Microsoft's investment in Australia’s cyber security

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.

For more information on this announcement, you can read the Prime Minister’s transcript and Microsoft’s announcement.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present and emerging. We also recognise Australia's First Peoples' enduring contribution to Australia's national security.

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