The next phase of developing the 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy is underway following the closing of public submissions on the Strategy’s Expert Advisory Board
The Department of Home Affairs received over 280 submissions on the discussion paper, which articulated the lived experience of individuals, small businesses, vulnerable groups, and companies who are grappling with cyber security challenges daily.
Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security Clare O’Neil said the Strategy would set out how all areas of government will work together to protect Australians from cyber threats, with the aim of uplifting Australia’s cybersecurity capability to become the world’s most cyber secure nation by 2030.
“This Discussion Paper shows the extent of community support for a bold and ambitious strategy to boost our domestic cyber industry, work with industry leaders, and tackle cyber threats,” Minister O’Neil said.
“This process has made clear once again the massive shortcomings of the previous Government in confronting cyber threats, which are impacting millions of Australians every year.”
“The cyber threat is growing every day, as a Government we are committed to increasing Australia’s national cyber resilience and capabilities in tackling these threats, on the road to becoming a worldleader in cyber security by 2030.”
The Department will now review all submissions and identify key initiatives to be included in the 2023- 2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy, under the guidance of the Expert Advisory Board, which is chaired by former Telstra CEO Andrew Penn, and includes Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO DSC and CEO of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Rachael Falk, as members.
In addition to submissions received on the Discussion Paper, the Department and Expert Advisory Board have met with over 100 stakeholders at over 25 roundtables, summits, and other consultation events across Australia.