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Putting Australia's cyber security on the global stage



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THE HON STEVE CIOBO

MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT

THE HON ANGUS TAYLOR MP MINISTER FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CYBER SECURITY

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

PUTTING AUSTRALIA’S CYBER SECURITY ON THE GLOBAL STAGE

14 April 2018

A delegation of more than 60 cyber security industry leaders will put Australian expertise on the global stage in a visit to the United States that will build transnational partnerships to fight cybercrime.

Led by the Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor, the delegation aims to advance Australia’s technology and cyber security industries.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo said Australia was well positioned to become a global leader in the burgeoning cyber security industry.

“A strong innovation culture, excellence in research and development, robust regulation and supportive government policies all increase Australia’s appeal as a location to develop and test new cyber security solutions,” Mr Ciobo said.

“There are huge opportunities to grow Australia’s industry over the next decade and this visit to the US is designed to help unlock some of that potential.”

Minister Taylor said the delegation aims to ensure that Australia becomes an international hub for cyber security innovation and investment.

“This delegation builds on Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy to develop closer international partnerships, grow the domestic cyber security market, and direct investment to ensure Australian companies receive the support they need to tackle global cyber security challenges,” Mr Taylor said.

“With the growth of new technologies, including data analytics and Internet of Things, comes new cyber threats, so we need to ensure our technology and expertise to fight cybercrime is more sophisticated than ever before.”

Organised by Austrade and the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber), the delegation includes expertise across a range of solutions, including quantum encryption, endpoint protection and threat intelligence.

The delegation will attend from 16 to 20 April the RSA Conference in San Francisco, the world’s largest cyber security event, and promote their products to investors and potential partners.

Delegates will be joined by five cyber security startups undertaking residency at the San Francisco Landing Pad, part of the Turnbull Government’s program assisting Australian entrepreneurs.

A smaller delegation will also travel to Washington DC for defence industry meetings.

Recognising strong cyber security as a foundation for economic growth and prosperity, the Turnbull Government launched the National Cyber Security Strategy in 2016, outlining initiatives to support innovation, grow businesses, promote exports and ensure research and development efforts match industry needs.

Media Contact:

Alicja Rudz 0481 907 178 (Minister Taylor) Valeria Cheglov 0438 494 351 (Minister Ciobo)