House Standing Committee on Communications
Inquiry into Cyber Crime
Terms of Reference
The Committee shall inquire into and report on the incidence of cyber-crime on consumers.
a) nature and prevalence of e-security risks including financial fraud and theft of personal information,
including the impact of malicious software such as viruses and trojans;
b) The implications of these risks on the wider economy:
- Including the growing economic and security impact of botnets.
c) Level of understanding and awareness of e-security risks within the Australian community.
d) Measures currently deployed to mitigate e-security risks faced by Australian consumers:
- Legislative and regulatory initiatives
- Cross-portfolio and inter-jurisdictional coordination
- International co-operation.
e) Future initiatives that will further mitigate the e-security risks to Australian internet users.
f) Emerging technologies to combat these risks.
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