Cyber warfare is growing as a domain of warfare but requires a different approach than the environmental domains. The individual services are not large enough to effectively generate cyber warfare capability and therefore Australian Defence Force (ADF) cyber operations must be a truly Joint enterprise. This will involve a raise, train, sustain and deliver model more similar to Special Forces than conventional capabilities, with Joint funding and direction, and the human capability lifecycle managed by one service rather than all three.
Relating to or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality.
Information Warfare Division
The Information Warfare Division (IWD) was formed in 2017 under Joint Capabilities Group within the Department of Defence. Its formation was part of an initiative by the Australian Government to combat threats to Australia’s national interests in the information environment.