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Australian federal courts to review endpoint detection and response

Australia’s federal courts have announced that they will be conducting a review of their endpoint detection and response (EDR) technology.

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Thu, 02 May 2024
Australian federal courts to review endpoint detection and response
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As part of the Federal Court of Australia’s cyber security program, which was announced in 2022, the Federal Court is evaluating its use of BlackBerry’s Cylance EDR and may consider other options, including BlackBerry CylancePROTECT and CylanceGUARD, Microsoft Defender and Splunk’s EDR or XDR.

The federal courts have said that in line with changing threats, the review will evaluate whether or not the current solutions are optimal, and to find “recommendations for additional or alternative solutions that may help strengthen these controls,” according to a federal courts spokesperson speaking with ITNews.

“As solutions evolve and change over time, along with attacks and attackers, any improvements will aim to protect and defend against current and anticipated threats.”


Outlined in its 2022–2033 corporate plan, this latest consideration is part of a four-year plan to bolster cyber security protections, covering areas such as the “Essential Eight and endpoint protection and management of third-party risks”, according to the plan.

Additionally, the federal courts intend to bolster cyber security by mandating that all staff use a single management solution for identity and access and reducing the number of “measured vulnerabilities”.

“The federal courts see management of cyber risk as a high priority and foundational to our ability to operate in a high-threat environment,” added the spokesperson.

“Cyber security controls, including endpoint protection software, are a key component to mitigate risk consistent with the courts’ ICT strategy.”

The program aims to meet its goals by 2026

Daniel Croft

Daniel Croft

Born in the heart of Western Sydney, Daniel Croft is a passionate journalist with an understanding for and experience writing in the technology space. Having studied at Macquarie University, he joined Momentum Media in 2022, writing across a number of publications including Australian Aviation, Cyber Security Connect and Defence Connect. Outside of writing, Daniel has a keen interest in music, and spends his time playing in bands around Sydney.

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