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Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy - A call for views

The Australian Government is developing our nation’s next Cyber Security Strategy as part of its commitment to protecting Australians from cyber threats. 

The new strategy will be a successor to Australia’s landmark 2016 Cyber Security Strategy, which set out the Government’s 4 year plan to advance and protect our interests online backed by a $230 million investment.

The new strategy will build on this investment to position Australia to meet the rapidly evolving cyber threat environment.

Consultation is now underway across the country to shape the new strategy’s development. We are asking for your views on the steps we can take to improve the cyber security of Australian citizens, community groups and businesses.

We have released Australia's 2020 Cyber Security Strategy - discussion paper to start the conversation. You can contribute your views by submitting a response to the questions it asks or attending an in-person event. You can also join the conversation on Twitter AuCyberStrategy.

Why we need a new strategy

Since the release of the 2016 Cyber Security Strategy, the cyber threat landscape has shifted and evolved dramatically.

The magnitude of the threats faced by Australian businesses and families has increased. They will become more acute as our society and economy become increasingly connected. As the threat evolves, so too must our response.

Who can contribute

Everyone has a role to play in cyber security – from families and the community, small businesses to large corporations and academia. We want to hear from everyone who would like to make a contribution.

Make a submission

Submit your responses to the questions it asks by using Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy - submission form.

Please provide your submissions by no later than 1 November 2019.

Summary of events

We are running a number of events to collect insights and workshop ideas across the country.

Register for a workshop near you:

18 SeptemberSydney Public Forum Register
24 SeptemberMelbourne Public Forum Register
26 SeptemberHobart Public Forum Register
2 October
Perth Public Forum Register
16 OctoberDarwin Public Forum Register
17 OctoberBrisbane Public Forum Register
22 OctoberAdelaide Public Forum Register
29 October
Canberra Public Forum Register

Related information

If you have questions, email cybersecuritystrategy@homeaffairs.gov.au.