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[ISN] Reserve Bank toughens protection against DDoS
By Andrew Colley
February 07, 2012
AUSTRALIA'S central bank has moved to bolster its resistance to a form
of cyber attack that has become an increasing menace to financial
institutions in recent months.
The Reserve Bank of Australia late last week invited computer security
providers to help prevent it falling prey to so-called distributed
denial of service, or DDoS, attacks.
In a tender briefing statement published on the Commonwealth AusTender
system last Friday, the Reserve Bank wrote: "The RBA is increasingly
reliant on its presence on the internet, both for the retrieval of
information and the provision of services to outside customers across
"Whilst existing firewall and other security controls provide protection
against penetration threats, they are not able to safeguard the RBA
against distributed denial of service attacks designed to interrupt the
bank's connection to the internet."
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