The Prime Minister announced Microsoft will commit $5 billion for increased cyber defence for Australia against global online threats.
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and Microsoft will collaborate to improve joint capability to identify, prevent and respond to cyber threats, through the Cyber-Shield. This partnership demonstrates the importance of government and industry collaboration to build Australia’s cyber resilience. Protecting Australians and the economy from persistent cyber threats posed by malicious actors remains a top priority for ASD and the Australian Government.
“This announcement builds on ASD’s strong partnership with Microsoft and will turbocharge our collective capacity to protect Australians in cyber space.” Rachel Noble PSM, Director-General ASD.