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Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology

Capacity Building

Australia's current cyber capacity building program, the Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program (CCTCP), was established in 2016 and works across the Indo-Pacific to improve cyber resilience.

 

Map of Australia and the Pacific with the following countries marked:
 Cambodia
Cook Island
Fiji
Tonga
Niue
Samoa
Tokelau
Kiribati
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
The Solomon Islands
Nauru
The Marshall Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
Palau
Timor-Leste
Indonesia
Brunei
Philippines
Vietnam
Cambodia
Malaysia
Singapore
Thailand
Myanmar
Laos PDR

Australia's Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program works across the Indo-Pacific to improve cyber resilience.

The CCTCP supports Australia's commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which recognises the vital role of digital technologies to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

As an example, a key regional CCTCP project is the Australian Federal Police-led Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP). CSP is aimed at increasing cyber safety awareness and education of vulnerable communities in the Pacific region and upskilling Pacific Police officers in cybercrime investigations. CSP is delivered through local Pacific police officers in 18 countries. The program counters cybercrime through cyber safety awareness and education; development of cybercrime legislation and policy; and up-skilling of Pacific police in cybercrime investigations.

 

Fijian man accepting an award from a female AFP officer

AFP assists Fiji Police charge man for distribution of obscene images online.

Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Strategy

Gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) is a Values Pillar of the International Cyber & Critical Tech Engagement Strategy and a cross cutting theme of the CCTCP. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, through CCTCP, is committed to ensuring that all its investments and diplomatic activities progress GEDSI outcomes, in line with the Australian Government's international commitments to sustainable development, gender equality and disability rights.

The CCTCP GEDSI Strategy outlines ways in which CCTCP projects will:

  1. Highlight the importance of GEDSI to good program outcomes;
  2. Engage a twin track approach to promoting GEDSI outcomes;
  3. Encourage incremental improvements to GEDSI mainstreaming;
  4. Resource partners to mainstream GEDSI across the project management cycle, and;
  5. Facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration and peer-to-peer learning between Program partners, celebrating and strengthening GEDSI practice.

International Women’s Day 2023

This International Women’s Day (8 March 2023), the Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program (CCTCP) celebrates the important work our delivery partners are doing to create a more inclusive and equitable cyber environment for all, recognising the significant opportunities and risks that the internet poses for gender equality.

This International Women’s Day (8 March 2023), the Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program (CCTCP) celebrates the important work our delivery partners are doing to create a more inclusive and equitable cyber environment for all, recognising the significant opportunities and risks that the internet poses for gender equality.

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