From National Cyber Force to National Cyber Competence

Bringing people to the forefront
With achieving the priorities of AUKUS high on the national agenda, former GCHQ Director Cyber, Sally Walker shares her insight into how Australia and the UK can learn from each other to address AUKUS’ second pillar of establishing near-term capability in cyber.

In this paper, Sally reflects on her time building the UK Cyber Force – and the impact it has had on the UK’s cyber resilience – and shares her unique perspective into how government and business can build cyber teams.
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Key takeaways include:

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The critical need for government-industry partnerships to build nationwide cyber resilience.
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Being ‘secure by default’ and establishing cyber essentials for the people.
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Why the defining challenge of the cyber era is the recruitment of diverse talent.