Skip to main content

Federal Police Considering Offensive Cyber Arm

by Cameron Sinclair •
Subscriber preview

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) are considering developing a new “cyber offensive operation arm” to make better use of new ‘disruptive’ powers.  The powers were granted in August 2021, by the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2021

Commissioner Reece Kershaw told Senate Estimates that the police force intends to take a more aggressive cyber posture and is considering an internal restructure to boost its offensive capability. 

The new law provides the AFP and the Australian...

Already a subscriber? Sign in here to keep reading

Want more content like this? Contact our team for subscription options!

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest news in government
  • Navigate market uncertainty with executive-level reports
  • Gain a deeper understanding of public sector procurement trends
  • Know exactly where government is spending
  • FED
  • FED
  • FED
  • FED
  • FED
  • FED
  • FED
  • Defence
  • Justice
  • Legislature
  • Policy