Microsoft has pledged AU$5 billion to improve Australia’s cybersecurity. The funding is expected to elevate the country’s digital nation status and help counter growing cyber threats and cloud malware. The announcement was made during Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s state visit to the US. The key focus is to enhance measures against the increasing frequency and complexity of cyberthreats. The collaboration is also set to involve the exchange of crucial cyberthreat intelligence.
Laurentian University is facing concerns about the impact of a cyber incident. The university’s officials are working to address the situation and ensure the security