Annex A: Action Plan

CYBER & CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMACY

Australia's goal – Australia is a trusted and influential leader in cyber and critical technology diplomacy
  Australia will implement this Strategy by: Lead Agency
CYBER & CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMACY 1. Prioritising and enhancing our cyber and critical technology diplomacy using a strategic and coordinated national approach DFAT
  2. Shaping the design, development and use of cyberspace and critical technology in line with Australia's interests and values DFAT
  3. Enhancing engagement with industry, civil society and the research community on cyberspace and critical technology DFAT

VALUES

Australia's goal – Technology is used to uphold and protect liberal democratic values
  Australia will implement this Strategy by: Lead Agency
DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES 4. Supporting applications of cyberspace and critical technologies that uphold and protect democratic principles and processes DFAT
  5. Opposing the use of cyberspace and critical technologies to interfere, undermine or otherwise weaken democratic principles and processes DFAT
HUMAN RIGHTS 6. Promoting, protecting and upholding human rights online and in the design, development and use of critical technologies AGD
DFAT
DITRDC
eSafety
  7. Opposing and condemning the use of cyberspace and critical technologies in a manner that violates human rights and freedoms DFAT
  8. Strengthening the capacity of states to meet their human rights obligations, and of other stakeholders to meet human rights responsibilities, online and in the design, development and use of critical technologies DFAT
ETHICS OF CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY 9. Engaging in multilateral forums and processes to shape global ethical principles and frameworks on critical technologies DFAT
DISER
AGD
  10. Sharing best practice approaches to the ethical design, development and use of critical technologies, consistent with international law including human rights DFAT
DISER
AGD
eSafety
  11. Working with industry, civil society and the research community to develop non-binding ethical frameworks for critical technologies consistent with human rights DFAT
DISER
AGD
eSafety
DIVERSITY & GENDER EQUALITY 12. Promoting greater diversity and inclusiveness in the design, development and use of cyberspace and critical technology DFAT
DITRDC
eSafety
  13. Advocating for gender equality and women's empowerment, and supporting greater awareness of the effect of cyberspace and critical technologies on gender equality DFAT
DITRDC
eSafety
                                                                                                                                              14. Embedding gender sensitivity and the meaningful inclusion and leadership by women and girls as key principles in Australia's cyber and critical technology capacity building DFAT
DITRDC
eSafety

SECURITY

Australia's goal – Secure, resilient and trusted technology
  Australia will implement this Strategy by: Lead Agency
INTERNATIONAL PEACE & STABILITY 15. Setting clear expectations for responsible state behaviour DFAT
HA
AGD
  16. Deterring malicious activity enabled by critical technologies, including cyberspace, and responding when it is in our national interests DFAT
HA
  17. Cooperating with other states to hold to account those that engage in unacceptable behaviour DFAT
HA
ASD
Defence
  18. Implementing practical confidence building measures to promote international peace and stability and prevent conflict DFAT
HA
ASD
DISINFORMATION
& MISINFORMATION
19. Building international partnerships with governments, industry and civil society to increase awareness of, and enhance resilience to, digital disinformation and misinformation DFAT
DITRDC
HA
CYBER SECURITY 20. Partnering in our region to strengthen collective cyber security and incident response capabilities DFAT
ASD/ACSC
CYBERCRIME 21. Working with international partners to strengthen our collective efforts to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute cybercrime with a focus on the Indo-Pacific AGD
AFP
DFAT
  22. Supporting the creation of a new model for international, cross-border lawful access to data HA
AFP
AGD
DFAT
  23. Promoting the existing international legal framework on cybercrime and opposing efforts to weaken existing cybercrime law and norms, agreements and methods of collaboration HA
AGD
DFAT
ONLINE HARMS & SAFETY 24. Fostering a safe and inclusive online environment and strengthening online safety through engagement with the global community DITRDC
eSafety
  25. Countering child sexual abuse and exploitation online through multilateral and multi-stakeholder cooperation AFP
HA
DITRDC
eSafety
  26. Preventing terrorist and violent extremist exploitation of the Internet through multilateral and multi-stakeholder cooperation HA
DFAT
DITRDC
eSafety

PROSPERITY

Australia's goal – Technology fosters sustainable economic growth and development
  Australia will implement this Strategy by: Lead Agency
REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY 27. Supporting the development and deployment of secure, transparent and economically viable telecommunications infrastructure across the Indo-Pacific, and promoting policy and regulatory environments that enable partners to capitalise on this connectivity DFAT
HA
DITRDC
  28. Building capacity across the Indo-Pacific to identify and address risks associated with the design, development and use of telecommunications infrastructure and critical technologies DFAT
DITRDC
HA
MARKETS & SUPPLY CHAINS 29. Working with international and industry partners to encourage increased diversity in critical technology markets and supply chains HA
DFAT
DISER
RESEARCH, INDUSTRY & INNOVATION 30. Promoting Australia's cyber security and critical technology industry and research DISER
DFAT
  31. Attracting investment and collaboration in Australian cyber security and critical technology industries and research DISER
AUSTRADE
CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS 32. Increasing efforts to shape global standards on the development, use and uptake of critical technology to promote interoperability, competition, innovation and diversity of suppliers DISER
DITRDC
HA
DFAT
  33. Engaging with international partners and recognised standards development organisations to shape critical technology standards to promote security-by-design DISER
DITRDC
HA
DFAT
INTERNET GOVERNANCE 34. Opposing efforts to bring the technical management and governance of the Internet under government control DITRDC
DFAT
  35. Supporting and strengthening capacity for all stakeholders, including industry and civil society, to engage in multi-stakeholder Internet governance mechanisms DITRDC
DFAT
DIGITAL TRADE 36. Pursuing global trade rules that reduce barriers to digital trade and support the growth of an open and competitive economic environment DFAT
  37. Securing agreement to high quality international trade rules and commitments that facilitate trade and protect consumers and their personal information DFAT
Democratic Principles
Human Rights
Ethics of Critical Technology
Diversity and Gender Equality
International Peace and Stability
Disinformation & Misinformation
Cyber Security
Cyber Crime
Online Harms & Safety
Regional Connectivity
Digital Trade
Markets and Supply Chains
Critical Technology Standards
Research, Industry and Innovation
Internet Governance
International
Indo-Pacific
South East Asia
Pacific
Indonesia
India
Papua New Guinea
ASEAN
Attribution
United Nations
Artificial Intelligence
Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology
Incident response
Critical Technology
Cyber Affairs
Multilateral engagement
Bilateral engagement
Partnerships and agreements
Standards
5G
Connectivity
International law and norms
Confidence building measures
Values
Security
Prosperity
Regulation and governance
Quantum computing
Blockchain
Online safety
Electoral integrity
Cyber and Critical Technology Cooperation Program
Digital Trade
2017 International Cyber Engagement Strategy
Grant
Capacity building
Women in Cyber
News and announcements
Media