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Plan to boost Australia’s cyber security capability

20 April 2017

Joint media release with the Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, the Hon Dan Tehan MP

A new industry-led strategy released today will position Australia as an innovative and trusted source of cyber security capability to organisations both domestically and around the world.

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos, said the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan, launched today, will help Australia’s cyber security solutions sector realise its full potential in a rapidly growing global market – expected to be worth US$170 billion by 2020.

“The plan highlights the great capabilities we can leverage into the future, and immediate improvements to processes and structures that will help us to capture opportunities that come with the growing domestic and global need for cyber security solutions,” Minister Sinodinos said.

“Australia is home to some amazing talent, but our cyber security sector is small. We need to grow the sector, scale up its activities and find ways to collaborate effectively in order for our country to make its mark in this global field.

“The plan sets out how we can realise this vision, but it’s important to stress it’s not just for the Growth Network or the government to act on.

“Growing an Australian cyber security sector that is agile, innovative and globally competitive will involve support for the plan and collaboration by everyone in the cyber security ecosystem.”

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan said the sector competitiveness plan was another key milestone achieved in the week that celebrates the first anniversary of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy.

“The Government has made cyber security a priority because it is central to ensuring our national security,” Mr Tehan said.

“Being a leader in cyber security will also provide opportunities for business to expand and innovate and for Australians to forge careers in the growing cyber security sector.

“The Sector Competitiveness Plan launched today aligns with the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy and will help form a roadmap for Australia to seize the opportunities of being a leader in cyber security.” 

Interested parties can register their details with the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network and download the Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan at www.acsgn.com

Media contacts:

Minister Sinodinos' office 02 6277 7070

Minister Tehan's office 02 6277 7820