Fed govt releases new cybersecurity reports

Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

Fed govt releases new cybersecurity reports

The federal government has released two new reports that aim to make Australia a world leader in cybersecurity.

The Cyber Security Industry Roadmap and the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network’s (AustCyber’s) Sector Competitiveness Plan annual update set out clear steps on how Australian businesses and workers can be given the best chance to flourish in the industry, which is already driving significant jobs and investment.

The global cybersecurity market is expected to be worth US$250 billion by 2026 and the government is committed to ensuring Australia can build its cybersecurity.

The two new reports were launched by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews.

“The roadmap investigates how cybersecurity can enable our technology growth industries to seize business opportunities, and what actions and research priorities we will need to better take advantage of this burgeoning industry and the jobs it will generate for many Australians,” Andrews said.

Meanwhile, the AustCyber plan incorporates the views of the cybersecurity industry and universities as well as the government, and confirmed that improving the cyber skills and education pathways of Australians are critical to expanding our cybersecurity sector.

Earlier this year the government launched two new tertiary qualifications, in order to create more skills-based cybersecurity professionals to capitalise on this growing industry.

The government is committed to growing a stronger and more competitive Australian cybersecurity sector, as it will underpin the future digital evolution of every Australian industry, lead to more jobs and help keep the economy strong.

“This is about building an industry that creates jobs and opportunity for Australians both now and into the long-term future,” Andrews said.

The Cyber Security Industry Roadmap is available at https://www.austcyber.com/resources/industryroadmap.

The updated Sector Competitiveness Plan is available at https://www.austcyber.com/resources/sector-competitiveness-plan.

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