Enhancing Cyber Security Cooperation in the Pacific

The Australian Government has renewed its partnership with the Governments of Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu to strengthen regional cyber security capability and resilience.

Funded through the Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program, the three-year Cyber Security Services in the Pacific project leverages Australian cyber security expertise from Trustwave to deliver tailored cyber security advisory and technical support. 

This project is in line with Australia’s International Cyber and Critical Tech Engagement Strategy and reaffirms Australia’s commitment under the 2018 Boe Declaration - a Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ statement which recognises cyber security as an emerging security challenge for the region. 

Australia is committed to supporting our Pacific partners to effectively respond to the opportunities and challenges associated with enhanced internet connectivity. This includes effectively mitigating and responding to malicious cyber activity.

The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program brings together more than 30 partners, sharing knowledge and resources to protect our collective interests in an open, free, safe and secure cyberspace. This project demonstrates the value of public-private partnership to strengthen the technical security capability of our closest neighbours. 

It complements Australia’s existing cyber cooperation in the Pacific including the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network (PaCSON) and the Australia-Papua New Guinea Memorandum of Understanding on Cyber Security Cooperation.