On April 21, the Prime Minister of Australia announced the Australian Cyber Security Strategy for the next four years. Under the Strategy, the federal government proposes to spend A$230 million for initiatives to: (i) strengthen defenses to cybersecurity threats, including increasing the capacity of Australia's Computer Emergency Response Team and the Australian Cyber Security Center; (ii) appoint a Cyber Ambassador to represent Australia in international cyber issues; (iii) establish a Cyber Security Growth Center for cybersecurity research and development; and (iv) establish a fund for cybersecurity education.

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