ASEAN https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/ en Joint Communique – 2017 Australia-Indonesia Ministerial Council on Law and Security https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/106 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Joint Communique – 2017 Australia-Indonesia Ministerial Council on Law and Security</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 2020-11-05 16:27</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="spacing-top-small highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On 26 November 2017, the fourth meeting of the Australia-Indonesia Ministerial Council on Law and Security was convened in Brisbane, Australia, led by the Australian Attorney-General and the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs as the heads of their respective delegations.</p> <p>Ministers acknowledged that the terrorist threat facing their countries and the region remains elevated and welcomed the ongoing close engagement between Australia and Indonesia on a broad range of law, justice and security issues to address these and other security risks.</p> <p>Ministers also acknowledged that the Australia-Indonesia Ministerial Council on Law and Security had become a centrally important standing element of the partnership between Indonesia and Australia. They welcomed the implementation of outcomes agreed at the last meeting held in Jakarta on 2 February 2017, and reiterated their ongoing commitment to cooperation, bilaterally and regionally, to counter terrorism and transnational crime, and to enhance cyber security, through law enforcement cooperation and intelligence sharing.</p> <p>On responding to current regional security threats, Ministers:</p> <ul> <li>acknowledged the strength, breadth and frequency of cooperation between Australia and Indonesia ’s law, justice and security agencies, and emphasised the importance of further strengthening relationships, especially through enhanced information sharing, priority alignment and operational engagement.</li> <li>welcomed the update on implementation of outcomes agreed at the Sub-Regional Meeting on Cross-Border Terrorism and Foreign Terrorist Fighters held in Manado, Indonesia on 29 July 2017, which have contributed to a more coordinated and strategic regional response to contemporary threats.</li> <li>welcomed the holding of the Fourth Australia-Indonesia Counter-Terrorism Consultations in Canberra in October 2017, as an opportunity for further discussion and cooperation on the evolving threat of terrorism in our region.</li> <li>emphasised the importance of continuing to work with regional partners, and noted that the upcoming ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in March 2018 presents a valuable opportunity to enhance regional security and prosperity, and welcomed the inclusion of a Counter Terrorism (CT) Conference at the Summit that will strengthen connectivity and cooperation between Australia and ASEAN members on CT issues.</li> <li>recognised the need for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to respond to an environment characterised by ubiquitous encryption.</li> </ul> <p>No publication date: received by Parl Library 28/11/17</p> <p>On countering terrorism financing, Ministers:</p> <ul> <li>welcomed the establishment of the Southeast Asia Counter Terrorism Financing Working Group to boost regional counter terrorism financing regimes and disruption capabilities.</li> <li>agreed to work together in support of Indonesia’s membership of the Financial Action Task Force.</li> <li>commended the successful hosting, with Malaysia, of the third regional Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit in November 2017, and emphasised its importance in promoting cooperation amongst financial intelligence units in the region.</li> <li>welcomed the extension of the PPATK-AUSTRAC Partnership Program, which will build stronger relationships between Indonesia and Australia’s financial intelligence units.</li> </ul> <p>On countering violent extremism (CVE)‚ Ministers:</p> <ul> <li>agreed to identify opportunities for further CVE engagement with civil society organisations and digit al industry, such as the Southeast Asia Network of Civil Society Organisations and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, as well as the broader community.</li> <li>welcomed the commencement of Australia and Indonesia’s co-chairing of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum CVE Working Group as an opportunity to shape the international CVE agenda and promote greater regional cooperation.</li> <li>discussed Indonesia’s development of a National CVE Action Plan and identified opportunities for possible collaboration with Australia.</li> </ul> <p>On cyber security, Ministers:</p> <ul> <li>welcomed the inaugural Cyber Policy Dialogue which was held in Canberra on 4 May 2017 to implement our Leaders’ commitment to strengthen cooperation on cyber security. The Dialogue covered the full range of cyber issues, including regional and international developments, as well as potential bilateral cooperation to promote a safe, open and secure internet for economic and social development. The next Cyber Policy Dialogue will be held in Indonesia in 2018.</li> <li>commended Indonesia’s progress towards establishing Indonesia’s new National Cyber and Cryptography Agency and welcomed the support of two Australian advisers to the new agency once established.</li> <li>reiterated the importance of bilateral cooperation to address cyber threats in the region, and welcomed the Australia-Indonesia Digital Forum to be held in Jakarta in February 2018.</li> <li>welcomed the collaboration between the Australian Federal Police and the Indonesian National Police to establish a Cybercrime Leaders Working Group, which will meet annually and focus on the prevention and detection of cybercrimes, and the apprehension of cybercriminals.</li> <li>agreed to hold twice-yearly cyber policy ‘boot camps’ to enhance information sharing on best practice and facilitate relationship building with key representatives from across government, business and academia, with the next event to be held in early 2018.</li> <li>welcomed the series of cyber policy workshops to be held in Indonesia between November 2017 and May 2018 focused on issues including making risk assessments, regulating cybercrime and incident response.</li> </ul> <p>No publication date: received by Parl Library 28/11/17</p> <p>On broader law, justice and security cooperation, Ministers:</p> <ul> <li>reaffirmed the strength of Australia and Indonesia’s partnership as co-chairs of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime, the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process, and the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons, and welcomed its new policy guide on ‘following the money’ in human trafficking cases.</li> <li>noted the strengthening relationship between Australian and Indonesian border agencies especially through the Strong Borders Program, aimed at developing strategic and tactical interagency cooperation to respond to border security threats, including the movement of foreign terrorist fighters.</li> <li>agreed to continue to work closely together on child protection matters to increase overall capacity to detect, deter and disrupt all forms of transnational child sexual exploitation.</li> <li>reaffirmed their commitment to tackle corruption in the region, and welcomed progress on an anti-corruption working group between our law enforcement agencies, which includes a visit of Indonesian law enforcement officials to Australia to share best practice approaches to investigations and early detections in the first quarter of 2018.</li> <li>reaffirmed the importance of building on the existing strong mutual legal assistance and extradition relationship between Indonesia and Australia, to achieve strong criminal justice outcomes, including in the fight against terrorism.</li> <li>agreed to share lessons and experiences in the development and implementation of their respective national policies to counter the drugs problem, including cooperation between justice, law enforcement, health and other government and non-government sectors.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>On the next meeting, Ministers agreed that the next meeting of the Australia-Indonesia Ministerial Council on Law and Security will be hosted by Indonesia by mid-2018.</p> <p>No publication date: received by Parl Library 28/11/17</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--download-list paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="top"> <h2 class="field field--name-field-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Resources</h2> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="field field--name-field-download-list-items field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--download-list-item-file paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-download-list-file field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-file media--view-mode-featured"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Joint Communique </div> <a class="download-file" href="/sites/default/files/2020-11/5658219.pdf" target="_blank" title="5658219.pdf" rel="5658219.pdf" download> <div class="inner"> <div class='link-text'> <span class="icon"></span> <span>Download</span> <span class="type">pdf</span> <div class="size">169 KB</div> </div> </div> </a> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 05 Nov 2020 05:27:08 +0000 kate.vardos 106 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au Join the #UNCyberNormsChallenge https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/17 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Join the #UNCyberNormsChallenge</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 2020-09-01 15:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="spacing-bottom-small spacing-top-small paragraph paragraph--type--inline-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="content-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-inline-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden item--count-1 field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large_image/public/2020-11/infographic-all-11-norms.png?itok=q0B7UweD" width="800" height="450" alt="11 UN norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large-image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">11 UN norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="spacing-top-small highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Today the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), in collaboration with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) released a <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="1f4a4138-37e0-41d4-9123-917da7cacf9b" href="https://www.dfat.gov.au/international-relations/themes/cyber-affairs/international-security-and-cyberspace/un-cyber-norms-resources">collection of downloadable resources</a> to support the global community's efforts to raise awareness and implement the agreed United Nations’ (UN) cyber norms. Together with international law, the 11 UN norms of responsible state behaviour detail how countries should and should not behave in cyberspace.</p> <p>"We encourage everyone with an interest in peace and stability in cyberspace to use these graphics in your work, whether that’s in international organisations, government, the IT sector, civil society, the technical community, media or academia."  -Kathryn Jones, Head of Cyber Diplomacy, UK FCDO</p> <h2>Project to support norm implementation</h2> <p>The graphic materials were prepared as part of a joint FCDO and DFAT cyber capacity building project, delivered by the Australia Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). The project supports members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to implement the UN norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace.</p> <p>The norms were endorsed by all countries in <a href="https://undocs.org/A/RES/70/237">UN General Assembly resolution 70/237</a>, as part of the UN framework of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace.</p> <p>In 2018, ASEAN members reached a landmark decision when all 10 states subscribed in-principle to the UN norms of responsible state behaviour (<a href="https://asean.org/chairmans-statement-3rd-asean-ministerial-conference-cybersecurity/">link</a>) and agreed to focus on regional capacity building implementing these norms.</p> <p>The project activities also complement ongoing multilateral discussions, including those in the UN Open-ended Working Group (<a href="https://www.un.org/disarmament/open-ended-working-group/">OEWG</a>), the UN Group of Government Experts (<a href="https://www.un.org/disarmament/group-of-governmental-experts/">GGE</a>), and those between ASEAN states and the ASEAN Regional Forum.</p> <h2>Guidance on norm implementation</h2> <p>Countries and organisations are seeking guidance on best practice norm implementation.</p> <p>The UK and Australia have shared examples of their national implementation [<a href="https://unoda-web.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/uk-un-norms-non-paper-oewg-submission-final.pdf">UK</a>] [<a href="https://unoda-web.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/fin-australian-oewg-national-paper-Sept-2019.pdf">Australia</a>]. Australia’s expert to the GGE has made publicly available her <a href="https://www.dfat.gov.au/international-relations/themes/cyber-affairs/Pages/international-security-and-cyberspace">submission to the GGE</a>, which provides commentary and best practice on norm implementation.</p> <p>Based on the outcomes from training activities with ASEAN partners, ASPI has started to compile a compendium of regional best practices of implementation. Part of this has been included in this <a href="https://www.dfat.gov.au/sites/default/files/compilation-norm-implementation-guidance.docx">compilation</a> that DFAT submitted to the OEWG.</p> <h2>Here's the challenge</h2> <p>“We need everyone - from the technical community, to policy advisers, to government ministers - to be aware of these internationally endorsed good practices.” – Johanna Weaver, Australia's expert to the UN Group of Governmental Experts; Head of Australia Delegation to the UN Open Ended Working Group</p> <p>We are calling on everyone with an interest in peace and stability in cyberspace to take a close look at the 11 UN cyber norms and think of examples of implementation they have seen or experienced.</p> <p>Tag us with your examples on Twitter: @LondonCyber, @_JohannaWeaver, @ASPI_ICPC, #UNCyberNormsChallenge</p> <p>Then, in the coming weeks, watch ASPI's social media channels (@ASPI_ICPC) to share these examples of good practice and join the conversation on each of the 11 norms.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--inline-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="content-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-inline-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden item--count-1 field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large_image/public/2020-11/Join%20the%20%23UNCyberNormsChallenge.png?itok=1dIrrZaE" width="600" height="450" alt="Join the #UNCyberNormsChallenge" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large-image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Join the #UNCyberNormsChallenge</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 05:51:28 +0000 kate.vardos 17 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au Building confidence in cyberspace through the development of a regional cyber points of contact directory https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/75 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Building confidence in cyberspace through the development of a regional cyber points of contact directory</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 2019-05-10 13:33</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="spacing-bottom-small highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Australia and Malaysia's proposal for a regional cyber points of contact directory is one step closer to formalisation following the in-principle endorsement of the <a href="http://aseanregionalforum.asean.org/about-arf/">ASEAN Regional Forum</a> (ARF) Intersessional Meeting on Security of and in the Use of ICTs, held in Singapore on 28-29 March 2019.</p> <p>The directory is a simple, practical and voluntary confidence building measure that will consist of the relevant cyber contacts from participating ARF member countries. The directory will provide a means of direct communication to prevent miscalculation and escalation, as well as manage potential responses in the event of cyber security incidents with the potential to impact regional security. The development of the directory was identified as a key action item in <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="9b901107-4be9-4fe8-9419-6d51603ec5b3" href="/about/2017-International-Cyber-Engagement-Strategy" title="2017 International Cyber Engagement Strategy">Australia's International Cyber Engagement Strategy</a>.</p> <p>The directory proposal will now proceed through the broader ARF approval process.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="spacing-top-small paragraph paragraph--type--inline-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="content-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-inline-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden item--count-1 field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large_image/public/2020-11/Group%20photo%20of%20participants%20of%20the%20ASEAN%20Regional%20Forum%20Intersessional%20Meeting%20on%20Security%20of%20and%20in%20the%20Use%20of%20ICTs.jpg?itok=Ygw8jE1m" width="600" height="375" alt="Group photo of participants of the ASEAN Regional Forum Intersessional Meeting on Security of and in the Use of ICTs" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large-image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Group photo of participants of the ASEAN Regional Forum Intersessional Meeting on Security of and in the Use of ICTs</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 10 May 2019 03:33:39 +0000 kate.vardos 75 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au Memorandum of Understanding on Cyber and Digital Cooperation between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of Australia https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/84 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Memorandum of Understanding on Cyber and Digital Cooperation between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of Australia</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 2019-01-01 14:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, represented by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, and the Government of Australia, represented by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Participants" and singularly as "the Participant"):</p> <blockquote><p>wishing to reflect their desire to promote peace and stability in cyberspace, reduce the risk of cybercrime and maximise opportunities for economic growth and prosperity through digital trade;</p> <p>noting our shared vision of promoting an open, free and secure Internet that supports innovation, economic growth and social development through strong cybersecurity cooperation;</p> <p>recognising the interconnected nature of cyberspace and, as leading economies, our shared interest in protecting critical infrastructure and ensuring a safe, reliable and resilient Internet;</p> <p>recognising the benefits of our close cooperation, including the sharing of information and expertise and working together and with other partners to combat cyber threats and to secure the future of cyberspace internationally; and</p> <p>affirming our commitment to the application of international law and norms for the responsible behaviour of States in cyberspace, the development and implementation of practical confidence building measures, including through the ASEAN Regional Forum, and the identification of regional capacity building opportunities;</p> </blockquote> <p>HAVE REACHED THE FOLLOWING UNDERSTANDINGS:</p> <h2>Purpose</h2> <p>1. The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (hereinafter referred to as "MoU") is to promote cooperation in the fields of cyber affairs and the digital economy between the Participants in accordance with the relevant domestic laws, policies and procedures and international obligations of the Participants.</p> <h2>Areas of Cooperation</h2> <p>2. The Participants will cooperate in the following areas:</p> <h3>Cyber Security</h3> <p>2.1 <strong>Information exchange and sharing of best practice cyber security. </strong>Participants will support exchanges to share domestic laws, national policies, cyber security guidance, and strategies related to cyber security.</p> <p>2.2 <strong>Commitment to international stability in cyberspace.</strong> Participants will work together to deepen understanding of the application of international law and norms to cyberspace, as well as supporting the development and operationalisation of practical confidence building measures in ASEAN to reduce the risk of inter-state conflict arising from significant cyber incidents.</p> <p>2.3<strong> Cyber skills development.</strong> Identify regional capacity building opportunities, including through the ASEAN Regional Forum that include training and information sharing in cyber policy, policy and operational coordination in government, government and business cooperation, and awareness raising in government, business and the community.</p> <h3>Digital Economy</h3> <p>2.4 <strong>Sharing best practice and promoting innovation. </strong>Participants will support sharing of national policies, best practices, and strategies related to the digital economy.</p> <p>2.5 <strong>Other digital and cyber-related cooperation and</strong> activities mutually consented to by the Participants.</p> <h2>Entry into Effect, Duration and Termination</h2> <p>3. This MoU will come into effect on the date of signature by both Participants and will remain in effect for a period of two (2) years, unless terminated by either Participant giving at least one (1) month's written notice prior to the intended date of termination to the other Participant.</p> <p>4. Termination of this MoU will not affect the implementation of activities that were decided upon or any on-going activity prior to the date of termination.</p> <p>5. This MoU may be extended at any time within the period it remains in effect by the mutual written consent of the Participants.</p> <h2>Non-Binding</h2> <p>6. This MoU only serves as a record of the Participants' intentions and does not constitute and is not intended to create any legally binding obligations under domestic or international law, and will not be deemed to constitute or create any legally binding obligations or enforceable obligation, express or implied.</p> <p>7. Nothing in the MoU will alter or affect any existing agreements between the Participants.</p> <h2>Fiscal Provisions</h2> <p>8. Each Participant will bear its own costs associated with its participation in the activities covered in this MoU.</p> <h2>Treatment of Confidential Information</h2> <p>9. Each Participant undertakes to protect the confidentiality of information exchanged between the Participants against unauthorised disclosure and in accordance with the Participant's national laws, regulations, policies or directives. However, this will not apply to cases where the information is publicly available. The Participants have mutually decided that the provisions of this paragraph will continue to apply notwithstanding the expiration or termination of this MoU.</p> <h2>Amendments</h2> <p>10. Either Participant may propose an amendment to this MoU by submitting it in writing to the other Participant. An amendment will be effected only upon the mutual written consent of the Participants.</p> <p>The foregoing represents the understandings reached between the Participants.</p> <p>Signed at Bangkok, Thailand on the 10th day of January 2019.</p> <p><strong>For the </strong><strong>Government of Australia</strong></p> <p>Senator the Hon Marise Payne<br /> Minister for Foreign Affairs</p> <p><strong>For the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand</strong></p> <p>H.E. Mr. Pichet Durongkaveroj<br /> Minister of Digital Economy and Society</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--download-list paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="top"> <h2 class="field field--name-field-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Resources</h2> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="field field--name-field-download-list-items field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--download-list-item-file paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-download-list-file field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-file media--view-mode-featured"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">MOU on cyber and digital cooperation Australia-Thailand</div> <a class="download-file" href="/sites/default/files/2020-11/mou-on-cyber-and-digital-cooperation-australia-thailand.pdf" target="_blank" title="mou-on-cyber-and-digital-cooperation-australia-thailand.pdf" rel="mou-on-cyber-and-digital-cooperation-australia-thailand.pdf" download> <div class="inner"> <div class='link-text'> <span class="icon"></span> <span>Download</span> <span class="type">pdf</span> <div class="size">2 MB</div> </div> </div> </a> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 01 Jan 2019 03:35:24 +0000 kate.vardos 84 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au ASEAN-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue – Joint Chairs' Statement https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/89 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ASEAN-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue – Joint Chairs&#039; Statement</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 2018-09-01 14:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The inaugural ASEAN-Australia- Cyber Policy Dialogue was held in Singapore on 18 September 2018. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Australia and Singapore, 2018 ASEAN Chair.</p> <p>Recalling the Sydney Declaration of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in March 2018, in which leaders highlighted our shared commitment to promote an open, secure, stable, accessible and peaceful ICT environment and committed to deepening cooperation on cyber security and digital trade issues. The  dialogue demonstrated the value of close discussion, cooperation and collaboration on cyber issues, and promoted greater regional capacity and awareness of cyber issues across the full spectrum of cyber affairs – from enabling the economic prosperity promised by digital trade to preventing crime and preserving peace in cyberspace.</p> <p>The Dialogue agreed to priorities for regional cyber capacity building to be delivered in partnership between Australia and ASEAN member states in 2018-19, and agreed to work to coordinate these effectively including, where appropriate, through the ASEAN-Singapore Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence and the ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Centre. The Dialogue agreed to focus on:</p> <ul> <li>Strengthening an understanding of international law, norms and confidence building measures and how they apply in cyberspace;</li> <li>Strengthening cybercrime prevention, prosecution and cooperation;</li> <li>Building regional cyber incident prevention and response; and</li> <li>Promoting women's participation in the digital economy.</li> </ul> <p>The Dialogue made progress in discussing the establishment of a Cyber Points of Contact Directory to facilitate real time communication in the event of cyber incidents of potential regional security significance. Participants called for further progress in appointing the appropriate points of contact in each ASEAN Member State.<sup>1</sup> This simple confidence building measure will reduce the risk of conflict arising from any misunderstanding and misperception, which could lead to unwanted escalation.</p> <p>Senior officials attended the Dialogue from Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, and Vietnam.</p> <p>1 During the 3rd ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity, held on 19 September 2018, participants expressed in principle support on the need to establish the ASEAN Directory of Cyber Points-of-Contact.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--download-list paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="top"> <h2 class="field field--name-field-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Resources</h2> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="field field--name-field-download-list-items field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--download-list-item-file paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-download-list-file field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-file media--view-mode-featured"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Joint chairs statement ASEAN Australia cyber policy dialogue</div> <a class="download-file" href="/sites/default/files/2020-11/joint-chairs-statement-asean-australia-cyber-policy-dialogue.pdf" target="_blank" title="joint-chairs-statement-asean-australia-cyber-policy-dialogue.pdf" rel="joint-chairs-statement-asean-australia-cyber-policy-dialogue.pdf" download> <div class="inner"> <div class='link-text'> <span class="icon"></span> <span>Download</span> <span class="type">pdf</span> <div class="size">1 MB</div> </div> </div> </a> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 01 Sep 2018 04:49:44 +0000 kate.vardos 89 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au France-Australia Leaders Statement https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/94 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">France-Australia Leaders Statement</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 2018-05-02 15:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <h2 class="field field--name-field-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Vision Statement on the Australia-France Relationship</h2> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><ol> <li>Australia and France stand together today as staunch partners embracing the future. Our close-knit bond, forged on the battlefields of World War One, is stronger than ever as we embrace new opportunities and tackle global challenges. Our two countries have much in common. We are vibrant and open democracies, resolutely committed to maintaining the multilateral rules-based order and promoting human rights and free, transparent and rules-based trade.</li> <li>The Leaders affirmed our shared economic values and commitment to work together to resist protectionism, uphold the rules of the global trading system and contribute to the expansion of world trade that supports sustainable development. They agreed to strengthen their cooperation to address the current challenges facing the World Trade Organization, and its Dispute Settlement Body and promote reform with other trade partners and to enhance and better enforce the rules of the global trading system in order to eliminate trade distorting practices and foster a level playing field. Our bilateral trade and investment relationship is strong and growing, with two-way trade in goods and services worth $9 billion and French investment in Australia worth more than $28 billion.</li> <li>Leaders agreed to work toward the swift launch of the negotiation of an Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement that would embody our commitment to open markets and a rules-based trading system with the World Trade Organization at its centre, while significantly strengthening our trade and investment ties for the benefits of both parties. This free trade agreement shall promote high environmental, social and health standards in recognition of our shared multilateral commitments, including the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to implement the multilateral environmental agreements to which they are parties.</li> <li>In 2016, we announced our partnership in developing Australia's Future Submarine Program over the next 50 years. From this, we envisage long-term strategic industrial cooperation, not only in the defence industry but across a range of economic sectors.</li> <li>In recognition of our strong and growing trade and investment links, leaders agreed to establish an annual Australia-France ministerial dialogue on trade and investment to broaden and deepen economic linkages and cooperation, including with respect to the Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement and the Future Submarine Program.</li> <li>Australia and France share a strong commitment to addressing multinational tax avoidance, in particular through the widespread and timely implementation of the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) recommendations, and supporting ongoing work to ensure that the international tax system is appropriate to address the tax challenges presented by the digital economy.</li> <li>Both our countries are committed to the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment in our national policies and international efforts. Australia and France will seek to identify opportunities to cooperate on advancing gender equality through our foreign policy and aid programs.</li> <li>Australia and France share a strong commitment to addressing common threats to a peaceful, prosperous and rules-based global order, such as terrorism, violent extremism, cyber attacks, foreign interference, climate change, environmental degradation, trade protectionism and the erosion of the rule of law. Today we elevate our relationship to a new level by deepening and broadening cooperation.</li> <li>Leaders agreed to launch the Australia-France initiative (AFiniti) to support the vision of the bilateral relationship and establish a lasting and prosperous relationship across all fields of human endeavour. This follows the signature of our Joint Statement of Enhanced Strategic Partnership in March 2017.</li> <li>Leaders instructed their foreign ministers to lead this endeavour in cooperation with other ministers to identify and implement initiatives that are innovative and cutting-edge. Defence industry, science, technology, start-up ecosystems, space, trade and investment, environment, and cooperative maritime activities are some of the areas where our two countries will work together in partnership. The foreign ministers will oversee a report to leaders by the end of 2018.</li> </ol> <h2>Defence Cooperation</h2> <ol start="11"> <li>Reaffirming their mutual commitment to deepening bilateral defence cooperation, the two leaders note with satisfaction the strong and abiding engagement between our two nations in ensuring shared approaches to global security challenges and collaboration on key capabilities. They also welcomed the partnership between Australia and France in developing Australia's Future Submarine Project with the aim of ensuring its successful implementation, and note the importance of concluding a sound and lasting Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) between the Commonwealth of Australia and Naval Group and binding intergovernmental social security agreement in the coming months.</li> <li>The leaders welcomed the signature of the bilateral Agreement regarding the Provision of Mutual Logistics Support between the Australian Defence Force and the French Armed Forces aiming to enhance their interoperability. This agreement is symbolic of the strategic depth and maturity of relations between France and Australia in the field of defence.</li> <li>Australia and France agreed to organise a defence industry symposium, under the stewardship of the Australian Minister for Defence Industry and French Minister for Armed Forces, respective Defence Departments and defence industry representatives to drive closer, mutually beneficial defence industry cooperation.</li> <li>They agreed to work together on the development of an appropriately trained and skilled workforce to support their close collaboration in the Australian naval industry.</li> </ol> <h2>Indo-Pacific Cooperation</h2> <ol start="15"> <li>The two leaders reaffirmed the importance of cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Both Australia and France share mutual interest in promoting adherence to international rules and norms, freedom of navigation and overflight, respect for the rights of all states, resilience to coercion, peaceful dispute resolution and open markets that facilitate the free flow of trade, capital and ideas across the region.</li> <li>They committed to bolstering this engagement in the wider region by undertaking cooperative maritime activities in the Indo-Pacific in the years to come, including passage exercise opportunities with the Charles de Gaulle Carrier Group and Australian participation in Jeanne d'Arc Mission future deployments in the Indo-Pacific region</li> <li>The two leaders committed to strengthening the Indian Ocean region's architecture and enhance regional collaboration on shared security and other challenges. They resolved in particular to cooperate closely and with likeminded partners to bolster regional maritime security. They agreed to involve other strategic partners more broadly in the growing cooperation between France and Australia in the Indo-Pacific, when and where appropriate, and are open to forming trilateral and other high-level dialogues to this end.</li> <li>The two leaders welcomed the contribution made by the European Union on security issues, including in the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. They called for deeper cooperation between the EU and Australia in this field, notably in the context of the Framework Agreement as well as the Framework Participation Agreement between Australia and the EU. They supported an enhanced involvement of the EU in the Indo-Pacific region, including through relevant ASEAN-led processes.</li> <li>They welcomed the strong partnership shared in the Pacific, where we work closely to build regional security capacity and coordinate humanitarian and disaster relief operations.</li> <li>Recognising the increasing impact of destructive weather events in the Pacific, and their firm commitment to providing support and assistance to Pacific partners, the leaders welcomed the ongoing cooperation in response to humanitarian crises in the Pacific through the FRANZ Agreement. Leaders agreed to improve coordination of assistance, including through strengthening integrated civil-military responses, and align international response efforts behind the leadership of Pacific Governments.</li> </ol> <h2>Antarctic and Southern Ocean cooperation</h2> <ol start="21"> <li>The two leaders renewed their commitment to the Antarctic Treaty system and its role in guaranteeing freedom of scientific investigation, reserving Antarctica exclusively for peaceful purposes and the protection of its environment, including the prohibition of any activity relating to mineral resources, other than scientific research.</li> <li>They welcomed the continued close Australian-French collaboration on a proposal for a Marine Protected Area in East Antarctica to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to ensure biodiversity conservation and the resilience of marine ecosystems.</li> <li>They welcomed the positive steps underway to strengthen our fisheries cooperative enforcement in the Southern Ocean and support the security of our respective territories in the area.</li> <li>The two leaders welcomed the significant logistical cooperation between the two countries in relation to Antarctica, including the supply of our respective Antarctic stations. They welcomed opportunities for future scientific and educational cooperation provided by the basing of the new French icebreaker L'Astrolabe in Tasmania.</li> <li>They also welcomed the extensive and continuing scientific cooperation between the two countries. They welcomed possible further cooperation in the area of ice core research, with expected significant benefits for climate science.</li> </ol> <h2>Security and intelligence cooperation</h2> <ol start="26"> <li>The two leaders underlined the deep and reciprocal trust between the two countries and recalled the importance of developing our partnerships on information exchange, cyber security, counter terrorism and countering foreign interference.</li> <li>The leaders reaffirmed their mutual determination, working with other partners, to defeat ISIL and Al Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations, and to promote peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa.</li> <li>They recognised the common threat posed by terrorist groups to community cohesion, and discussed lessons that can be shared between our countries in countering terrorist propaganda, preventing and effectively responding to attacks and countering terrorism financing.</li> <li>Australia welcomed the convening by France of the "No money for terror" Conference held in Paris on April 25-26th 2018. Participating States and international organisations reaffirmed their strong commitment and identified actions to better fight financing of terrorism. Australia will host the next conference in 2019 with the aim of limiting terrorist access to financing and preventing further terrorist attacks around the world.</li> <li>The two leaders expressed concern at the grave and ongoing threat to regional and global peace and security posed by North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. They urged North Korea to immediately and fully comply with its obligations under all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions (UNSCR). They committed to working together to ensure the full implementation and enforcement of UNSCRs and called on all UN Member States to do likewise.</li> <li>They reiterated their support for North Korea's complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation. They agreed to maintain maximum diplomatic and economic pressure until North Korea took genuine steps towards this end. The two leaders welcomed the historic inter-Korean summit and the forthcoming summit between the US and North Korea, and noted the 'Panmunjom Declaration' that commits to establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula, as a step towards the objective of denuclearisation.</li> <li>They deplored the use of chemical weapons, including abhorrent attacks in Syria and the UK, which are in violation of international law, including the Chemical Weapons Convention. They condemned in the strongest possible terms the use of a nerve agent in the Salisbury attack, and confirmed their solidarity with the UK and the UK's assessment that it is highly likely the Russian Federation was responsible. They agreed on the importance of upholding the norm prohibiting the use of chemical weapons and of holding perpetrators to account – including through the French-led International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons, which will next meet on 17-18 May 2018, and of which Australia is a founding member.</li> <li>The leaders supported the continuation of the JCPoA nuclear agreement with Iran, while expressing concern about Iran's ballistic missile program and regional activities.</li> </ol> <h2>Cyber cooperation</h2> <ol start="34"> <li>As dependence on global information and communication technology networks increases, the potential damage of disruption caused by malicious cyber activities, whether by state actors or their proxies, criminal networks, or terrorists, is significant and growing.</li> <li>Like many countries, Australia and France are concerned by the increased willingness of states and non-state actors to pursue their objectives by undertaking malicious cyber activities contrary to international law and norms. The international rules-based order must be upheld online, just as it is offline.</li> <li>Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to an open, free and secure cyberspace underpinned by an international stability framework based on the application of existing international law, agreed voluntary norms of responsible state behaviour, confidence building measures, supported by cyber capacity building.</li> <li>Australia and France reaffirmed that existing international law applies to states' activities in cyberspace, including the law regarding the use of force, international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international law regarding state responsibility. We reaffirm that the UN Charter applies in its entirety to states' activities in cyberspace.</li> <li>We will continue to promote operationalisation of norms of responsible state behaviour recommended in the 2015 report of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security. We draw particular attention to the norm prohibiting the use of cyber tools to intentionally damage or impair the use and operation of critical infrastructure during peacetime. We reiterate states' obligation to respond to appropriate requests to mitigate malicious cyber activity aimed at the critical infrastructure of another state emanating from their territory.</li> <li>Leaders welcomed the signing of an agreement to enhance cooperation between the respective operational agencies in charge of cyber security. Given the importance both countries attach to effective responses to significant cyber incidents, they agreed to look at ways to improve immediate sharing of information and to work together on effective cyber incident responses. They also agreed to work closely in international fora to advocate for stronger global responses to cyber challenges.</li> <li>Just as cyber challenges are global, so too must our responses be. Leaders agreed to work together to facilitate stronger coordinated global action to discourage and respond to cyber incidents that cause significant harm. They committed to cooperating to preserve a peaceful and stable online environment that drives economic growth, promotes international stability and protects national security.</li> <li>Leaders recognised that it is not just state actors that are pushing the boundaries of acceptable behaviour in cyberspace. The Internet is increasingly being used for malicious purposes by terrorists, child abusers and criminal groups. As agreed at the 2017 G20, the laws that apply offline should apply online. We are committed to ensuring frameworks are in place to keep the public safe while also upholding rights and fundamental freedoms. In this regard, leaders reiterated their shared commitment to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.</li> <li>Governments alone cannot meet the challenges of the digital age. We will work together, in collaboration with industry, to protect the public from those who seek to do harm by using the internet for malicious purposes. We will continue to work closely with social media, technology, and telecommunications companies, and urge them to redouble their efforts to reduce cyber security risks, ensure confidence in the global digital ecosystem, and protect their users.</li> </ol> <h2>Cooperation in the field of science and technology, innovation and higher education</h2> <ol start="43"> <li>The leaders welcomed the continuing high levels of collaboration in the field of science and technology, innovation and higher education, underpinned by the Australia-France Agreements on Cultural, and Scientific cooperation, signed in 1977 and 1988 respectively. Leaders agreed to further enhance the relationship between the two countries on higher education, science and innovation through, for these last two fields, the roadmap setting out the shared priority themes for our countries from 2018.</li> <li>Leaders welcomed the increasing collaboration between French and Australian universities, research institutions, businesses and communities across a range of fields, including: <ol> <li>cooperation in the naval industry, including the launch of the "Maritime Connection Days in Australia" accelerator to boost French investment in and partnerships with the Australian maritime industry</li> <li>cooperation on space between the French Space Agency and Australia's research institutions, notably on space and Earth observation and to use Earth observation data to address societal challenges</li> <li>efforts to work together on science and technology to pursue the shared mission of preserving of coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world</li> <li>cooperation between the French Polar Institute and the Australian Government on climate science in Antarctica.</li> </ol> </li> <li>Leaders committed to exploring ways to support further collaboration in science, higher education, research and innovation, including through student and scientific mobility, consistent with our respective national priorities and approaches.</li> </ol> <h2>Cooperation in the field of space</h2> <ol start="46"> <li>Leaders welcomed the DIIS-CNES Letter of Intent signed last September, and expressed their will to extend space sector cooperation, with the view to strengthen the relationship through identifying topics of mutual interest, as well as future topics of interest for potential collaborative activities in the space sector. Both leaders noted the opportunity to continue that important collaboration once the Australian Space Agency has been established.</li> </ol> <h2>Educational and cultural cooperation</h2> <ol start="47"> <li>Noting with satisfaction the importance of the numerous cultural, linguistic and educational exchanges which have developed between the two countries over the last few years, particularly within civil society and young people, the two leaders commit to working on strengthening educational and cultural links between the French and Australian people, particularly young people, and encouraging the development of multilingual programs in schools as well as arts.</li> </ol> <h2>Cooperation on the shared memory of the First World War</h2> <ol start="48"> <li>Recalling the place of our shared memory of the First World War in Franco-Australian friendship, the two leaders welcomed the opening of the Sir John Monash Centre in Villers-Bretonneux and agreed to the establishment of a joint collaborative program to support cultural, scientific, pedagogical and tourist exchanges associated with shared memory.</li> </ol> <h2>Cooperation on environmental issues and the fight against climate change</h2> <ol start="49"> <li>The two leaders recalled the urgent need for global action to confront climate change. They renewed their commitment to sustainable development and the protection of the environment.</li> <li>They reaffirmed their shared commitment to the Paris Agreement and called for its swift and full implementation. To this end, they highlighted the importance of finalising the implementation guidance for the Paris Agreement at COP24 and the timely implementation of their nationally determined contributions. They recognised the Talanoa Dialogue as an opportune moment to reflect on the adequacy of collective climate action, and the global effort required to meet the long-term objectives of the Paris Agreement. They are conscious that the outcome of the Talanoa dialogue will inform pathways for ambition and inform Nationally Determined Contributions.</li> <li>They underlined the concrete support of their two countries for these objectives, on a global and regional level, notably through Action Agenda initiatives, such as those regarding Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS), the Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership, and the International Solar Alliance.</li> <li>The leaders agreed on the importance of climate action from economic actors and financial institutions to ensure transition to a low-emissions, more climate-resilient global economy, in particular the need for increasing efforts to facilitate the mobilisation of private capital. They noted successful respective efforts to this end, such as Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation and France's comprehensive green finance agenda. They agreed Australia and France would strengthen cooperation to mobilise private sector climate finance.</li> <li>Australia and France are also taking joint action to achieve ambitious greenhouse gas reduction strategies for air and maritime transport, notably within ICAO and IMO, and welcome the adoption of an ambitious strategy in the latter, as promoted by the Tony de Brum declaration to which both of our countries adhered during the One Planet Summit.</li> <li>Leaders affirmed a shared commitment to working together for the sustainability of the planet, fighting against climate change, and for the environment. They agreed to enhance coordination on activities related to adaptation and biodiversity in the Pacific. They will coordinate work on the conservation and management of ecosystems, integrated management of coastal zones, fight against invasive alien species, and promotion of sustainable development through existing mechanisms such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). They agreed to work together to enhance resilience to natural disasters, including through strengthening infrastructure standards and building codes by working with multilateral development banks to develop and implement these standards in the Pacific.</li> <li>They welcomed the achievements of the French presidency of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). Australia looks forward to continuing this work to champion the protection and conservation of coral reefs as co-chair with Monaco and Indonesia of ICRI in 2018-19.</li> <li>Australia and France are world leaders in coral reef science. They agreed to work closely together through ICRI, including by engaging with other Pacific nations and complementing current reef management capability-building activities undertaken by France and Australia in the Pacific.</li> <li>Building on this momentum, the Leaders committed to deepen our collaboration and to work together in understanding the self-resilience of coral reefs in the broader Pacific region, including through a jointly funded study of up to three years on reef resilience in the Pacific, which will also be aimed at building capacity of Pacific countries and territories to understand reef self resilience factors. They agreed to develop practical approaches to build scientific knowledge, and to enable developing countries, especially in the Pacific, to access cutting edge reef management practices. They agreed to explore ways to partner between their respective research efforts, including through the Australian Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program, to better understand reef self resilience.</li> <li>They wish to pursue a constructive dialogue on a "Global Pact for the Environment" aiming to complement and improve the coherence of international environmental law, including its implementation.</li> <li>As founding Members of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), they agreed to investigate opportunities to work jointly in the Indo-Pacific region. This is expected to include the development of a post-graduate solar engineering course specific to Pacific Island conditions and a free online solar training course for policy makers under the framework of the Solar Technology Application Resource Center (STAR-C) programme of the ISA.</li> <li>They welcomed the project to map environmental risks in the south of the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean, which will help to understand and anticipate the security consequences of climate phenomena.</li> <li>They wish to involve young people in the climate cause, and improve young people's awareness of protecting the environment and the oceans, noting that the "Shared Planet 2018-2021" educational and linguistic project is one means of doing this.</li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--download-list paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="top"> <h2 class="field field--name-field-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Resources</h2> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="field field--name-field-download-list-items field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--download-list-item-file paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-download-list-file field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-file media--view-mode-featured"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Vision statement on the Australia France relationship</div> <a class="download-file" href="/sites/default/files/2020-11/vision-statement-on-the-australia-france-relationship.pdf" target="_blank" title="vision-statement-on-the-australia-france-relationship.pdf" rel="vision-statement-on-the-australia-france-relationship.pdf" download> <div class="inner"> <div class='link-text'> <span class="icon"></span> <span>Download</span> <span class="type">pdf</span> <div class="size">120 KB</div> </div> </div> </a> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 02 May 2018 05:07:54 +0000 kate.vardos 94 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au Japan-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue: Joint Statement https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/104 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Japan-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue: Joint Statement</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 2017-12-11 16:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The 3rd Japan-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue was held in Tokyo on Monday, 11 December, 2017. This Dialogue reflects two countries' broad commitment and longstanding cooperation on bilateral, regional and global cyber issues.</p> <p>The borderless nature of cyberspace presents challenges and opportunities. Digital technologies and the Internet are key drivers of economic growth and innovation. Likewise, as dependence on global ICT networks increases, the potential costs of disruption are large and growing. Japan and Australia reaffirmed their commitment to work together to harness the opportunity, while managing the risks of our increasingly connected world.</p> <p>Japan and Australia further deepened their understanding on each other's cybersecurity efforts to deal with the rapid evolution in cyber threats. We exchanged views on key issues regarding cyber threat trends, national cybersecurity efforts, cooperation in cybersecurity in a regional and multinational context, and cooperation in cybersecurity in a bilateral context.</p> <p>Japan and Australia reaffirmed our commitment to a open, free, fair, and secure cyberspace. We reaffirm that existing international law is applicable in cyberspace, and we reaffirm our commitment to promote a strategic framework of international cyber stability consisting of the applicability of existing international law to state behavior in cyberspace, the promotion of agreed voluntary norms of responsible state behavior during peacetime, and the development and the implementation of practical cyber confidence building measures between states, supported by coordinated capacity building programs.</p> <p>Japan and Australia also reaffirmed their commitment to act in accordance with the cumulative reports of the Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (GGE). Going forward, Japan and Australia will continue their cooperation on the further elaboration of international law and norms, confidence building measures and capacity building measures in international and regional fora such as United Nations and ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on Security of and in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ARF-ISM on ICTs Security). Moreover, Japan and Australia will continue to enhance cooperation on responding to malicious cyber activities, including deterring and responding to significant cyber incidents, consistent with relevant domestic and international law</p> <p>The whole-of-government meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Masato OTAKA, Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), and Dr. Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), with the participation of officials from, on the Japanese side, National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, National Security Secretariat, Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, National Police Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Public Security Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Defense, JPCERT/CC, and Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA), and on the Australian side, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Cyber Security Centre and CERT Australia.</p> <p>Japan and Australia identified the following priority areas for co-operation over the next year:</p> <ul> <li>share respective national approaches on securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices,</li> <li>enhance information sharing mechanisms,</li> <li>coordinate regional capacity building efforts,</li> <li>enhance cooperation to deter and respond to significant cyber incidents,</li> <li>strengthening cooperation in regional fora, including the ARF ISM on ICTs Security.</li> </ul> <p>Japan and Australia will hold the 4th Japan-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue in Canberra next year.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:21:58 +0000 kate.vardos 104 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au EAS members reaffirm joint commitment to promoting an international stability framework for cyberspace https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/107 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">EAS members reaffirm joint commitment to promoting an international stability framework for cyberspace</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 2017-11-21 09:11</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="spacing-bottom-small highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>1. The 12th East Asia Summit (EAS) was held on 14 November 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines. The Summit was attended by the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States, Australia, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America. The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also in attendance.</p> <p>2. We reaffirmed our commitment to the 2005 Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the East Asia Summit, the 2010 Ha Noi Declaration on the Commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of the East Asia Summit, the 2011 Declaration of the East Asia Summit on the Principles for Mutually Beneficial Relations, and the 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the 10th Anniversary of the EAS, which emphasized the important role of the East Asia Summit as a Leaders-led forum to discuss broad strategic, political, security and economic issues of common interest and concern with the aim of promoting peace, stability, and economic prosperity in East Asia.</p> <p>Download the full Statement <a href="http://asean.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Final-Chairmans-Statement-of-the-12th-EAS_2.pdf">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--inline-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="content-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-inline-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden item--count-1 field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large_image/public/2020-11/24539634418_10e5104b3c_k.jpg?itok=5lQDHP2V" width="800" height="533" alt="12th East Asia Summit (EAS)" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large-image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">12th East Asia Summit (EAS)</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:11:21 +0000 kate.vardos 107 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au ASEAN Declaration to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/108 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ASEAN Declaration to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 2017-11-14 09:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="spacing-bottom-small highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We, the Heads of State/Government of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (herein referred as ASEAN) namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, gathered in Manila, Philippines for the 31st ASEAN Summit;<br /> MINDFUL of the importance of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as the key driver of ASEAN Member States in governance, economy, commerce and trade, social well-being and all other aspects;</p> <p>Read the full declaration <a href="http://asean.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ASEAN-Declaration-to-Combat-Cybercrime.pdf">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--inline-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="content-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-inline-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden item--count-1 field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large_image/public/2020-11/ASEAN%20Declaration%20to%20Prevent%20and%20Combat%20Cybercrime.png?itok=NNkoFzV0" width="800" height="460" alt="ASEAN Declaration to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large-image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">ASEAN Declaration to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:15:39 +0000 kate.vardos 108 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au ASEAN Member States Affirm Importance of Closer Coordination of Cybersecurity Efforts in ASEAN https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au/node/112 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ASEAN Member States Affirm Importance of Closer Coordination of Cybersecurity Efforts in ASEAN</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kate.vardos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 2017-09-18 11:10</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content-blocks field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="content-left paragraph paragraph--type--content-date paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="spacing-bottom-small spacing-top-small highlight paragraph paragraph--type--rich-text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-text field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Minister Yaacob (9th L), ASEAN Secretary-General H.E Le Luong Minh (8th L) with Ministers and Senior Officials from ASEAN Member States at the inaugural ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity. (<a href="https://www.csa.gov.sg/-/media/csa/documents/amcc_2017/amcc-2017-image-captions.pdf">Click here for full image captions</a>)</p> <p><em>ASEAN cybersecurity principals agree on importance of closer coordination of regional efforts and the need to develop basic voluntary norms to guide responsible use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) </em></p> <p>Ministers and Senior Officials from all 10 ASEAN Member States, including the ASEAN Secretary-General H.E. Le Luong Minh, convened today at the second ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC), as part of the Singapore International Cyber Week 2017. The AMCC, held at the St. Regis Singapore hotel, was chaired by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.</p> <p>The first session, opened only to ASEAN Member States, saw the Conference agree on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that ASEAN’s cybersecurity efforts across its various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective; and in synergy with one another.</p> <p>ASEAN Member States also expressed their support for the development of basic, operational and voluntary norms of behaviour to guide the use of ICTs in ASEAN in a responsible manner. These would take reference from the norms set out in the 2015 Report of the United Nations Group of Government Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (UNGGE). The Conference agreed that such norms will help to enhance trust among ASEAN Member States and build confidence in the use of cyberspace so as to harness its full potential to bring about greater economic prosperity.</p> <p>With the aim of facilitating more comprehensive discussions on cybersecurity, this year’s AMCC included, for the first time, a Special Session which saw the participation of Ministers and Senior Officials from five ASEAN Dialogue Partners – Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and the United States. Taking into account the increasingly inter-connected global economy and the transboundary nature of cyber threats, the Special Session highlighted the critical importance of international dialogue on cyber, as well as regular and robust inter-regional dialogue and cooperation between ASEAN and its Dialogue Partners.</p> <p>Delegates at the Conference also recognised the unique role of the AMCC as a regional platform that brings together Ministers from the cybersecurity, telecommunications and other relevant sectors from across the region and around the world. The Conference agreed to continue deepening discussions at the third edition of the AMCC, which will be held in Singapore next year.</p> <p> <strong>About Cyber Security Agency of Singapore</strong></p> <p>The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) provides dedicated and centralised oversight of national cyber security functions, and works with sector leads to protect Singapore’s critical services. It also engages with various industries, and stakeholders to heighten cyber security awareness as well as to ensure the holistic development of Singapore’s cyber security landscape. The Agency is part of the Prime Minister’s Office and is managed by the Ministry of Communications and Information.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--inline-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="block-inner"> <div class="content-wrapper"> <div class="field field--name-field-inline-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden item--count-1 field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large_image/public/2020-11/ASEAN%20Member%20States%20Affirm%20Importance%20of%20Closer%20Coordination%20of%20Cybersecurity%20Efforts%20in%20ASEAN.jpg?itok=ZkPxw1Ld" width="600" height="332" alt="ASEAN Member States Affirm Importance of Closer Coordination of Cybersecurity Efforts in ASEAN" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large-image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">ASEAN Member States Affirm Importance of Closer Coordination of Cybersecurity Efforts in ASEAN</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:10:05 +0000 kate.vardos 112 at https://www.internationalcybertech.gov.au