cyber security policy

Policy report

Spare the costs, spoil the bad state actor: deterrence in cyberspace requires consequences
1 Jun 2018

Cyberattacks initiated by nation states have become the new normal, and countries including Australia have struggled with the challenge of how to respond to them. Far too often they’re considered a low priority. This paper offers a way forward, presenting a framework for deterrence -...

Strategy

1 May 2018

The aim of this document is to outline Australia’s current national security science and technology priorities and coordination of efforts, to best take advantage of investment in science and technology and address gaps in immediate and future national security capability.

Briefing paper

10 Apr 2018

For Australia, both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities are now an essential component of our nation’s military arsenal, and a necessary step to ensure that we keep up with global players.

Report

2 Mar 2018

This report found there is no whole-of-government capability to detect and respond effectively to cyber security incidents. There is very limited sharing of information on incidents amongst agencies, and some agencies have poor detection and response practices and procedures.

Report

12 Dec 2017

This report assesses the national approach of Asia–Pacific countries to the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace, taking a holistic approach that assesses governance and legislation, law enforcement, military capacity and policy involvement, and business and social engagement in cyber policy and security issues.

Report

10 Oct 2017

The 2017 threat report includes insights into how the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) works and highlights some of the ways in which we have both proactively and reactively responded to cyber threats.

Strategy

4 Oct 2017

This resource outlines Australia's cyber affairs agenda for the next three years, with the hope of creating the environment for digital trade to generate economic growth and opportunities for Australia.

Briefing paper

4 May 2017

This paper offers recommendations for the development of Australia’s national cyber information sharing system.

Journal article

16 Mar 2017

This article argues that the Australian Depertment o Defence needs to urgently conduct operationally-focused cyber-survivability trials that leverage its alliance with the United States.

Research report

12 Oct 2016

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report continues to reflect the experience, focus, and mandates of the ACSC's member organisations. This report provides an insight into what the centre has been seeing, learning, and responding to, focusing on specific areas of change or new...

Research report

14 Jun 2016

A fundamental shift is occurring in the management of cyber risk. The idea that cyberattacks are increasingly likely—and perhaps inevitable—is beginning to take hold among executives and boards. Business leaders are realizing that we have interconnected our world mostly using technologies designed for sharing information,...

Article

27 Apr 2016

This article is an opinion piece published by The Interpereter - Lowy Institute for International Policy. It was written shortly after the Australia's new cyber security policy was released in April 2016. The piece discusses the disadvantage of having the strategy's deliverables portioned into six...

Book

28 Feb 2013

What, exactly, is “National Cyber Security”? The rise of cyberspace as a field of human endeavour is probably nothing less than one of the most significant developments in world history. Cyberspace already directly impacts every facet of human existence including economic, social, cultural and...