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Publication date: December 16, 2022

US Funded Program in Australia to Help Pacific Nations Battle Cybersecurity Threats

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A new Australian program supported by the United States will help organisations in 11 Indo-Pacific nations safeguard against emerging cybersecurity threats.

Led by researchers at Monash University and Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) in Melbourne and funded by the United States Department of State , the Post-Quantum Cryptography in the Indo-Pacific Program (PQCIP) aims to help organisations and government bodies in these countries over the next three years.

Cybersecurity and information technology (IT) focused participants in Malaysia, Indonesia, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tuvalu, the Cook Islands, and Nauru can receive free training in advanced cryptography that can help protect against threats from quantum computers through the program. This picture taken shows flags from the Pacific Islands countries being displayed in Yaren on the last day of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) on Sept. 5, 2018. (Mike Leyral/AFP via Getty Images) Encryption is […]

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