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Joint Cyber Security Centres

JCSC

Our Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) program brings together business and the research community along with state, territory and Australian Government agencies in an open and cooperative environment.

What our JCSCs provide

We provide partners with access to centres in capital cities across Australia.

As a JCSC partner you can:

  • access and share timely and often sensitive information, such as cyber threat intelligence and what businesses in your industry, and across different sectors, are doing in response to cyber threats

  • develop collaborative solutions to cyber security risks and issues affecting your industry 

  • contribute to a common understanding of the cyber security environment and achieve optimal mitigation through the sharing of analysis of incidents, threats and risks

  • attend a range of events, talks, workshops and presentations on cyber security.

JCSC partners can also participate in the Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI). AISI operates as a public-private partnership where Australian internet providers voluntarily work with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to help protect their customers from cyber security threats.

The program helps to reduce malicious software (malware) infections and service vulnerabilities occurring on Australian Internet Protocol (IP) address ranges. Daily email reports are sent to internet providers identifying IP addresses on their networks observed as being infected by malware or potentially vulnerable to malicious exploits. Internet providers are encouraged to use the AISI data to identify and inform affected customers about their malware infection or service vulnerability. This includes providing advice to infected customers on how they can fix the compromise or remedy the open or vulnerable service.

If you are interested in finding out more about the AISI, please contact your local JCSC representative.

How to become a partner

Our JCSC program is available to:

  • businesses that:

    • are a registered business with an Australian Business Number (ABN)

    • maintain IT security personnel in Australia and are able to act on operational cyber security or operational technology information

  • government agencies (state, territory and federal) with a defined role, or key interest in, Australia's cyber security arrangements

  • security vendors and consulting firms that sell cyber security products or services, and are willing to contribute their cyber security capabilities to the JCSC program on a not-for-profit basis

  • academic, research and not-for-profit institutions.

To join as a partner, you must sign a Deed of Confidentiality, which sets out the protocols for sharing and protecting information within the centres. Email asd.assist@defence.gov.au to become a JCSC partner

You might also be eligible to be part of our ACSC Partner Program.

Date
August 13th, 2018