Latest publications

Joint report on publicly available hacking tools

This report is a collaborative research effort by the cyber security authorities of five nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA. It highlights the use of five publicly available tools, observed in recent cyber incidents around the world. To … read more

ACSC Threat Report 2017

This is the third Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report. It continues to reflect the experience, focus, and mandates of the ACSC’s member organisations. This report provides an insight into what the Centre has been seeing, learning, and … read more

ACSC Threat Report 2016

This is the second Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report. It continues to reflect the experience, focus, and mandates of the ACSC’s member organisations. This report provides an insight into what the Centre has been seeing, learning, and … read more

2016 Australian Cyber Security Centre Survey

This is the first Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Cyber Security Survey to look across both the government and private sectors in combination. It provides an overview of how prepared Australian organisations are to meet the growing cyber threat. … read more

2015 Cyber Security Survey: Major Australian Businesses

The 2015 Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Cyber Security Survey of major Australian businesses was conducted to obtain a better picture of Australian organisations’ understanding of cyber threats and how they are positioned to secure their networks. … read more

ACSC Threat Report 2015

This report describes the range of cyber adversaries targeting Australian networks, explains their motivations, the malicious activities they are conducting and their impact, and provides specific examples of activity targeting Australian networks during 2014. … read more

CyberSense educational video

The CyberSense video is an educational tool for Australian government agencies. It informs staff about information security threats and the importance of taking information security seriously. CyberSense is presented in episodes, allowing you to customise the … read more

Detecting Socially Engineered Messages (PDF)

This publication provides guidance on identifying socially engineered messages delivered by services such as email, SMS, instant messaging or other direct messaging services offered by social media applications. Detecting Socially Engineered Messages (PDF) read more

Security and Safety Tips for Social Media (PDF)

This publication provides guidance on simple yet effective strategies that both organisations and individuals can implement to secure their use of social media services. Security and Safety Tips for Social Media (PDF) read more

Top Security Tips for Personal Device Use (PDF)

This publication provides guidance on simple yet effective strategies that individuals can implement to secure the use of their personal devices against common cyber threats. Top Security Tips for Personal Device Use (PDF) read more

Using Consumer-Grade Email Services (PDF)

This publication provides guidance on how to minimise the risk of using consumer-grade email services for business purposes. Using Consumer-Grade Email Services (PDF) read more