Australia

About Australia

Focus on specific topics
  • CERT capacity
  • Reform of legal frameworks to combat cyber crime
  • Public awareness raising about the cyber threats
Main recurrent cyber-related events organized by Australia
Website URL

DFAT Cyber Affairs

Dr Tobias Feakin is Australia's inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs. He leads Australia's whole‑of‑government international engagement to advance and protect Australia's national security, foreign policy, economic, trade, and development interests in the internet and in cyberspace. 

Australian Cyber Security Centre

The ACSC leads Australian efforts to collect and analyse threats to critical networks and infrastructure, develop shared situational awareness across a broad set of partners and stakeholders, and leads the national response to cyber security.

CERT Australia

CERT Australia (the CERT) is Australia’s national computer emergency response team and is the primary point of contact for cyber security issues affecting major Australian businesses.

CERT Australia provides advice on cyber threats and vulnerabilities to the owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure and other systems of national interest.

Stay Smart Online

Stay Smart Online provides topical, relevant and timely information on how home internet users and small businesses can protect themselves from, and reduce the risk of cyber security threats such as software vulnerabilities, online scams, malicious activities, and risky online behaviours.

Contact details

peter.brooks@dfat.gov.au

francine.winnett@dfat.gov.au

Relevant documents

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy - First Annual Update

Australia participates in the following GFCE intiative: