Managed Service Providers
Apr 30, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on simple yet practical questions that organisations should be asking their managed service providers to ensure the cyber resilience of services they provide to their organisation.
Apr 30, 2019 - This publication discusses the risks associated with cloud computing and provides guidance on suitable mitigation strategies. This publication is specifically tailored for tenants of cloud services.
Apr 30, 2019 - This publication discusses the risks associated with cloud computing and provides guidance on suitable mitigation strategies. This publication is specifically tailored for cloud service providers. First published 2014; Latest version April 2019
Apr 17, 2019 - Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre Alastair MacGibbon has issued an update for registered MSPs and those considering applying to join the Managed Service Provider Partner Program – MSP3. Registration has been extended through to 30 April 2019 and the due date for the return of the surveys is now 31 May 2019. For more information you can view the Program Update here.
Apr 17, 2019 - The Managed Service Provider Partner Program (MSP3) is designed to uplift the cyber security posture of MSPs in Australia. The program was developed in response to the global compromise of MSPs as part of the Cloud Hopper operation. MSP3 is a principles-based, 12-month industry program of engagement and information sharing that will support Australian MSPs and their customers to improve their cyber security posture.
Feb 7, 2019 - The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) urges organisations to step up efforts to protect themselves from cyber criminals, after the December quarter Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report revealed an increase in reported malicious or criminal activity. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) report found that malicious or criminal activity was the leading cause of data breaches in the quarter at 64 per cent of notifications, an increase from the previous quarter's 57 per cent.
Feb 1, 2019 - This document specifies the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) better practice principles for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). MSPs commit to these principles as a requirement of joining the ACSC Managed Service Provider Partner Program (MSP3).
Jan 18, 2019 - The global hack of ICT managed service providers, or MSPs, has affected businesses across Australia and the world. MSPs manage IT services and infrastructure for businesses of all sizes, and access their customers’ systems remotely, making them attractive targets for state actors and cybercriminals. If you use the services of an MSP, the global hack means your business may have been compromised, leaving your intellectual property and customer data, among other critical information, vulnerable.
Jan 11, 2019 - Following the global compromise of managed service providers or MSPs, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is calling on Australian businesses and individuals to be proactive in implementing better cyber security practices. While no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to prevent cyber security incidents, organisations are recommended to implement eight essential mitigation strategies as a baseline. This baseline, known as the Essential Eight, makes it much harder for adversaries to compromise systems.
Dec 21, 2018 - We have no evidence to suggest that individuals or the general public have been specifically targeted. The compromise appears to be primarily for stealing intellectual property from organisations. Organisations operating in Australia must take all reasonable steps to protect their clients from malicious cyber activity as part of their obligations under the Privacy Act. If you would like more information about how to stay safe online, visit our staysmartonline website.