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Introduction

In this short guide, we review the top four mitigation strategies identified by the Australian Department of Defense as essential for over-coming cyber threats, with practical advice on how to best implement these mitigation techniques.

The Australian Government's Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) also known as the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) maintains a highly regarded strategy paper providing advice to defend against cyber attacks.

The list of 35 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions is informed by the ASD's experience in operational cyber security. This includes responding to serious cyber incidents, performing vulnerability assessments and penetration testing for Australian government agencies.

This guide is one of the first security advisories developed using real-world attack data from public and private organizations.