Funding for cyber technology research

Defence is inviting research proposals from industry and universities to enhance the cyber capabilities of the Australian Defence Force.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said Australia must respond urgently to cyber threats which are becoming widespread and persistent.

“Malicious cyber activity costs Australian business and families over $1 billion every year, and malicious cyber activity from state and non-state actors is a threat to Australia’s national security,” Minister Pyne said.