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2018 -- Launching into action

Working from new purpose-built headquarters after its official launch in August, the ACSC and its network of Joint Cyber Security Centres (JCSCs) across the country are building on decades of quiet success by Australian agencies. The ACSC, part of the … read more

ACSC advice for MSPs

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

Microsoft warns of Internet Explorer vulnerability

Microsoft has released a security update for Internet Explorer after receiving a report from Google about a new vulnerability that is being used in targeted attacks. Security vulnerabilities in applications can be used to execute malicious code on your … read more

Bomb threat email scam targeting Australians

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of bomb threat emails being received by Australians. The emails claim an explosive device has been hidden in the recipient’s premises, and will be detonated unless a ransom is paid in bitcoin. If you receive … read more

Expanded agreement on incident management arrangements

The Council of Australian Governments has today agreed to expanded Cyber Incident Management Arrangements (CIMA), increasing national cyber defences through improved cooperation across jurisdictions. The CIMA outlines the inter-jurisdictional coordination … read more

Inspiring a new generation

Australia’s best young cyber stars have been recognised in the Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA), the nation’s flagship hacking competition for tertiary students. The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and industry partners run the challenge to … read more

New approach to support 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

The ACSC is updating partner contact information

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is currently in the process of updating its contact list for our partners. Our cyber community is experiencing rapid change and people are often on the move, falling outside of the information loop. We want to ensure … read more

We all have a stake in cyber security

Australia’s banks, insurers and superannuation funds are an attractive target for cyber criminals, so all financial institutions must be able to handle cyber risks and regularly test their own defences. To help businesses and organisations better protect … read more

UK NCSC releases second Annual Review

On its second anniversary, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has published its second Annual Review, highlighting the sustained threat to the UK from hostile state actors and cyber criminals. The report, released on Tuesday 16 … read more

Attribution of a pattern of malicious cyber activity to Russia

The Australian Government has joined international partners to condemn a pattern of malicious cyber activity by Russia targeting political, business, media and sporting institutions worldwide. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP and the Foreign … read more

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security launches

This week the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) officially began operations. The new Centre will support a unified approach to cyber security and build community awareness and education. It will provide expert advice, guidance, services and support on … read more