Macquarie Government, part of Macquarie Telecom Group (has welcomed the Albanese Government’s release of the public version of the Defense Strategic Review (DSR) as the strongest indication yet of the importance of cybersecurity to Government and Defense capabilities.
The DSR, to which Macquarie contributed a detailed submission during public consultation, places strong emphasis on cybersecurity as an important defensive and offensive capability.
Macquarie Government MD Aidan Tudehope said: “The new regional strategic environment articulated in the DSR underscores the need to include cybersecurity in the Defense reform agenda given its horizontal effect across all five military domains – notwithstanding to Australia’s critical infrastructure and systems of national significance.
“The Prime Minister has rightly called out the ‘need to have greater control over our national sovereignty’,” said Mr Tudehope. “In this context it’s important to call out local industries that are directly supporting Defense. When these sectors are strong Australia is less vulnerable and less reliant.”
Macquarie also welcomed the recommendation for a biennial National Defense Strategy, given the speed at which cyberthreats continue to evolve. Macquarie’s cyber engineers now monitor between seven and eight billion cyber events every day, protecting nearly half of federal government agency personnel from cyberattacks.Click below to share this article