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Submission to the Department of Home Affairs: Input to the Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy

posted on 2019-11-07, 00:00 authored by Damien ManuelDamien Manuel
Submission to the Department of Home Affairs: Input to the Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy



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Deakin University

Place of publication

[Burwood, Vic.]



Research statement

Deakin supports the Department of Home Affair’s intention to review and produce in consultation with the community, industry and academia an updated and more relevant cyber security strategy that has meaningful objectives, can easily be assessed on a yearly basis and provides cyber resilience for all Australians. While the original strategy from 2016 was a great start to improve national cyber partnerships, building stronger cyber defences, establish global responsibilities and influence, drive growth and innovation and build a cyber-smart nation, the effectiveness of the execution has been limited and the diversity and inclusiveness of wider sectors was constrained. The threat environment to Australia’s economy has exponentially increased with 1 in 3 Australians now impacted by cybercrime. Since 2003, Deakin University has been a leader in cyber security research, education and innovation in Australia. Deakin has been awarded cyber security educator of the year for three consecutive years and has a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses focused on cyber security, including combined undergraduate degrees with law and criminology. In 2020 Deakin is bringing to market an Australian first Industry Cyber Security PhD program designed to build the PhD pipeline at an executive level, but also develop highly critical business focused applied research. Deakin jointly with NTT (formally Dimension Data) supports Australia’s only dedicated cyber security start-up accelerator, CyRise, now in its third year. Deakin takes a holistic approach to cyber security, which includes Artificial Intelligence (AI), Information Technology (IT), data analytics, engineering, business and law, psychology, humanities and health as these fields directly intersect with the future of our economy. This response is guided by the Deakin values of being excellent, ethical, inclusive and sustainable.

Publication classification

A6 Research report/technical paper

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