National Online Security Council to develop national security vision

The NOSC effort is designed to fill a vacuum in that there is no central point of policy connection between key stakeholders in information-security issues and their influence on the national economy

Senior government officials, association heads, policy makers and other security stakeholders will meet on October 31 to develop a common vision and strategy for Internet and online security in Australia.

Working under the auspices of the inaugural National Online Security Council (NOSC) and the Internet Industry Association's Online Security Initiative (OSI), the participants will meet at Clayton Utz's Sydney office for a day-long forum designed to set the terms for ongoing engagement around cybersecurity priorities.

Development of a common vision will include identification of challenges and potential solutions based on local experience and information, and advice around opportunities and initiatives to consider and undertake.

Information sharing will also be on the agenda, with strategies for improving awareness of cybersecurity activities, expertise and resources available across the community. The group will also aim to identify weaknesses in Australia's cyber security infrastructure, and discuss how they might be addressed and by whom.

The NOSC effort is designed to fill a vacuum in that there is no central point of policy connection between key stakeholders in information-security issues and their influence on the national economy.

By the end of the event, attendees will be aiming to agree on unified cybersecurity priorities and messaging, and to discuss the best way forward. Together, the group will work to improve utilisation of available resources, reduce duplication and maximise the return on effort.

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