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Australian ISPs Adopt Industry Security Standard




Australian ISPs Adopt Industry Security Standard
Australian ISPs Adopt Industry Security Standard



http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Australian-ISPs-Adopt-Industry-Security-Standard-421378/ 

By Brian Prince
eWEEK.com
2010-06-09

A new industry standard for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in 
Australia lays out how ISPs should respond to zombie computers and 
attacks on the country's critical infrastructure.

An Australian collective of technology firms has developed an industry 
code in cooperation with the country's government to help Internet 
Service Providers improve cyber-security.

The Internet Industry Association's (IIA) newly developed "icode" (PDF) 
provides a voluntary industry framework for how ISPs can respond to 
security issues affecting customers and how ISPs can go about dealing 
with the government in the event of a cyber-emergency.

In the event a computer has been infected and is being used as a zombie, 
ISPs can temporarily quarantine the customer.s service, holding them 
within a "walled garden with links to relevant resources that will 
assist them until they are able to restore the security of their 
machine," the document reads. In the case of a computer being used as a 
spam source, restrictions can be applied to outbound e-mail.

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