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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.

Australia's approach to cyber security recognises we all have a role to play in securing our digital future – citizens, businesses and government. This is a responsibility undertaken and coordinated across the Australian Government and with state and territory governments.

The Department of Home Affairs' role is to lead the development of cyber security policy for the Australian Government, including the implementation of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan. We work on cyber security threats and opportunities in Australia and overseas, including critical and emerging technology. 


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Our partners

2020 Cyber Security Strategy

On 6 September 2019, the Government released a public discussion paper calling for views to inform the development of the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy. Public consultation has concluded and we are in the process of developing Australia’s next Strategy.

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Consultation now open

We are asking for your views on the Australian Government’s proposed Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers
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