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Media Release - RESEARCH & EDUCATION HOT SPOTS TO DRIVE CYBER RESILIENCE ACROSS AUSTRALIA’S DIGITAL ECONOMY

Monday, 27 Feb 2017

MEDIA STATEMENT 

Australia, 24 February 2017: The ACS, the association for Australia’s technology professionals, welcomes the call for applications under the government’s Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence (ACCSE) initiative.

The call for ACCSE applications is an important first step in creating cyber security capability hot spots and an important sign to the marketplace that Australia’s future economy will be resilient and trustworthy.

ACS President Anthony Wong said, “The Turnbull Government is to be applauded for prioritising cyber security issues and moving quickly to advance and protect Australia’s interests online. The opportunities afforded by the digital and knowledge economies can only be realised through a co-ordinated and whole of government approach. We commend Ministers Birmingham and Tehan on their commitment to consulting with key stakeholders to create pragmatic policy solutions.”

The ACS performs an important role in assuring the high quality of undergraduate and postgraduate technology-related degrees, having accredited 950 such programs, many of which currently contain elements of cyber security and network security in their curricula. In recognition of global supply chains and professional mobility needs, undergraduate degrees accredited by ACS are also recognised via the Seoul Accord, a multi-lateral agreement recognising equivalency across eleven countries.

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