Issue No 9:  3 April 2017



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Submission on the Development of an International Cyber Engagement Strategy

Communications Alliance has made a submission in response to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade request for comments regarding the development of Australia’s inaugural International Cyber Engagement Strategy.

In its submission Communications Alliance noted that:

  • A cyber engagement strategy is (or ought to be) almost inevitably international in nature given the cross-border nature of data and increasing globalization;
  • Individual elements of a cyber engagement strategy, including those pertaining to cyber security, ought to flow out of an international strategy that takes into account and attempts to align with the approaches taken by Australia’s key trading partners where feasible;
  • A cyber engagement strategy is not equivalent to a cyber security strategy. A cyber engagement strategy encompasses the best possible use of and the stimulation of continuous innovation in the use of such systems with the aim of maximising economic and social benefit;
  • The Australian cyber security landscape is characterised by a wide diversity of Government departments and agencies with partly overlapping and intersecting interest in or portfolio responsibilities relating to cyber security. This complexity may impede the development of an effective international cyber engagement strategy;
  • Any cyber framework ought to centre around the creation of a cyber-literate nation;
  • The creation of inter-jurisdictional frameworks, standards and improved international cooperation, including the enforcement of any frameworks, will be key to the maximisation of the economic and social benefits and the minimisation of security risks that the cyber space brings with it; and
  • Given the proliferation of the IoT, device security and the concept of ‘security by design’ will need to be significantly improved.

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CeBIT 2017

When: 23 – 25 May 2017
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