With cybercrime in Australia, now costing more than $1 billion per year, organisations, including Government, are facing increasing challenges to meet compliance requirements, continually improve security and prevent unauthorised access to high risk or sensitive information and services.
According to the National Plan to Combat Cybercrime ‘A range of government agencies are involved in responding to different aspects of cybercrime in Australia. Under current arrangements, State and Territory agencies have primary responsibility for cybercrime that targets individuals, businesses and government systems in their jurisdictions. Commonwealth agencies have primary responsibility for cybercrime directed at critical infrastructure, systems of national interest and Commonwealth Government systems’.
Internal users and citizens are demanding security of their identity and information but expect a convenient, secure and easy-to-use service. Where two-factor authentication is provided it is often cumbersome, expensive to manage and does not scale to public deployment. As a result, Government has to balance citizen’s demands while meeting their security and compliance requirements.