In our interconnected world, cyber security plays a vital role in keeping citizens, businesses, critical infrastructure and governments protected. Over the past several years Australia, like other nations, has had first-hand experience of the impacts of cyberattacks, driving the push for economy-wide cyber uplift.

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2023-30, released in November 2023, reflects the culmination of broad consultation, expert engagement and an understanding that cyber security is central to the prosperity and safety of our citizens, institutions and infrastructure.

auDA CEO Rosemary Sinclair AM, in collaboration with the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) is pleased to host a virtual fireside discussion with:

  • Rachael Falk, CEO of the CSCRC and member of the Minister for Home Affairs’ Cyber Strategy Expert Advisory Board
  • Hamish Hansford, Deputy Secretary of Cyber and Infrastructure Security Group and Acting National Cyber Coordinator, Department of Home Affairs
  • Brendan Dowling, Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology.

Rachael, Hamish and Brendan each played a key role in the creation of the Cyber Security Strategy and will support its implementation.

The discussion will address the Strategy’s development and key pillars, the advantages of the multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance and how it enhances the digital economy and internet security. It will include current consultations related to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (Cth), the Strategy’s implementation plan and Australia’s place as a cyber leader, regionally and globally.