The Australian Government released Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020


The Australian Cyber Security Strategy 2020 will invest $1.67 billion over 10 years to achieve our vision of creating a more secure online world for Australians, their businesses and the essential services upon which we all depend. It will be delivered through:

  • Action by governments to strengthen the protection of Australians, businesses and critical infrastructure from the most sophisticated threats.
  • Action by businesses to secure their products and services and protect their customers from known cyber vulnerabilities.
  • Action by the community to practice secure online behaviours and make informed purchasing decisions.

The Australian Cyber Security Strategy 2020 replaces Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy.

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The Australian Cyber Security Strategy 2020 was informed by extensive consultation. Between September 2019 and February 2020 the DoHA met with more than 1,400 people from across the country in face-to-face consultations, including workshops, roundtables and bilateral meetings.215 written submissions were received in response, with 156 public and have been published.

The Minister for Home Affairs also established an Industry Advisory Panel to provide strategic advice to support the development of the Australian Cyber Security Strategy 2020. The Industry Advisory Panel has released its final report available at 2020 Cyber Security Strategy Industry Advisory Panel.