The Federal Government has opened the Australian Cyber Security Centre new headquarters in Canberra, a purpose-built facility at the heart of the capital.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, said the centre helped to significantly enhance Federal Government's capacity to grow Australia’s cyber resilience in partnership with industry, businesses, universities, not-for-profit organisations and governments.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre forms a critical hub for the Joint Cyber Security Centres located in all capital cities, which facilitate partnerships between more than 150 organisations across private and public sectors.
“The new Australian Cyber Security Centre will draw on the expertise from the ICT community, law enforcement, defence, universities and security agencies, as well as international partners, to increase the skills and capabilities needed to protect and defend our interests,” Turnbull said in a statement.
The centre will be the central hub for all Australians in regards to cyber security information, advice and assistance, featuring global monitoring capability, equipped with advanced cyber threat detection and 24/7 warning systems.
Furthermore, the centre will particularly focus on delivering the government’s cyber security priorities based on three critical areas such as providing cyber security advice and assistance to businesses and the community; prevent and disrupt offshore cyber-enabled crime and protect Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)'s specialised tools.
Additionally, a new cyber.gov.au website will also replace a number of government cyber security websites and services, including ACORN and acsc.gov.au.
Gartner recently revealed that security spending in Australia is expected to reach $3.9 billion in 2019, growing 9.8 per cent.