Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan 2022


AustCyber would like to thank all of the respondents of the Digital Census 2022. The responses captured in the survey have enabled us to present detailed insights into the sector. This 2022 update to Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP) was also informed by extensive consultation with governments, the private sector and the research community in Australia and internationally.

AustCyber would like to acknowledge and thank all of those who contributed:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources
  • Australian Government Department of Home Affairs
  • BHP
  • Insurance Australia Group
  • (ISC)2
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • QBE Insurance Group
  • Toll Group
  • Trustwave
  • The University of Queensland
  • Westpac

About AustCyber

AustCyber’s mission is to support the development of a vibrant and globally competitive Australian cyber security sector. In doing so, we will enhance Australia’s future economic growth in a digitally enabled global economy. AustCyber exists to grow Australia's cyber security ecosystem, export our cyber security to the world, and make Australia the leading centre for cyber education.

In 2021, AustCyber joined the Stone & Chalk Group, together focusing on creating the next generation of cyber-secure emerging tech companies, to drive Australia's economy into the next decade and beyond.

AustCyber is part of the Australian Government's Industry Growth Centres Initiative, which aims to tap new sources of economic growth by maximising the country's competitive advantage in six knowledge-driven, high-value sectors.

AustCyber has been leading significant efforts to accelerate and sustain Australia's cyber security sector, including vital activities to counter the challenges highlighted in Chapter 3. And continues to contribute to the sector's strategic goals for growth by 2023, by promoting research, innovation and commercialisation; establishing robust export pathways for Australian capabilities; and implementing a national platform for skills development and workforce growth.

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