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Chief Information Officer Peter Morris explores the origin, existence and purpose of cyber threat, and considers what we might do to move ahead in the battle against it.
Cyber-space has no need to recognise or respect geographical or political boundaries. It is invisible and pervasive and growing, a nuisance, a threat, a strategy and a weapon.
Despite our every effort to prevent the spread of cyber-crime, we are our own biggest threat, with industry both working to minimise cyber threat while promoting the means to worsen it. One large vendor at the forefront of the battle against cyber threat has admitted that they are losing the battle and over the past two years there is more than sufï¬�cient evidence to support this.
However, there are ways to combat this threat and this is one of the topics of this presentation. The presentation will examine the changing nature of cyber threat and present a different view of its origin, existence and purpose, then examine the current state of play, presenting a real example of a sustained campaign of attack currently in progress within Australia. Finally, presenters will discuss the methods at our disposal in which we can participate to assist in ï¬�ghting cyber threat.
About Peter Morris
Peter Morris is the Chief Information Ofï¬�cer (CIO) of the Rottnest Island Authority in Fremantle, Western Australia. Peter has an extensive background in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a network architect and consultant, an ICT Manager and IT Director and as a consultant and Project Manager in management security and security systems in Australia, Asia and parts of the Middle East. His career spans more than 35 years in both the private and public sectors.
Peter holds two degrees in Applied Physics and was recently awarded a Masters Degree in international Relations by the Curtin University in Western Australia in terrorism related studies.