Purple circle outline - Not scheduled to have commencedNot scheduled to have commenced
Purple circle - ProgressProgress
Two purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressStrong Progress
Two purple circles - CompletedCompleted
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A National Cyber Partnership
1Deliver progress updates on the im-plementation of this StrategyTwo purple circles - CompletedDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
2Hold annual cyber security leaders’ meetingsTwo purple circles - CompletedDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
3Streamline the government’s cyber security governance and structuresPurple circle - ProgressDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
4Sponsor research to better under-stand the cost of malicious cyber activity to the Australian economyPurple circle outline - Not scheduled to have commencedDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Strong Cyber Defences – Detect, Deter and Respond
5In partnership with the private sector, establish a layered approach to cyber threat information sharing through:Two purple circles with one half closed - Strong Progress
  • partnerships between businesses and the government within the Australian Cyber Security Centre
Australian Cyber Security Centre
  • co-designed joint cyber threat sharing centres (initially as a pilot) in key capital cities; and
Attorney-General’s Department
  • a co-designed online information sharing portal.
Attorney-General’s Department
6Increase the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Australia’s capacityTwo purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressAttorney-General’s Department
7Boost the Government’s capacity to fight cybercrime in the Australian Crime CommissionPurple circle - ProgressAustralian Criminal Intelligence Commission
8Boost the Government’s capacity to fight cybercrime in the Australian Federal PolicePurple circle - ProgressAustralian Federal Police
9Collaborate with Australian governments to ensure law enforcement officers receive the training they need to fight cybercrime across the nationPurple circle - ProgressAustralian Federal Police and Attorney-General’s Department
10Increase the Australian Signals Directorate’s capacity to identify new and emerging cyber threats to our security and improve intrusion analysis capabilitiesPurple circle - ProgressAustralian Signals Directorate
11Strengthen Defence’s cyber security capacity and capability, through initiatives in the 2016 Defence White PaperTwo purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressDepartment of Defence
12Expand the nation’s cyber incident management arrangements and exercising programTwo purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Attorney-General’s Department
Strong Cyber Defences – Raise the Bar
13Co-design voluntary guidelines on good cyber security practicePurple circle - ProgressAttorney-General’s Department
14Continue to regularly update the Australian Signals Directorate’s Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber IntrusionsTwo purple circles - CompletedAustralian Signals Directorate
15Co-design voluntary cyber security ‘health checks’ for ASX100 listed businessesTwo purple circles - CompletedDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
16Support the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) Australia New Zealand to expand its range of cyber security servicesPurple circle - ProgressDepartment of Industry, Innovation and Science
17Support small businesses to have their cyber security tested by CREST Australia New Zealand accredited providersPurple circle - ProgressDepartment of Industry, Innovation and Science
18Improve government agencies’ cyber security through a rolling program of independent assessments of agencies’ implementation of the Australian Signals Directorate’s Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber IntrusionsPurple circle - ProgressAustralian Signals Directorate
19Improve government agencies’ cyber security through independent cyber security assessments for agencies at higher risk of malicious cyber activity that also helps those agencies address the findingsPurple circle - ProgressAustralian Signals Directorate
20Improve government agencies’ cyber security through increasing the Australian Signals Directorate’s capacity to assess government agencies’ vulnerability, provide technical security advice and investigate emerging technologiesPurple circle - ProgressAustralian Signals Directorate
21Develop guidance for government agencies to consistently manage supply chain security risks for ICT equipment and servicesPurple circle outline - Not scheduled to have commencedDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Global Responsibility and Influence
22Appoint a Cyber AmbassadorTwo purple circles - CompletedDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
23Publish an international engagement strategy on cyber securityTwo purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
24Champion an open, free and secure Internet to enable all countries to generate growth and opportunity onlineTwo purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
25Partner internationally to shut down safe havens and prevent malicious cyber activity, with a particular focus on the Indo-Pacific regionPurple circle - ProgressDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
26Build cyber capacity in the Indo-Pacific region and globally, including through public- private partnershipsPurple circle - ProgressDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Growth and Innovation
27Establish a Cyber Security Growth Network to bring together a national cyber security innovation network that pioneers cutting edge cyber security research and innovation, through the National Innovation and Science Agenda:Two purple circles - CompletedDepartment of Industry, Innovation and Science
28Boost Data61’s capacity for cyber security research, support to commercialisation of cyber security solutions, improving cyber security skills and deepening connections with international partners, through the National Innovation and Science AgendaTwo purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressDepartment of Industry, Innovation and Science
29Work with business and the research community to better target cyber security research to Australia’s cyber security challengesPurple circle - ProgressDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
30Promote Australian cyber security products and services for development and exportTwo purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressDepartment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
A Cyber Smart Nation
31Partner with Australian governments, businesses, education providers and the research community in a national effort to develop cyber security skills:Two purple circles with one half closed - Strong Progress
  • establish academic centres of cyber security excellence in universities;
Department of Education and Training
  • introduce programs for all people at all levels in the workforce to improve their cyber security skills and knowledge, starting with those in executive-level positions;
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • continue to raise awareness in schools of the core skills needed for a career in cyber security;
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • understand and address the causes of low participation by women in cyber security careers; and
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • expand the government’s annual Cyber Security Challenge Australia to a broader program of competitions and skills development.
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
32Bring together and grow public and private sector cyber security awareness programs to make the best use of combined resourcesTwo purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressAttorney-General’s Department
33Work with other countries on cyber security awareness raising programs to deliver mutually bene cial outcomesTwo purple circles with one half closed - Strong ProgressAttorney-General’s Department