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Alastair MacGibbon

Alastair MacGibbon is the Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre and the National Cyber Security Adviser at the Department of Home Affairs. He leads the implementation of the Governments Cyber Security Strategy, transforming Australia’s cyber security landscape to realise the economic and social benefits of a cyber resilient nation, and deliver Australia’s cyber security operational capacity.

Prior to taking up his appointment Alastair MacGibbon was Australia’s first eSafety Commissioner. Before that he worked for 15 years as an Agent with the Australian Federal Police, including as founding Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre. Along with private sector roles such as Senior Director of Trust, Safety and Customer Support at eBay, Alastair MacGibbon was a Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.

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National Cyber Security Adviser urges end to complacency after global theft of commercial secrets

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is providing assistance to ICT managed service providers (MSPs) in the wake of the global cyber security compromise confirmed by the Australian Government. Alastair MacGibbon, Head of the ACSC and National Cyber … read more

ACSC adds Rackspace DHE to Certified Cloud Services List

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has added the Rackspace Dedicated Hosting Environment (DHE) to the Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL) for unclassified workloads, increasing the options available to Australian Government agencies. The Rackspace DHE joins … read more

ACSC adds Google Cloud Platform to CCSL

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has added Google Cloud Platform to the Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL) for unclassified workloads, increasing the options available to Australian Government agencies. Google Cloud Platform joins 12 existing … read more

New approach to support Australia’s cyber security

The updated Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) has been released by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). The 2018 release supports a move towards a risk-based approach that gives organisations greater flexibility to manage their … read more

Austal cyber security incident

JOINT STATEMENT Department of Defence Department of Home Affairs Australian Cyber Security Centre The Australian Government is aware of the cyber security incident affecting Austal. This matter has been referred to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) … read more

Australia maintains a key role in international cyber security community

Australia will continue its leading role in the region’s largest cyber security community with the Australian Cyber Security Centre re-elected as Chair of the Asia-Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Steering Committee in Shanghai on 23 October … read more

Record number of competitors team up to reverse the threat

Australia’s flagship national cyber security challenge, CySCA (Cyber Security Challenge Australia) is on again around Australia on 9-10 October 2018, bringing together a record number of Australian tertiary students to battle real-world cyber attacks on a … read more

Report reveals common categories of hacking tools

A report by international cyber security authorities highlights the use of five publicly available hacking tools and techniques, observed in recent cyber incidents around the world. The report is a collaborative research effort by the cyber security … read more

One in four Australians hit by cybercrime - reversing the threat

Cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime is harming more and more Australians every day, and it’s time to reverse the threat. ‘One in four Australians were hit by cybercrime last year – that’s over 6 million Australians. If we’re going … read more

Correcting the record - Certified Cloud Services List

Recent media reports suggest third-party solutions built on ACSC Certified Cloud Services automatically inherit ACSC certification. This is not accurate. Any solution or service built on a certified cloud service does not automatically inherit the awarded … read more