Revealed: Australia’s new cyber security strategy.How the government plans to make the country a “cyber smart nation”.


The federal government will lean heavily on the private sector to help it deliver its long-awaited national cyber security policy and initiatives like voluntary infosec health checks for businesses and joint threat sharing centres in capital cities. iTnews can exclusively reveal the policy, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, will contain five key pillars intended to help Australia grow by embracing disruptive technologies from a secure footing in all areas of the economy. The 46-page strategy, sighted by iTnews, is the first update to Australia’s national cyber security policy since 2009. Businesses and government agencies have been awaiting the updated document since late 2014, when then-PM Tony Abbott announced a review of the ageing strategy.