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Cyber security

Cyber security is important for Australia's national security, innovation, and prosperity.

Cyber security is important for Australia's national security, innovation, and prosperity. We need to keep our information safe, working as a nation to secure our networks and systems. We also support our technology industry to thrive and capitalise on the growing global need for cyber security experts, equipment and solutions.

The Department of Home Affairs leads the development of cyber security policy for the Australian Government, including the implementation of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan, and the Cyber Resilience Taskforce. We work on cyber security threats and opportunities in Australia and overseas.

Our partners include government, the private sector, academic institutions and community organisations.


Cyber Security Strategy

On 21 April 2016 the Prime Minister launched the Government's Cyber Security Strategy developed over 18 months of consultation with 190 organisations.

Read our Strategy

Join the Challenge

The Cyber Security Challenge is an annual competition run by an alliance of Australian Government, business and academic professionals.

Learn more about our iniatives.

Women in cyber security

Have an initiative or opportunity that promotes women in cyber security? Email us a short summary (up to 8 sentences).

Email us at cyber@homeaffairs.gov.au