Australia and other nations have the right to develop so-called cyber weapons, but international laws still apply to “cyberspace,” according to the government’s International Cyber Engagement Strategy.
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The Australian Signals Directorate’s cyber capabilities are supporting offensive operations against Islamic State (also known as Daesh), Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told parliament today during a national security statement.
The Australian Signals Directorate has commenced a recruitment campaign that will help boost the government’s offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.
Most of us can relate to the government’s plan to build 12 new submarines for A$50 billion, at least in principle. But you might be alarmed to hear the government is investing only a fraction of that amount on protecting us from cyberattacks.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has acknowledged that Australia possesses an “offensive cyber capability” that can be drawn upon when responding to attacks on the nation’s networks.
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