Defence on a cyber war footing

DEFENCE has launched a new centre to repel cyber attacks against Australia amid revelations there were 2400 assaults on the department's computer systems last year.
As global concern mounts over Chinese cyber attacks on Google and other major companies, Defence Minister John Faulkner outlined the scale of attacks against Australian government computers and networks.
Senator Faulkner said Defence had investigated about 200 "electronic security incidents" a month last year involving its computer systems. In addition, Defence responded to about 220 cyber attacks against other areas of the Australian government in 2009. Read more.