New cyber security research centre launched

June 21, 2014

A new cyber security research centre has been launched, one dedicated to building an understanding of cyber threats and their effects.

Launched by the Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, the centre – based at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) – will bring cyber security researchers together to work on national, business and individual security.

Mr Robert explained the benefits of the new facility, and how security was becoming a paramount consideration.

"The Centre's research will cover issues such as cyber ethics, law and justice as well as those issues that affect the everyday lives of people and businesses, such as computer and network security," Mr Robert said.

He also outlined where security threats were coming from, explaining that issue-motivated groups and criminal syndicates were the among the top threats.

"We are lucky to have this centre located at ADFA where our future leaders will have access to state-of-the-art research on this significant issue," he said.

Cyber security risks continue to mount, threatening businesses, governments and institutions. Security measures such as vulnerability management are becoming increasingly necessary as a result.

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