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Cyber Security Policy Division

Department of Home Affairs



Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy set out Government’s plan to strengthen our cyber
resilience and security. The Strategy, backed by a $230 million investment, built Australia’s
cyber security foundations and raised national awareness of online threats.

But despite making strong progress against the goals set in 2016, the threat environment has changed significantly and we need to adapt our approach to improve the security of business and the community.

For the Strategy to be successful, we need to develop and deliver it in partnership with the Australian community. This discussion paper seeks views from all Australians about how to grow Australia’s cyber security and future prosperity. Cyber security affects us all and we are seeking views from small, medium and large businesses, industry bodies, academia, advocacy groups, not for profits, government agencies, community groups and members of the public.