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Commonwealth Bank media release

COMMONWEALTH BANK WELCOMES PRIME MINISTER’S CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT

Commonwealth Bank welcomes the inaugural cyber security summit hosted by the Prime Minister today which addressed the importance of cyber security in today’s modern economy.

As a long-time advocate for a shared national approach to securing and enhancing Australia’s digital economy, Commonwealth Bank was proud to participate in the summit alongside top business leaders.

Mr David Whiteing, Commonwealth Bank Group Executive of Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer, welcomed the collaborative approach from Government on this important issue.

“The Prime Minister’s attention to this issue highlights its national importance and we welcome the commitment to strengthening the partnership between Government and the private sector on cyber security,” Mr Whiteing said.

“The summit addressed a number of important themes including improved sharing of information between public and private sector to improve cyber defences, increasing the number of cyber security professionals, and realising the economic opportunity presented by cyber security innovation.

“As more and more business is transacted online, cyber security will continue to be an issue of fundamental national importance. We look forward to continued progress and discussion on this vital issue across business, government, academia, and the broader population,” Mr Whiteing said.

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Media contact:

Commonwealth Bank Media
(02) 9118 6919
media@cba.com.au