Turnbull government promises new cyber security centres

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Turnbull government promises new cyber security centres

The Federal government plans to fight back against cyber threats with two new initiatives.

Dan Tehan, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, announced that the government would soon launch several Joint Cyber Security Centres.

He said the role of the centres would be “drive information sharing about cyber threats and mitigation strategies across business and government”.

Tehan also revealed that the Federal government would establish a Cyber Security Growth Centre.

It will build a national network to “drive cyber security innovation and unlock greater commercial opportunities for Australian companies”, according to Tehan.

“Taking action to ensure Australia’s cyber security is in our economic and national security interests, and government, business and individuals all have a role to play,” he added.

Earlier this week, Tehan officially opened Verizon’s new Canberra-based cyber security centre.

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