The Australian Government Cyber Security Strategy has three objectives:
- Make Australians aware of cyber risks,
- Make businesses operate secure and resilient information and communications technologies,
- Secure Australian Government information and make communications technologies resilient.
The seven Strategic priorities are:
- Improve the detection, analysis, mitigation and response to sophisticated cyber threats,
- Provide Australians with information and tools to protect themselves online,
- Partner with business to promote security and resilience,
- Protection of government ICT systems,
- Promote a secure, resilient and trusted global electronic operating environment,
- Maintain an effective legal framework and enforcement against cyber crime,
- Promote research and development of cyber security a skills.
By early 2010 the Australian Government expects to have:
- CERT Australia: with Attorney-General’s Department taking over AusCert's responsibilities. This will incorporate the Australian Government Computer Emergency Readiness Team,
- Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC): The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) will continue to provide civilian and military government agencies with cyber security assistance.