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Commonwealth appoints new cyber security advisory board

According to the federal government, the objective of the new Expert Advisory Board is to help make Australia the world’s most secure cyber nation by 2030, overseeing the creation of the new Australian Cyber Security Strategy.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2022
Commonwealth appoints new cyber security advisory board
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Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security Clare O’Neil has appointed a new Expert Advisory Board to oversee the development of the 2023-30 Australian Cyber Security Strategy to improve Australia’s cyber resilience.

According to the minister, the objective of the new strategy is to:

  • Protect Australians and the economy through a whole-of-nation approach.
  • Protect critical infrastructure.
  • Build Australia’s sovereign capability to address cyber security threats.
  • Strengthen Australia’s international engagement.
  • Grow and sustain the nation’s cyber workforce.

Appointed to the panel are:

  • Andrew Penn, former CEO of Telstra
  • ​Air Marshal (ret’d) Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC
  • Rachael Falk, chief executive officer of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre.

“Australians have recently suffered two of the worst data breaches in our nation’s history. We must work together to counter these threats, build partnerships and set ourselves up for success,” Minister O’Neil said.

“Everyone has skin in the game when it comes to Australia’s cyber security. If you use the internet, have a smart device in your home, or have a perspective on what Australia’s cyber security should look like, I encourage you to get involved as the Expert Advisory Board seeks views throughout the strategy’s development.

“Australia should aim to be the world’s most cyber secure nation by 2030. The development of the 2023-30 Australian Cyber Security Strategy will outline the government’s long-term vision for the future of Australian cyber security, and the concrete steps required to get there.”

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