Australians detail cybersecurity strategy

Australian attorney general sets out plans for security agencies to protect internet users from attack

Australian attorney general Robert McClelland launched an in-depth national cybersecurity strategy on Monday, supported by a new Computer Emergency Response Team to rival the existing AusCert.

The strategy sets down war plans for Australian spy and policing agencies to protect Australian internet users in response to the 2008 E-Security Review.

"Our cybersecurity strategy details Australian government arrangements to defend economic institutions, critical infrastructure, government agencies, businesses and home users from cyber threats," McClelland said in a statement.

For the full story, see Govt sets up new Cert on ZDNet Australia.


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