ISP’s key role in cyber security, says Government – September 2017

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Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan says government and the private sector must continue working together to improve Australia’s cyber security.

Mr Tehan said Internet Service Providers (ISPs) played a key role in shaping Australia’s cyber security landscape as he officially opened Telstra’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Sydney.

“The Australian Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy highlights the importance of working with the private sector to build cyber resilience to protect the Australian economy,” Mr Tehan said.

“Australia’s ISPs play a vitally important role in protecting individuals and business, particularly small to medium enterprises, from cyber attack.

“In July of this year, the Prime Minister and I met with Australia’s major telecommunications companies to discuss how government and service providers can work together to protect the community and strengthen networks to make them more robust against attacks.

“The private sector drives innovation and product development, not Government.

“Industry must be empowered to design and implement products the public want while Government can provide expert support through its commitment to information sharing.”

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