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24 Nov 2022
Essential Eight Assessment Guidance Package
The ACSC has published updated guidance to help ensure consistent Essential Eight assessment across government and industry.
23 Nov 2022
Vulnerability Disclosure Program
New ACSC publication released to help organisations implement a Vulnerability Disclosure Program.
21 Nov 2022
An Introduction to Securing Smart Places
New ACSC publication released to help organisations secure smart places.
17 Nov 2022
Exercise in a Box is here
This service provides an all in one platform that your organisation can use to assess and improve its cyber security practices in your own time, in a safe environment, and as many times as you want.
04 Nov 2022
Launch of the Annual Threat Report
The Annual Cyber Threat Report is ACSC’s flagship unclassified publication. The Report provides an overview of key cyber threats impacting Australia, how the ACSC is responding to the threat environment, and crucial advice for Australian individuals and organisations to protect themselves online.
ACSC/NCSC collaboration to strengthen cyber security posture
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are committed to improving our respective nation’s cyber security posture and protecting our networks from cyber threats.
27 Oct 2022
Delivering the goods in cyber security resilience to the transport and logistics sector
National Cyber Security Exercise Series: Australia’s transport and logistics sector – May to August 2023
19 Oct 2022
ASD women recognised for their contribution to the security industry
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has been recognised for its contribution to supporting women in the security industry at an awards night in Sydney.
12 Oct 2022
New self-assessment tool for operators of Critical Infrastructure assets
Today the ACSC launched its Critical Infrastructure Uplift (CI-UP) Program that supports owners and operators of Critical Infrastructure assets to assess their level of cyber security maturity and preparedness.
30 Sep 2022
Cyber Security Awareness Month 2022
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) theme is Have you been hacked?
15 Sep 2022
New Information Security Manual format now available
The Information Security Manual (ISM) provides organisations with a cyber security framework that they can apply to protect their systems and data.
Advice for Malicious Cyber Activity by Iran
Australian organisations are urged to be alert to continued malicious cyber activity conducted by Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors, assessed to be affiliated with the Iranian Government’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
23 Aug 2022
ACSC participation in Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Drill
The ACSC has joined international partners in the annual Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Drill.
05 Aug 2022
ACSC and partners alert organisations to top 2021 malware strains
The top types of malicious software – or malware – seen by the Australian Cyber Security Centre and international partners through 2021 have been detailed, along with advice on how to counter them.
29 Jul 2022
Gateway Security Guidance
The ACSC has published a new Gateway Security Guidance package to help organisations securely install gateway capabilities.
14 Jul 2022
New ACSC guidance released to help Australians avoid risks related to social media and messaging applications
ACSC has today released updated guidance to help all Australians better understand how social media and messaging apps can pose a risk to the security and privacy of individuals and organisations.
12 May 2022
Joint advisory released for Managed Service Providers and Customers to mitigate cybersecurity risks
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has today joined with international cyber security agency partners, to warn Managed Service Providers (MSP) of pressing cyber risks and provide guidance on suitable mitigations for them and their customers.
11 May 2022
Joint statement - attribution to Russia for malicious cyber activity against European networks
Australia and international partners shine a light on Russia’s ongoing unacceptable activity in cyberspace.
28 Apr 2022
Joint cybersecurity advisory released on 2021's top routinely exploited vulnerabilities
Malicious cyber actors are aggressively targeting newly-disclosed and dated critical software vulnerabilities against a broad range of targets, including public and private sector organisations worldwide.
22 Apr 2022
CISA, FBI, NSA, and international partners issue advisory on demonstrated threats and capabilities of Russian state-sponsored and cyber criminal actors
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the risk of malicious cyber operations by Russian state-sponsored and criminal cyber actors has increased. The threats to critical infrastructure could impact organisations both within and beyond Ukraine.
11 Apr 2022
Mandatory Incident Reporting
New measures to enhance the cyber security of Australia’s critical infrastructure.
23 Mar 2022
Australian Signals Directorate unveils new facility
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has unveiled a new world-class cyber and foreign intelligence facility, as the agency prepares to mark 75 years defending Australia from global threats.
Be Ready - auDA Domain Name Changes
The new domain name category could leave your business or organisation open to fraudulent cyber activity, such as business email compromise.
10 Feb 2022
Australia joins US and UK to warn of 2021 Ransomware trends
Ransomware continues to be a global threat, and cybercriminals using ransomware pose a significant risk to Australian organisations and households.
23 Dec 2021
ACSC and international partners encourage action to mitigate risks for Log4j vulnerability
ACSC and cyber security agency partners have issued a joint statement and advisory on the Log4j vulnerability providing technical details, mitigations and resources to help address the critical software flaw.
21 Dec 2021
Cybercriminals scanning Australian entities for serious cyber vulnerability
Australians must urgently patch applications and software products as malicious cyber adversaries conduct thousands of scans in search of the vulnerability related to the critical Log4j software flaw.
16 Dec 2021
JCSC virtual presentations on Log4j2 vulnerability – Friday 17 December
A critical alert and advisory has been published on the Log4j2 vulnerability. On Friday 17 December 2021, ACSC’s Joint Cyber Security Centres (JCSCs) will facilitate a series of virtual awareness and advice sessions about this vulnerability. Australians are urged to act now to secure their computer systems against this critical software vulnerability.
15 Dec 2021
Australians urged to act on cyber alert
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) issued an alert on a vulnerability in the Apache Log4j software library that exposed systems to potential cyberattack.
29 Nov 2021
Head of ACSC talks cyber security with Natarsha Belling in podcast special
Ms Abigail Bradshaw, head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), recently sat down with journalist Natarsha Belling to discuss the common cyber threats affecting Australians today.
25 Nov 2021
The ACSC On-Call 24/7
All Australians now have greater access to cyber security help and advice through the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s enhanced national Cyber Security Hotline - 1300 CYBER1.
01 Oct 2021
Microsoft introduces Exchange Emergency Mitigation service
Microsoft has launched a new optional protection for Microsoft Exchange servers.
16 Sep 2021
ACSC Annual Cyber Threat report 2020-21
The Assistant Minister for Defence, The Hon Andrew Hastie MP, released the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Cyber Threat Report 2020-21.
25 Aug 2021
17 Aug 2021
Boost your cyber defences with backups
Backing up your data is one of the best defences against ransomware attacks conducted by the opportunistic cyber criminals who continue to threaten Australian businesses, organisations, and families.
28 Jul 2021
U.S., U.K., and Australia Issue Joint Cybersecurity Advisory
Cyber Agencies Share Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities
Joint advisory on top cyber vulnerabilities
The top 30 cyber security vulnerabilities exploited by malicious cyber actors since 2020 have been detailed in a joint advisory issued by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and counterpart cyber security agencies from the United States and the United Kingdom.
20 Jul 2021
Act now to defend against vicious cybercriminals
Cybercriminals are targeting Australians at an unprecedented level to steal sensitive information and money, including through business email compromise and ransomware attacks.
12 Jul 2021
Updated Essential Eight Maturity Model
Adversaries continually evolve their tradecraft to defeat preventative measures that organisations put in place. The ACSC is committed to providing cyber security advice that is contemporary, and effective. This includes regular updates to the Essential Eight Maturity Model.
15 Jun 2021
Australia is fighting back against ransomware
Australians continue to be targeted by cybercriminals through ransomware campaigns impacting multiple sectors across our economy.
17 May 2021
Critical Infrastructure Uplift Program (CI-UP)
ACSC’s Critical Infrastructure Uplift Program (CI-UP) will help to protect Australia’s essential services from cyber threats by raising the security levels of critical infrastructure organisations.
03 May 2021
Update your devices to keep cybercriminals out
Updating the software on electronic devices is one of the easiest and most important ways all Australians can defend against cybercriminals and be protected from online threats.
31 Mar 2021
ABC Radio interview with Head of ACSC
Abigail Bradshaw CSC, Head of Australian Cyber Security Centre, interview with Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National, 31 March 2021.
Back-up data to defend against cybercrime
On World Back-up Day, the Australian Government is urging businesses, organisations and individuals to back-up their digital information to protect themselves against compromise.
17 Mar 2021
Head ACSC Address to AISA Cyber Conference 2021
'The Future of Cyber Security in Australia’ – Address by Abigail Bradshaw CSC, on 15 March 2021 Canberra Convention Centre.
25 Feb 2021
Multi-factor authentication for stronger cyber protection
Australians are being urged to strengthen proof of identity protections to help stop cybercriminals gaining unauthorised access to online information and accounts.
23 Feb 2021
IRAP training partnership
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is partnering with organisations in South Australia and the ACT to deliver cyber security assessment training services for Australian business and organisations.
10 Feb 2021
Health Sector Snapshot
This Sector Snapshot is designed to enhance awareness of key cyber security threats in the health sector and advise executives and cyber security professionals within the health sector on what they can do to protect their organisation from cyber threats. This report provides a high-level overview of the cyber security environment from 1 January to 31 December 2020.
15 Dec 2020
Information Security Registered Assessor Program (IRAP)
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is further enhancing cyber security assessment and training, improving cyber skills, and creating new cyber careers for Australians through the Information Security Registered Assessor Program (IRAP).
30 Apr 2020
National cyber security exercises for Australia’s electricity industry
In November 2019, the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) coordinated a national cyber security exercise series in partnership with Australia’s electricity industry and government agencies.
18 Dec 2018
Cyber Incident Management Arrangements for Australian Governments
Australia’s Cyber Incident Management Arrangements (CIMA) outlines the inter-jurisdictional coordination arrangements and principles for Australian governments’ cooperation in response to national cyber incidents.
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