UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has agreed a new Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership with Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne.
The agreement seeks to strengthen global technology supply chains, ensure the UK’s positive technology vision and to tackle malign actors who attempt to disrupt cyber-space.
The new agreement includes provisions to build greater resilience to ransomware among Indo-Pacific nations and sharpen legal sanctions against cyberattackers. It will also deepen practical co-operation on ensuring technology standards reflect the two countries’ shared values.
UK Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, said: “As champions of freedom and democracy, the UK and Australia are hard-headed in defending our values and challenging unfair practices and malign acts.
“In the battlegrounds of the future, cutting edge technologies will be crucial in the fight against malign cyberactors who threaten our peace and security.
“That’s why today, the UK and Australia have agreed a new cyber and technology partnership to ensure that liberal democracies shape the technology rules of tomorrow.”
Signed by Truss in Sydney during her visit to Australia, the agreement will also support development of a ‘network of liberty’ that will deter cyberattacks before they happen and call out malign actors who perpetrate the acts.Click below to share this article