Today, the Foreign Minister launched Australia’s inaugural International Cyber Engagement Strategy. It sets out Australia’s ambitious cyber affairs agenda for the next three years. As Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, I will lead Australia’s international cyber engagement. I will ensure our efforts are comprehensive and coordinated, and founded on partnership with the private sector.

Australia has achieved great success in a world underpinned by US leadership, economic openness and global rules. That world appears to be under pressure. But I believe it is not broken.

There is rarely an occasion now when the big international relations issue of the day doesn’t contain a cyber component. Cyber issues have moved from being perceived as a technical, low priority matter to one of strategic importance.