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Australian government releases Cyber Security Strategy

The Australian government has set out the key principles of a new national Cyber Security Strategy. The Strategy explains why the Internet is now a critical infrastructure asset and addresses how it can be better protected. It also shows how individuals, businesses, governments and the nation can become more resilient to malicious cyber activity. 

The Cyber Security Strategy will deliver improved cyber security for Australia through 33 new initiatives, supported by over $230 million in funding. These will help provide:

  • A national cyber partnership between government, researchers and business, including regular meetings to strengthen leadership and tackle emerging issues.
  • Strong cyber defences to better detect, deter and respond to threats and anticipate risks.
  • Global responsibility and influence including working with international partners through a new Cyber Ambassador and other channels to champion a secure, open and free Internet while building regional cyber capacity to crack down on cyber criminals and shut safe havens for cybercrime.
  • Growth and innovation including by helping Australian cyber security businesses to grow and prosper, nurturing home-grown expertise to generate jobs and growth.
  • A cyber smart nation by creating more Australian cyber security professionals by establishing Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence in universities and fostering skills throughout the education system.

To read the strategy visit 

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