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Senior Defence figure raises concerns about future cyber attacks — and the scenario costing him sleep

One of Australia’s senior military figures says the threat of cyber attacks against the nation’s infrastructure and military networks is on the rise.

Major General Marcus Thompson leads the Information Warfare Division, which was set up in mid-2017 with the aim of providing both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities.

In his first media major interview, he told the ABC the job of protecting Australia from serious cyber threats was only becoming more challenging.