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Cyber Bootcamp Program 2023 at The Australian National University

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Under the Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP), The Australian National University’s (ANU) National Security College delivered a Cyber Bootcamp Program in June, on behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Senior government officials and industry practitioners from India, together with counterparts from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka came together to attend the five-day program at the ANU Campus in Canberra. The Indian delegation was made up of 8 participants representing the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Ministry of External Affairs, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, National Security Council Secretariat, Government of Telangana, Government of Tamil Nadu and Industry.

Together with specialists, academics and practitioners, the Cyber Bootcamp Program offered delegates a valuable opportunity to network, learn and share about their cyber experiences and challenges at the national and regional level. Key themes covered during the Cyber Bootcamp included our shared challenge, building partnerships in an era of geopolitical competition, safe and secure use of technology, and leadership, culture and collaboration.

This Program was the first multi-nation, in-person Cyber Bootcamp delivered in Australia by the ANU National Security College, since the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the participants’ personal highlights of the bootcamp included the importance of collaboration amongst the region, sharing knowledge and learning with fellow delegates about each country’s cyber and critical technology experiences, policy priorities, and challenges.

The ANU National Security College (NSC) is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and The Australian National University.  ANU is proud to be involved in such valuable projects that contribute to regional security and build on the existing and strong relationships with its international partners.

The AICCTP complements the Australia-India Framework Arrangement on Cyber and Cyber-Enabled Critical Technology Cooperation and establishes a platform for Australia and India to work together to promote and preserve an open, free, safe and secure Internet, enhance digital trade, harness critical technology opportunities and address cyber security challenges.

Image: Delegates of the Cyber Bootcamp Program 2023 outside the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.

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