Australia’s big four banks tackling cybersecurity with a team sport mentality


The chief security officers of Australia’s big four banks have likened combating cybersecurity attacks to playing a team sport.

“I think I’m not alone in saying that we see cyber as very much a team sport,” Commonwealth Bank of Australia CISO Keith Howard said during the virtual Cyber Live event on Wednesday.

“The competitors, from my perspective, is not [the other banks], it’s the attackers … at the end of the day, we’re stronger when we work across industry, across education, and also work across government as well.”

This joint security effort between the big four occurs regularly, according to National Australia Bank CSO Sandro Bucchianeri.

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