Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan said Australia was a more cyber secure nation on the one-year anniversary of the Government launching its Cyber Security Strategy.
Mr Tehan said six Strategy initiatives had already been completed with a further 11 well progressed.
“The Government’s priority is to protect our national security and ensure every Australian has the highest cyber security protection,” Mr Tehan said.
“We have put cyber security on the national agenda and have encouraged governments, businesses and individuals to work together to strengthen our cyber security.
“Cyber threats must be taken seriously and we all must take action to ensure our cyber security.
“We opened the first Joint Cyber Security Centre in Brisbane to allow our cybercrime-fighting agencies to tackle common threats under one roof – with more centres to open in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth this year.
“We are also investing $39 million to relocate and refurbish the Australian Cyber Security Centre at a new hub in Canberra that will bring together Government agencies, business and academia to share information and counter cyber threats.
“The Government also recognises that cyber security offers incredible opportunities, with the Australian cyber security industry predicted to triple in size over the next decade, with revenues soaring to $6 billion by 2026, from around $2 billion today.
“We are well on the way to developing the next generation of home-grown cyber enterprises through initiatives such as the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) and Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence.
“A world-class cyber security industry will generate business growth and create career opportunities for Australians.”
For more information on the one-year anniversary of the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, visit the Cyber Security website.