State of the Digital Nation: Cyber Security in Australia

2021 report

For the second year, AISA commissioned DataDriven to produce a report based on an extensive survey of ICT leaders which was conducted in March 2022 about their organisation’s Digital Transformation (DX) and ICT practices. The resulting report focused on Australian ICT decision makers, with a strong focus on cyber security.

KEY FINDINGS  

  • Security threats increase, business and government responds
  • Security cuts across all aspects of life in this country
  • Managing risk and security is right at the top of the business agenda
  • Deployment of security solutions has ramped up
  • Ransomware has got everyone's attention
  • Security spending will be much higher through 2021/2022
  • Cyber security services are also surging
  • E-commerce businesses are more advanced with security
  • COVID-19 has mostly accelerated ICT budgets

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2020 report

To add value to our members' and partners' ongoing understanding of cyber security, AISA has partnered with research company DataDriven for this survey of ICT decision makers in Australia. It is a drill-down into the area of cyber security and related technologies and services through the eyes of the people who manage, deliver and purchase these technologies – the ICT decision makers.

KEY FINDINGS  

  • Cyber security is a business issue not just a technological one
  • Cyber security is top of mind
  • Cyber security is integral to information-processing
  • The Australian Government has made cyber security a national priority
  • Online businesses take cyber security more seriously
  • Technology investments are changing to meet rising threats
  • The rise of zero-trust architecture
  • Covid-19 Pandemic has increased security concerns

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