Our Work

Australia’s international cyber and critical technology engagement across Government is guided by the International Cyber and Critical Technology Engagement Strategy.  

Launched by Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Strategy sets out Australia’s vision for a safe, secure and prosperous Australia, Indo-Pacific region and world enabled by cyberspace and critical technology.  

It provides a framework to guide Australia’s international engagement across the spectrum of cyber and critical technology issues in support of this goal, and sets out the practical actions Australia will take to protect and advance our interests. 
 
Our strategy is also implemented through a range of Partnerships and Agreements and Multilateral Engagement

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The International Cyber and Critical Technology Engagement Strategy sets out Australia’s interests and goals in pursuit of a safe, secure and prosperous Australia. It provides a framework to guide Australia’s whole-of-government international engagement across the spectrum of cyber and critical technology issues.

About the Strategy

International Cyber and Critical Technology Engagement Strategy

Foreign Minister’s Foreword

Foreign Minister’s Foreword

Technology is changing the way we live, work and interact faster than ever. New technologies are proliferating, widening the scope of economic transformation and disrupting social, legal and political systems. 

Introduction by the Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology

 Ambassador for Cyber Affairs

Competition over technology is increasingly at the centre of international politics and foreign policy. 

While states have always sought to use technology for competitive gain, the countries that can harness the current wave of innovation, mitigate its risks, and capitalise on its transformative powers will gain economic, political and security advantages.  

Executive Summary

The Australian Government’s vision is for a safe, secure and prosperous Australia, Indo-Pacific and world enabled by cyberspace and critical technology. 

The International Cyber and Critical Technology Engagement Strategy sets out Australia’s interests and goals in pursuit of this, and provides a framework to guide Australia’s whole-of-Government international engagement across the spectrum of cyber and critical technology issues. 
 

Cyber and Critical Technology Diplomacy

Cyberspace and critical technology affect all aspects of international relations. They underpin our national security, the protection and realisation of human rights and freedoms, global economic prosperity, sustainable development and international stability.
 

Pillars

The Strategy identifies three main pillars, Values, Security and Prosperity, to guide Australia’s international cyber and critical technology engagement.