Microsoft joins forces with Australian Signals Directorate to build Cyber Shield
Melbourne, Australia – 24 October 2023
Microsoft’s $5 billion investment in Australian cyber security is expected to create high-value jobs in Canberra as part of a special collaboration with the Australian Signals Directorate.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the investment during his visit to the United States.
A leading Australian cyber security officer said Microsoft’s investment and expansion into Australia’s computing capacity would create high-value jobs in Canberra and protect the nation from the increasing threat of cyber attacks.
Chief strategy officer of CyberCX, Alastair MacGibbon, said the private investment by Microsoft would have significant benefits for Australian cyber security.