Cyber defense soar: Unpacking strategy 2023-2030 (Phase two 2026-2028)

February 12, 2024
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TLDR:

  • The Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy 2023-2030 has entered its second phase, which will focus on scale, maturity, and resilience.
  • Phase two will involve investment in cybersecurity measures, fostering a diverse workforce, and building partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Future technology investments and considerations include AI-driven security solutions, blockchain for security, quantum computing security, and 5G network security services.

The Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy 2023-2030 has entered its second phase, with a focus on scale, maturity, and resilience. This phase will build upon the foundations laid in the first phase and accelerate their implementation, impacting both society and organizational resilience. The government recognizes the need for coordination and complex partnerships across departments, the public and private sectors, and the business environment.

Growing the cybersecurity sector is a key aspect of phase two. This involves fostering innovation and growth within the industry, as well as investing in new technologies and implementing advanced cybersecurity measures. Developing a diverse and skilled cyber workforce is also a priority, laying the foundation for strong security professional pipelines.

Phase two will also involve embracing technologies and innovations that are currently in development or in their early stages. This includes leveraging AI and machine learning-driven security solutions, utilizing blockchain for security, preparing for quantum-resistant cryptography in the age of quantum computing, and addressing unique challenges in 5G network security services and IoT device security.

Other technology investments and considerations for phase two include implementing security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) solutions, offering extended detection and response (XDR) services, building security solutions for augmented and virtual reality environments, securing edge computing environments, implementing privacy-enhancing technologies, developing security frameworks for autonomous systems, and utilizing digital twins for cybersecurity.

Organizations across the private and public sectors can prepare for phase two by investing in cybersecurity measures, fostering a diverse cyber workforce, and building strong relationships with partners and stakeholders. By taking these steps now, organizations can be better prepared to respond to future cyber threats and challenges.

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