UQ’s submission to Strengthening Australia’s Cyber Security Regulations and Incentives

31 Aug 2021

On 13 July 2021, the Australian Government opened consultation on options for regulatory reforms and voluntary incentives to strengthen the cyber security of Australia’s digital economy. Interested stakeholders were invited to provide a submission to the discussion paper, Strengthening Australia’s cyber security regulations and incentives.

The University of Queensland (UQ) appreciates the opportunity to contribute towards this submission paper – an initiative of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 and the collaborative nature of the Government’s engagement in this important area.

As one of the world’s top 50 universities, UQ is renowned for the quality of its teaching and research. It is home to UQ Cyber Security, a multi-dimensional group of 50+ academics and researchers from various disciplines, from secure quantum communications to researching policies addressing the global cyber security skills shortage, and conducts interdisciplinary research and partners with international organisations to address the biggest challenges facing cyber security around the world. UQ is also host to Australia’s national not-for-profit security group, the Australian Cyber Emergency Response Team (AusCERT). AusCERT is Australia’s pioneer cyber emergency response team and it helps members prevent, detect, respond to, and mitigate cyber security incidents. Together, UQ Cyber Security and AusCERT have outlined submissions across three key areas within the scope of this discussion paper: Setting clear cyber security expectations, Increasing Transparency and Protecting Consumer Rights.

View a copy of the full submission here (PDF, 210.8 KB).