It is not often in the cybersecurity realm that an indicator is headed in a happy direction, but that is what the overall incident number in the ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report is doing.
For the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) responded to 1,630 incidents, which works out to around 31 a week. Compared to the previous financial year, the total number of cybersecurity incidents in the 2020–21 financial year decreased by 28%.
Other good news included ACSC not having to respond to any incidents in the top third of its six incident grading categories. In the year prior, it reported a single category 1 incident and four category 2 incidents.
Now for the bad news that typically make up these reports.
In total, ACSC is seeing a higher category grade being the most reported, with category 4 replacing category 5. Category 4 accounts for 49% whereas last
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