Offshoring by telcos, power and water operators raising risk of foreign meddling, top official reveals | SMH

Australia’s telecommunications, electricity and water infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to foreign spies and saboteurs as companies outsource work to offshore firms that are hard to monitor, a top government official has said.

A senior official says one major Australian asset owner had inadvertently given an offshore supplier’s staff full access to their system without realising it.

Source: Offshoring by telcos, power and water operators raising risk of foreign meddling, top official reveals

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