ACMA will launch its Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) online portal on Friday 28 November in a free live webcast to industry and the public.
The AISI has been collecting and collating information that indicates malware activity since 2005, and ACMA’s Internet Security Programs Manager, Julia Cornwell McKean, says the portal is the next generation of the AISI, which partners with industry to identify infected devices on the internet.
Cornwell McKean said ACMA uses the information collected through the portal to provide details to the AISI’s voluntary participants – internet service providers and educational institutions – of apparent infections in their networks.
The live webcast of the AISI portal next week will be led by Cornwell McKean, who will talk about the ACMA’s suite of internet security programs, including the AISI.
Cornwell McKean will also explain how the new portal can be used by internet service providers to help consumers identify compromised devices and rid them of malware.
The launch will include the premiere of a new video that highlights the malware threat faced by Internet users.
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