cyber daily logo

Breaking news and updates daily. Subscribe to our Newsletter

Breaking news and updates daily. Subscribe to our Newsletter X facebook linkedin Instagram Instagram

Stakeholder backs government push for mandatory reporting of cyber attacks

Jacqueline Jayne, security awareness advocate at KnowBe4 APAC, has backed Home Affairs Secretary Mike Pezzullo’s call for mandatory reporting of cyber attacks.

user icon Nastasha Tupas
Thu, 27 May 2021
Stakeholder backs government push for mandatory reporting of cyber attacks
expand image

Jayne, who has over 20 years’ experience as a 'conduit between people and technology', believes that transparency is needed in order to understand the impact of cyber security incidents.

“When it comes to mandatory reporting of cyber attacks, I think it's a move in the right direction,” she said.

“We need more visibility and transparency to encourage more conversations about the actual impact and ferocity of cyber attacks or near misses.”


The importance of a robust cyber security strategy has been in the spotlight in recent months after the federal government released the nation’s International Cyber and Critical Technology Engagement Strategy in April as part of Australia’s domestic and foreign policy strategy.

Its significance was highlighted once again, after the Department of Home Affairs Secretary Mike Pezzullo told Senate estimates that mandatory reporting should be included “as an extension of the cyber security strategy.

According to Jayne, it would benefit the broader community to be aware and educated about cyber security incidents and its repercussions as it should be everyone’s responsibility.

“This would lead to more conversations and more understanding with an opportunity to educate and bring awareness of cyber security incidents to the mainstream," she added.

“Mandatory reporting on cyber incidents can provide a positive move towards collaboration.

“Data can be used as a learning opportunity so that we can share findings, share stories, and then potentially share solutions within the cyber community.”

[Related: Australian government unveils International Cyber and Critical Technology Engagement Strategy]

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

cd intro podcast

Introducing Cyber Daily, the new name for Cyber Security Connect

Click here to learn all about it
cyber daily subscribe
Be the first to hear the latest developments in the cyber industry.