National security 2019 to 2020: Australia government budget bolsters cyber security

CANBERRA, Australia – The Australian government will spend $38.7 billion on national security with some of the money allocated to defending against cyber attacks as part of its Cyber Security Strategy. CIO reports.

Apr 4th, 2019
National security 2019 to 2020: Australia government budget bolsters cyber security
National security 2019 to 2020: Australia government budget bolsters cyber security
CANBERRA, Australia – The Australian government will spend $38.7 billion on national security with some of the money allocated to defending against cyber attacks as part of its Cyber Security Strategy. CIO reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

4 April 2019 -- In an attempt to protect government IT systems against targeted attacks and enable quick responses in the event of incidents, the Australia Cyber Security Center will deliver intelligence, cyber security and offensive operations in support of the Australian Government and Australian Defense Force (ADF).

The government will invest in the creation of cyber security ‘SPRINT teams’ and a Cyber Security Response Fund, according to a joint statement from the minister of defence, Christopher Pyne and minister of defence industry, Senator Linda Reynolds.

Defence Budget papers for 2019-20 show the department will continue to support and implement whole-of-government national security reforms and launch the new Defence Industry Security Program to protect against the threat of foreign espionage and interference.

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