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Microsoft strikes cybercrime agreement with ACMA

Brian Karlovsky | May 14, 2014
The Australian Communication and Media Authority have formed an alliance with Microsoft to fight cybercrime.

"This really is a combined effort of smart people using smart computers. And it's having a big impact.

"In April alone, this machine learning approach processed 1.8 million unique files, directly leading to rapid responses that prevented malware infections on 250,000 computers worldwide."

Kavanagh said real-time exchange of information was essential to keep Australians safe online.

"The AISI, which has operated since 2005, is recognised globally for its work in sharing threat information with local Internet Service Providers (ISPs)," he said.

"This information enables ISPs to reach out and help their customers to rid their computing devices of threats.

"The C-TIP program will complement the AISI's existing work by providing more real-time visibility of infected computer systems in Australia.

"We are thrilled to work with the ACMA on this important initiative."


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