About us

Who we are

CERT Australia (the CERT) is the national computer emergency response team.

We are the point of contact in Government for cyber security issues affecting major Australian businesses. The CERT is part of the Federal Attorney-General’s Department, with offices in Canberra and Brisbane.

We are also a key element in the Australian Cyber Security Centre, sharing information and working closely with the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Signals Directorate, the Defence Intelligence Organisation and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

In addition, we have direct working relationships and a range of bilateral and multilateral agreements with government and business computer emergency response teams around the world.

Our partnerships with government agencies and international counterparts mean we are well connected and informed, so we are best placed to help businesses protect themselves from cyber attacks.

 

What we do

The CERT provides advice and support on cyber threats and vulnerabilities to the owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure and other systems of national interest. A compromise of these systems could result in significant impacts on Australia’s economic prosperity, social wellbeing, national defence and security.

These businesses and industries underpin essential service delivery across Australia, including banking and finance, communications, energy, resources, transport and water. To date, we have partnerships with around 500 businesses.

By using our government, industry and international networks, we provide our partners with the most useful and effective advice possible, as soon as possible.