The defence industry-funded lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, has many shortcomings. But it has numerous strong points too, chief among which is its unceasing ability to spread misinformation, propaganda and heighten the fear index in society.
The global cyber security market grew by 9.7% for the first quarter of 2020 year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, but adds that this trend is unlikely to continue for the remainder of the year as IT budgets come under increasing pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
One good thing about cyber attacks on Australia is the fact that they unearth a large number of highly talented cyber security professionals who have been hiding in the shadows. Given the dearth of talent in this sector, it is indeed a welcome development.
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You are spot on, mate.