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Australian government considers approach to cybersecurity 'world-leading'



A prime minister that understands the seriousness of cybersecurity combined with cross-government and public-private information sharing initiatives has sent Australia to the fore, according to Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor.

The Australian government considers itself to be "world-leading" when it comes to cybersecurity, with Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor telling ZDNet that Australia has the opportunity to extend its global lead to create a thriving local industry.

"You talk to other countries and we have a chance here to lead the world, it's very exciting not just so we can protect ourselves but so we can grow an industry," he said on Wednesday.

"I don't think anyone's where they wanted to be, we're all still facing risks, but I think we're in a great position I think now to deal with these risks at a speed and with a level of collaboration that very few other countries have."

To Taylor, it's important to keep abreast of the threat landscape as it changes, noting also that it helps the country has a leader in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that understands technology.

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