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The Managed Service Provider Partner Program (MSP3) is designed to lift the cyber security posture of MSPs in Australia.

The program was developed in response to the global compromise of MSPs as part of the Cloud Hopper operation.

MSP3 is a principles-based, 12-month industry program of engagement and information-sharing that will support Australian MSPs and their customers to improve their cyber security posture.

The program includes an evaluation activity that assesses partners’ performance against the MSP3 better practice principles, with the aim of of securing their networks from increased exposure to malicious compromises while increasing government confidence in the MSP sector.

MSPs are encouraged to join the program to demonstrate their commitment to protecting themselves and their customers from cyber-enabled threats.

MSP partners are eligible for a number of services and activities delivered through our national Joint Cyber Security Centres, including:

  • The MSP Partner Forum – a national workshop that provides threat intelligence and identifies recurrent challenges and risks for MSPs.

  • 247 situational awareness products – access to ACSC threat intelligence in real time.

  • Provision of ACSC advice – to access expert advice on the benefits of best practice.

MSPs who commit to the program will receive peer and public recognition as an MSP3 Partner, including listing on cyber.gov.au and in other ACSC materials.

Download supporting documentation in the right column about the MSP3 program.

How to join

To find out more information about the global compromise of MSPs or how you can join the MSP3 program, please contact the ACSC on 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371) or visit https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/contact.

Applications for the first round closed in April 2019.

For more information you can view the program update.