Dale Furse
First Assistant Director-General, Partnerships, Engagement and Programs, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

Mr Dale Furse is the First Assistant Director-General, Partnerships, Engagement and Programs. He is responsible for leading the agency’s media and communications, international and industry partnerships, and the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s capability programs.

Throughout his career, Mr Furse has held key national security and social policy and program roles domestically and offshore, including as the Australia Border Force’s senior liaison officer for the Mekong sub-region.

Mr Furse has held senior roles in the Department of Home Affairs, including leading the Department’s Priority Response Unit, and overseeing enterprise functions for regulatory reform, risk and governance.

Mr Furse has previously worked at the Attorney-General’s Department, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he led the Policy Branch for the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

Mr Furse began his career in the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Arts (Political Science).

Panel Discussion: Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 – Protecting Australians From Evolving Threats

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 outlines Australia’s plan for a more secure online world for Australians amidst a growing digital economy and an evolving threat landscape. The panel will respond to the threat environment through an articulation of the actions by government, business and the community in protecting Australians from evolving cyber threats.