Top 35 Mitigation Strategies Updated

The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) of the Australian Department of Defence have released an October 2012 update to their Top 35 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions.

The NCSC sees similar targeted attack patterns, to those DSD have observed in Australia, here in New Zealand.

There are no new entries on the list this year, but the ranking of some items has changed to reflect the most recent data available (including efforts to mitigate intrusions based on previous iterations of this list).

While mitigation action cannot prevent all malicious activity, the effectiveness of implementing the Top 4 Strategies on the list remains significant.

The latest release of the Top 35 Mitigation Strategies can be found here, along with further advice from DSD on mitigation techniques