A national cyber partnership

A national cyber partnership

Cyber Security Cyber Security Strategy
Monday, January 16, 2017

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Cross-sectoral partnerships are essential for strong national cyber security and last year we have continued to develop our cyber partnerships across governments, industry and academia.

In April, Prime Minister Turnbull hosted an industry roundtable focussed on leadership, partnership and innovation. Soon after, the first of a series of dialogues was held by Minister Tehan, and these will continue into 2017.

Since the launch of the Strategy, our team has participated in over 200 industry meetings, panels and conferences – gaining invaluable insights from a range of sectors.

To streamline the government’s cyber security governance and better link policy, operational and international engagement, three new appointments were made:

Additionally, the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (PM&C) stood up a Cyber Security Board. Chaired by the Secretary of PM&C, the board’s role is to provide leadership and drive the strategic direction for cyber security across the Australia Government.

The year culminated in cyber security featuring on the agenda at the Council of Australian Governments, signalling increased cooperation between the Commonwealth, states and territories.

“Public confidence relies on a trust that the appropriate security measures are taken by government, business and individuals all working together.”

– Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Assistant Minister Tehan, inaugural speech to the National Press Club.