US Enhances Cybersecurity Collaboration with Australia

Friday, May 18, 2012

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Earlier this month, Secretary Napolitano traveled to Australia where she led the Presidential delegation at the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

While the Secretary was there, she met bilaterally with Australian counterparts to discuss a variety of issues including information sharing, trusted traveler programs, cybersecurity, countering violent extremism, combating transnational crime, and global supply chain security.

Following up on these recent discussions, Australian Attorney-General Nicola Roxon yesterday traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Secretary Napolitano and sign a Statement of Cybersecurity Intent to enhance global cybersecurity and cyber incident response capabilities.

This statement of intent will help enhance situational awareness and information sharing on cybersecurity issues, increase collaboration and sharing of cybersecurity best practices, and create opportunities for training and cooperation in cyber exercises.

Yesterday’s statement follows four other joint statements signed between the United States and the Australian Governments, during Secretary Napolitano’s visit, that will increase and strengthen intelligence sharing to combat transnational crime and terrorism, facilitate travel between Australia and the United States and ensure a more safe, secure and resilient global supply chain.

Source:  http://blog.dhs.gov/2012/05/enhancing-cybersecurity-collaboration.html

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