Australia and Vanuatu conclude pact on defence, including cybersecurity

Australia strengthens cybersecurity cooperation in the Pacific region by signing a safety pact with Vanuatu.

Australia and Vanuatu signed a bilateral security agreement, which includes cybersecurity cooperation. Australia already helped Vanuatu after a ransomware attack in November which impacted emergency services, schools, and hospitals.

This agreement is part of Australia’s renewed push to strengthen its relationships with other countries in the Pacific in the context of China’s increasing presence.