In late 2019 the Australian government tasked industry to provide thought leadership input for its four-year 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.
OCSC’s Director of Research, Associate Professor Carsten Rudolph and the Head of Department for Software Systems and Cybersecurity in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University answered the call out for the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy with the OCSC submission focusing on key elements that impact upon effective cyber security policy and program delivery and responsiveness to issues raised in the discussion paper. The submission was not exhaustive as its purpose was to highlight areas of most urgency, and further highlight the OCSC’s established capability to effectively support and assist the government with its policy agenda.
On 21 July 2020 the Australian government released the Industry Advisory Panel’s final report referencing 60 recommendations that strongly suggest key and critical areas of the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.
The 60 recommendations in the report were wide ranging, indicative of the breadth of thought leadership submissions, operational modelling and perspectives and with the following recommendation in sync with OCSC’s capabilities: