ASD takes the lead in securing health sector during COVID-19


The Australian Signals Directorate, through the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is engaging with hospitals and health service providers right across the country.

“Hospitals and other health care providers are on the frontline in our fight against COVID-19 and that is why we are working directly with them to reduce their risk of cyber compromise during an already very challenging period,” said Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC.

“The ACSC is also providing a second layer of defence in detecting malicious cyber activity on critical Federal Government department networks, including the Department of Health.”

By collaborating with industry, law enforcement and government partners, the ACSC is identifying and disrupting malicious cyber criminals offshore, who are launching COVID-19 themed cyber scams and phishing attacks against Australian families and businesses.

“We are arming Australians, businesses and key sectors, like health and medical services, with information on the threats and practical assistance to enable them to better protect themselves against these global cyber criminals.” ACSC Head, Ms Abigail Bradshaw CSC.

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