Australian government pledges 10-year, AU$1.35 billion cyber kitty

Hot on the heels of Prime Minister Scott Morrison telling the nation it was under cyber attack from an unnamed state actor, Canberra has made a AU$1.35 billion promise to Australia’s security agencies. With the funding to be spread over 10 years, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) will receive the boost under a program called the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (CESAR) package, touted as being dedicated to boosting protection and cyber resilience for all Australians.

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