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. The ACSC’s Director of Critical Infrastructure Uplift, Heidi Hutchison, spoke about the program during a panel event at the Australian Information Security Association Cyber Conference in Melbourne today. CI-UP features a new Self-Assessment Portal tool that’s designed to strengthen the protection of critical infrastructure from the most sophisticated threats. Conference delegates were treated to a live demonstration of the Portal. It is accessible through the Partner Portal and allows entities to run through a self-guided cyber maturity assessment at their own pace, with support from the ACSC’s Critical Infrastructure Uplift team. CI-UP also provides pathways for businesses to improve their operational knowledge and expertise. It is designed to provide an evaluation of cyber security preparedness and maturity, prioritised vulnerability and risk mitigation strategies, and connection to other ACSC services. Organisations that wish to participate in CI-UP, but are not ACSC Partners, are required to register for the ACSC Partnership Program through the ACSC Partner Hub. Partnering with the ACSC provides access to a range of benefits that build resilience to cyber security threats, links businesses through the ACSC’s Joint Cyber Security Centres (JCSCs) in the states and territories. The ACSC provides tailored advice to protect critical infrastructure assets of significant importance to Australia’s national interests and security. For more information, visit Critical Infrastructure Uplift (CI-UP) Program.