Sydney based Financial Review is reporting Coalition moves to boost critical infrastructure security. The Australian government plans to give their security agencies the power to intervene in the case of a cyber-attack on essential services. The bill would direct the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to take over control of a business’s cyber defenses during a cyber-attack as a “last resort”. Though based on the premise that most ordinary businesses are not able to bring sophisticated defensive resources to bear on a such an attack, critics see a serious problem with allowing the government to take on this responsibility. As the argument over Government “control” and the definition of “essential businesses” proceeds, the scope of such an intrusive move will be highly controversial. Experts with Cyvatar and Gurucul offer perspective.