Achieved Phase 2018

Explore the potential for a Joint Cyber Security Centre and Cyber Growth Node

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Initiative

Scope potential to establish a joint Cyber Security Centre and a Cyber Growth Node presence in Darwin, involving the Australian Government and AustCyber.

Overview

The Australian Government is progressing joint cyber security centres in key capital cities. This involves national and state governments and local industry working together to strengthen cyber security across the nation.

AusCyber works with governments to establish Cyber Security Growth Nodes across Australia focused on research to support and grow cyber capability for key industry sectors.

The NT Government is progressing discussions with the Australian Government to set up a smaller scale joint cyber security presence and aligned cyber security growth node capacity for Darwin through regular specialist visitation, local research and advice to industry.

Benefits

The Territory will participate actively in national programs and partnerships to strengthen cyber security. This will improve protection of digital data and systems from cyber criminals, which will help to minimise business disruption, reputation damage and costs that follow cyber-attacks.

2019 progress update

Discussions are underway with the Australian Government about setting up a modified joint Cyber Security Centre in Darwin. The Joint Cyber Security Centre is likely to be supported by expert resources from Canberra providing regular presentations on emerging cyber security issues.


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