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Submission: Cyber and Critical Technology International Engagement Strategy

The hub has made a submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in response to a call for input into Australia's Cyber and Critical Technology International Engagement Strategy (CCTIES)

For this submission the hub partnered with Andrew Ray, Bridie Adams and Charlotte Michalowski, law students from the ANU College of Law and researchers at the National Judicial College of Australia, and Kate Renehan, a graduate from the ANU College of Law.

A copy of the submission is here

The hub's submission is not intended as a comprehensive response to all the issues in the inquiry, but rather focuses on topics on which our research can shed light. We thus limit our the submission to the following issues:

Question 1: Need for integrated approach

Questions 2 and 3: Political misinformation, Internet of Things, telecommunications infrastructure

Question 4: Engagement with inter-governmental organisations

Question 5: Map of legal and regulatory framework for cyber security in Australia

The submission reflects our views as researchers and is not an institutional position.

Further information on the background to the submission is here including the following:

In October 2017 DFAT released Australia's inaugural International Cyber Engagement Strategy (ICES) to guide international engagement across the full range of Australia's interests in cyber affairs. Led by the Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, implementation of the ICES has established Australia as a leading international actor on cyber affairs.

Recognising the dynamic of Australia's digital interests, DFAT will update the ICES in 2020, and broaden the scope to include critical technology, reflecting the increasing interdependencies and linkages between our cyber and technology policy interests.