Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy

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The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Prime Minister'sForeword

This Cyber Security Strategy sets out my Government’s philosophy and program for meeting the dual challenges of the digital age—advancing and protecting our interests online.

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Australians are becomingincreasingly connected online click icons to find out more


2 in 3

Australians have social media accounts

1 in 2

Australian small and medium businesses receive payments online

By 2019, the average Australian household will have

24 devices

connected online

the market for connected home devices is expected to grow

11 fold

to 2019


of Australian small and medium businesses are online

Most Australians spend almost

1 day

online per week


of Australians will be online by 2017

Australia’s Cyber Security StrategyAt a glance


Strong cyber security is a fundamental element of our growth and prosperity in a global economy.

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The Internet based economy is growing twice as fast as the rest of the global economy.

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A national cyber

Governments, businesses and the research community together advance Australia’s cyber security.

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cyber defences

Australia’s networks and systems are hard to compromise and resilient to cyber attack.

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Global Responsibility
and influence

Australia actively promotes an open, free and secure cyberspace.

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Growth and

Australian businesses grow and prosper through cyber security innovation.

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A cyber smart

Australians have the cyber security skills and knowledge to thrive in the digital age.

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Action Plan

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

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