Threats to our cyber safety and security are intensifying as cyber criminals target our homes, businesses, phones and computers, infrastructure and community.
Now working from new purpose-built headquarters, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is building on decades of quiet success by Australian agencies.
Officially opened by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the ACSC demonstrates the Australian Government"s commitment to online security in a world where new threats are always emerging.
"We must not and will not wait for a catastrophic cyber incident before we act to prevent future attacks," Mr Turnbull said, flanked by Minister for Defence, Marise Payne, Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, and Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, Angus Taylor.
"Our investment here today is a signal of our intent. There is no room for "set and forget" when it comes to our national security. And as the threats evolve, so must our response," Mr Turnbull said.
"The cyber sphere cannot be a lawless zone. The rule of law must apply there, as it does offline."