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The Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) started in November 2005 and has progressively expanded since then. As of April 2018 the AISI has 155 members, including 20 educational institutions.

The internet providers participating in the AISI are estimated to cover more than 90 per cent of Australian residential internet users. Through their voluntary participation, these providers help raise security levels on Australian IP addresses, thereby reducing costs for all internet providers and users. CERT Australia strongly encourages new internet providers to join and help combat the threats to their customers’ online security.

Use the links below to view the reports and statistics and a current list of the AISI members.

Participate in the AISI

You are eligible to participate in the AISI if you have been assigned Australian IP address ranges and are solely responsible for the management of these ranges. If you would like to participate in the AISI, please send an email to aisi@aisi.gov.au with the following information:

  • the IP address ranges associated with your network (preferably in CIDR format)
  • an email address to send the daily AISI email reports to (ideally a generic email address rather than an individual email address)
  • a direct contact number and email address to discuss AISI operational matters
  • the name by which you want your company to be listed on the AISI website.

The AISI malware and service vulnerability data is also available through the AISI portal, where the daily AISI reports can be downloaded as an alternative to receiving emails. The portal also provides historical and more comprehensive data than provided in the daily AISI reports, and a granular search capability. If you wish to access the AISI portal for data relating to your network IP ranges, please advise CERT Australia of this when you request to participate.

AISI statistics

The AISI statistics pages provide daily updated charts of the key trends relating to these AISI reports and descriptions of the malware and vulnerabilities reported.

Each day the AISI reports to members:

  • malware infections
  • service vulnerabilities
  • open services
  • other cyber security observations.

This data can be downloaded from each statistics page linked below. Included in the data is the most prevalent types of malware reported through the AISI, services that are ‘openly’ accessible to the internet or have other security vulnerabilities that make them potentially insecure. Many of the AISI services reported can also cause harm to internet users.

The AISI and the Communications Alliance iCode

iCode-CERTIn August 2014, the Communications Alliance published the Industry Code (iCode)—Voluntary Code of Practice for Industry Self-Regulation in the Area of Cyber Security—to promote a security culture among the internet industry.

The iCode C650:2014 is designed to provide a consistent approach for Australian ISPs to help inform, educate and protect their customers against cyber security risks. It aims to reduce the number of compromised computing devices in Australia.

The iCode encourages all Australian ISPs to participate in the AISI and take steps to respond to AISI reports. You can find the iCode on the Communications Alliance website.