The government pledged to invest $1.67bn over the next 10 years © Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images
The government pledged to invest $1.67bn over the next 10 years © Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images

Government should use buying power to improve cybersecurity

24 August 2020

Australian governments are failing to maximise ICT procurement spend to drive improved cybersecurity and more secure supply chains, according to a report. 

The report, by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), said government efforts to improve cybersecurity were “hampered by a fragmented approach, differing standards and regulations, and procurement approaches that don’t facilitate value being attached to innovative security approaches and sovereign capability”.

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