia’s import and export capacity highlights the kinds of supply chain shocks that can lead to a successful that cyberattack.

This week, one of Australia’s leading port operators, DP World, had to pull the plug on internet connectivity and close ports across the country for several days due to a cyberattack. The incident, which ultimately crippled about 40 percent of Australia’s import and export capacity, revealed the kinds of ripple effects an attack against a port operator can have.

The need to protect supply chains, cyber-physical systems and critical infrastructure against cyber threats has never been more urgent. What are some of the main challenges facing critical infrastructure operators? What types of proactive measures are necessary for protecting a nation’s critical infrastructure against threat actors? Find out in the video.

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