Ironically, as ZDNet tested the site and as shown below, it was found that while the notice was shown to users of text-based browser lynx, the content of the page was still served up to them.
After reaching out for an explanation of the situation, the ACSC told ZDNet that its use of JavaScipt was consistent with the advice in the Australian Signals Directorate’s Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents Mitigation Details document.
It would appear ACSC is not helping the ASD’s ideal.
Although we did not test it, the take away would seem to be that if you were deep in a concrete bunker data centre that doubled as a mobile phone reception blocker and wanted to report a cyber incident from a server, one would need to spark up a full desktop experience.
In September, ACSC said it receives reports of cybercrime once every 10 minutes.
A month later at Senate Estimates, the ACSC fessed up to the worst kept secret in Australian cybersecurity circles — that it had two speakers dumped from CyberCon in early October.
“I made that decision,” ACSC chief Rachel Noble told Senate Estimates at the time.
“The advice that I made the decision on, was a proposal for Dr Dreyfus and Mr Drake to … have a panel with Edward Snowden that was the first proposal. At that point my judgement was based on, I guess, a reputation of all of those speakers that they are known public advocates for unauthorised disclosure or the leaking of classified information outside of legitimate whistleblowing or lawful whistleblowing schemes.”
Noble added the talks were not “consistent with the objectives of the conference which was actually about cybersecurity and helping Australians raise their awareness and technical knowledge about cybersecurity issues”, and could express views not in line with Australian law, processes, and values.
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