Cyber security

Cyber security is one of Australia’s top national security priorities.

Australia’s information and communications technologies underpin every aspect of our modern lives, including the operation of critical infrastructure and the continuity of essential services.

As a result, cyber security and the resilience of our critical infrastructure are inherently linked.

The Australian Government’s inaugural Cyber Security Strategy has the explicit aim of maintaining a secure, resilient and trusted electronic operating environment that supports Australia’s national security and maximises the benefits of the digital economy.

The strategy and brochure are available from the Attorney-General's Department website.

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CERT Australia

CERT Australia is Australia’s national computer emergency response team (CERT) and is integral to the Cyber Security Strategy.

CERT Australia is the Australian Government’s primary mechanism for engaging with the private sector on cyber security and works with, and provides advice to, the owners and operators of systems of national interest, including critical infrastructure.

It provides targeted advice and assistance to enable the owners and operators of critical infrastructure and other systems of national interest to defend their systems from sophisticated electronic cyber attacks.

It is also the initial point of contact for cyber security incidents impacting upon Australian networks.

More information about CERT Australia is available from the CERT Australia website