Ransomware and malicious attacks are prevalent in our digital landscape. These attacks are targeting Universities and government agencies at home and overseas.
Malicious code prevention controls work (application control) is underway to address these threats. These controls will be installed on the Charles Sturt University Personal Computing and Server managed fleet. The controls are in line with the Australian Government’s Essential 8 Cyber Security Framework.
Application control protects against malware and ransomware executing on systems. Once implemented, only approved applications can be run and installed. Application control will apply to the personal computing and server fleet.
The application control system, and supporting processes, to be implemented will:
- Identify and control which trusted applications are in our IT environment
- Prevent unauthorised applications from executing – they may be malicious, untrusted, or simply unwanted
- Reduce the risks and costs associated with malware
- Protect against exploits of unpatched OS and third-party application vulnerabilities
- Introduce low friction processes to add approved software to the authorised white list
If you work with specialised software or software that DIT is not aware of, we will contact you as the project progresses. For more updates on application control throughout 2021, subscribe to DIT News.