In a recent interview, Robert Potter, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Internet 2.0, shared his expert perspective on the intricate cyber security landscape in Australia.
Contrary to the high-tech covert operations often depicted, Potter likens the nature of cyber threats to climate change, emphasising the steadily intensifying threat environment. He warns against underestimating nations’ ability to amass formidable cyber forces, using Ukraine’s cyber army of volunteers as a prime example.
Discussing the perceived shortage of cyber professionals in Australia, Robert believes the nation needs to pay more attention to technical sciences, especially mathematics.
However, he suggests the real issue might be the underutilisation or misdirection of existing resources.
Interestingly, he views the high detection rate of cyber attacks in Australia as a sign of the nation’s cyber security maturity. Unlike many neighbouring countries, Australia can discern when its networks are breached, indicating its advanced cyber stance.
Drawing from his interactions with the State Department, Robert reveals that many countries remain unaware of threats in their networks, often lacking the technical expertise and political resolve to address these challenges.
In contrast, Australia’s challenges, though significant, signify its leading position in the global cyber security arena.
The interview underscores that while Australia faces its share of challenges in the cyber security domain, it is far from vulnerable. With a strategic focus on resource optimisation and technical education, the nation is well-positioned to strengthen its cyber defences.
Robert Potter will join Security Edge’s thought leadership to debate critical cyber security topics alongside the region’s top CISOs.