The Australian Government has recently released its Cyber Security Strategy 2020. As part of our series exploring the new strategy, this blog looks at the implications on cyber skills for businesses and government moving forward.
Cyber skills are critical for the future of Australia. The Australian Government’s Cyber Strategy 2020 rightly emphasises this importance, with a range of sensible mechanisms to broaden and deepen the cyber skills held by Australia’s workforce. But the strategy stops short of defining what is meant by skills and knowledge, and who among the Australian workforce is a target for this education push.
Cyber awareness is simply a common-sense safety. A framework with minimum standards needs to be created and adopted across all industries and for all individuals. By putting basic cyber security knowledge on the national agenda, cyber skills will no longer only be the realm of security professionals.