Spy game: Inside the fight to beat hackers who know no borders

“To defend a network, you have to be on the network,” one security source says. “You don’t want to be mapping and planning the defence of a network during a major attack. You want to be lawfully on the network before a 9/11-style attack occurs.”

In a speech in November at Perth’s Edith Cowan University, the powerful head of the Home Affairs Department, Mike Pezzullo, said: “We cannot, and will not, wait for a catastrophic cyber incident before we act to prevent future attacks.”

Home Affairs Department head Mike Pezzullo: We cannot, and will not, wait for a catastrophic cyber incident before we act to prevent future attacks.

Home Affairs Department head Mike Pezzullo: “We cannot, and will not, wait for a catastrophic cyber incident before we act to prevent future attacks.”Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

The more controversial aspect of the proposal would be the authorising of

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