Some of these strategies include the use of application whitelisting to help prevent malicious software and other unapproved programs from running, patching applications such as PDF readers, Microsoft Office, Java, Flash and Web browsers, and minimising the number of users with administrative privileges.
Turner hoped the ASD would continue to publish "world class resources."
While he supported the idea of pulling all of Australia's cyber security resources under one roof with the Australia Cyber Security Centre, Turner voiced concerns about the leadership being layered too far down in the public sector bureaucracy.
"This person should be reporting straight to the Prime Minister. Australia needs to be both agile and committed to a strong cyber capability, and the role needs to be seen to have the direct backing of the PM," he said.
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