​​​​ Action Plan

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This Action Plan complements the Strategy by outlining the actions the Government will take to achieve Australia’s cyber security goals by 2020:

  • Governments, business and the research community together advance Australia’s cyber security through a national cyber partnership.
  • Australia’s networks and systems are hard to compromise and resilient to cyber attacks.
  • Australia promotes an open, free and secure cyberspace by taking global responsibility and exercising international influence.
  • Australian businesses grow and prosper through cyber security innovation.
  • Australians have the cyber security skills and knowledge to thrive in the digital age.

Recognising that cyberspace constantly changes, the Government will evaluate its progress and update this Action Plan annually.


Deliver progress updates on the implementation of this Strategy.


The Government evaluates its implementation progress and updates this Action Plan annually.


Hold annual cyber security leaders’ meetings.


The Prime Minister and business leaders set the strategic cyber security agenda and drive the Cyber Security Strategy’s implementation from the top-down.


Business leaders and the Government are equipped with the information they need to make appropriate investment and business decisions on their cyber security, including a collective understanding of emerging cyber challenges.


Streamline the Government’s cyber security governance and structures.


Government responsibility for cyber security is well communicated and understood by stakeholders.


The Prime Minister appoints a Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on cyber security.


The Government’s cyber security operations are coordinated, efficient and align with strategic priorities.


The Australian Cyber Security Centre is relocated to a facility that allows the Centre to grow and enables the Government and the private sector to work more effectively together.


Sponsor research to better understand the cost of malicious cyber activity to the Australian economy.


A better understanding of the economic impact of cyber compromises to the Australian economy is developed.


Robust data is published that supports informed decision making on cyber security risk management and investment.


Robust data is published that improves the ability of organisations to consider the effectiveness of their investment in cyber security.