Australia, US sign cyber security deal
“AUSTRALIA and the United States have formalised closer relations on cyber security that will allow for greater sharing of information.
Attorney-General Nicola Roxon signed the statement of cooperation with the US Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano during a visit to Washington this week.
The new agreement will increase collaboration between the two nations on critical infrastructure, especially digital control systems.
More information will be shared on operational cyber security issues and among cyber incident response teams.
“Countries everywhere are increasingly reliant on critical infrastructure such as telecommunications, which enable online activities that contribute to global commerce and trade and play an increasingly important role in national security,” Ms Roxon said in a statement today.”
Source: The News Australia