Australia has launched a Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) to provide enhanced protection for its critical infrastructure, including its national defence industry, the government announced on 23 November.
The JCSC - located in Adelaide, South Australia - is part of Australia's leading cyber security agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, and its Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). The government said new facility also expands the footprint of its existing Joint Cyber Security Programme and its wider Cyber Security Strategy.
Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne said, "South Australia hosts some of the nation's most important energy, infrastructure, and defence assets. This centre is crucial to protecting our national assets including the wider defence industry we depend on."
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