The federal government has unveiled its national cyber security policy on the eve of Asia-Pacific’s largest and longest running business technology event.
IT security is high on the agenda at this year’s annual CeBIT Australia conference held at Olympic Park from May 2-4, 2016.
The government has pledged $230 million to strength defences against cyber crime.Now in its 15th year, the conference which attracts 15,000 attendees from government, enterprise, SMEs and start-ups, will educate the industry on the disruptive technologies on the market and the best practice methods to help safeguard public and private infrastructure against cyber attacks.
CeBIT organiser and Hannover Fairs Australia manager Harvey Stockbridge underlined the need to secure Australia’s online future.
“With more business providing products and services online and a strong drive for the government to transact online, the requirements to deliver secure and robust services is more important than ever before.”
“Poor cyber security is a national threat whereas a strong cyber security strategy will contribute positively to Australia’s economy,” he said.
CeBIT Australia’s aims to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage public information in a secure manner and outsmart cyber criminals.