Cyber Storm II offers proactive IT security

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Cyber Storm II offers proactive IT security

Telstra has been working closely with government and the IT industry to ensure it is ready and resilient to possible cyber attacks as part of its involvement in the international simulated Cyber Storm II exercise being held 11-14 March, 2008.

Telstra's director of corporate security and investigation, Jules Scarlett, said telecommunications are a nationally critical asset and in the current climate, networks are at risk from a range of events, including cyber attacks.

Scarlett said, preparing, planning and exercising are key to developing - and maintaining - a robust capability to respond and recover from significant events.

"Cyber Storm II promotes a collaborative working relationship with industry and government stakeholders so that we can better understand and more effectively manage risks. This is a great opportunity for Telstra to not only participate in a large scale cyber incident, but to also bring back a broad range of key learnings to our own organisation,” Scarlett claimed.

In preparing for Cyber Storm II, Telstra has highlighted the need for Australian companies and Government agencies to be fully prepared to head off the increasing risk of cyber attacks by organised crime groups, said Telstra's Enterprise and Government executive director of convergent sales, Paul Geason.

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