CANBERRA, BM, ($1=1.34 Australian dollar) – $ 3 million is providing by the Australian government for a joint Australian-American program between universities under the Next Generation Technologies Fund’s (NGTF) cybersecurity program. The Australian Department of Defense has announced that Australia will lead the project through the University of Melbourne, Macquarie University, and the University of Newcastle. From the United States, the University of Wisconsin was involved in the project.
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University researchers from both countries will work on autonomous systems and their usefulness in cybersecurity. Researchers will try to develop new autonomous cybersecurity systems using cyber bots, which at a certain stage of their work will have to work in a team. The program should also show the interaction of cyber bots with people and their joint work to implement cybersecurity and prevent cyber attacks.
According to Dr. David Kershaw, Chief Science Engagement and Impact Division said the AUSMURI (Australia-US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative) program, the results, and developments in this forthcoming joint study will prioritize defense in cyberspace, which in recent years has been identified as challenging. and an unfavorable environment.
“This research aligns with Defense’s Science Technology and Research programs, known as STaR Shots. It provides another valuable opportunity to work alongside counterparts in the United States,” Dr. Kershaw said.
The Australian Ministry of Defense says the AUSMURI NGTF program will run for almost nine years and will receive a total of about $ 25 million. The Australian military claims that such a program is a high priority for the development of future troops, weapons systems, and control of possible future conflicts.
Australia is famous for the fact that in recent years it has been intensively integrating educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, and private companies into military research and development.
Recent years have paved the way for cybersecurity professionals in many countries. Russia, the United States, Israel, including the EU are developing various cyber programs and consortia that must respond to future threats in cyberspace.
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