Government launches new cybercrime center

Credit: AFP

The federal government is preparing to launch its Joint Cybercrime Coordination Center (JPC3) to enhance the country’s virtual security efforts.

The center is expected to be operational from March 2022 and will work alongside the Australian Cyber ​​Security Center (ACSC), the country’s operational manager for cybersecurity incidents.

It will be headed by Australian Federal Police (AFP) Deputy Commissioner Justine Gough, who will lead a “cyber command” and will be AFP’s first full-time executive to focus on the fight against cybercrime.

“This AFP-led cybercrime hub will be state-of-the-art and ensure Australia is the world leader in cybersecurity,” Home Secretary Karen Andrews said.

“Australians work hard for their money and AFP works tirelessly to prevent cybercriminals from scamming, stealing and defrauding them.

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