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Lead: Vulnerable infrastructure creates demand for cyber partners

by Poppy Johnston •
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Dubious information security processes and controls protecting Queensland’s critical water infrastructure identified by the Queensland Audit Office could prompt the Department of Energy and Water Supply and the state’s water service providers to enlist partners to help shore up their defences against cyber-attacks.

The audit found that all entities tested were vulnerable to attacks from hackers, largely due to ageing control systems and a recent integration of these systems with corporate networks. These issues are threatening the safety of the state’s water and wastewater treatment services.

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