CERT Australia moving to ASD

22 June 2018

CERT Australia will become part of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), within the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), in early July 2018. The move will bring together the Australian Government's cyber security agencies, to improve services for all Australians.

The ACSC's remit is to drive cyber resilience across the whole of the economy, including critical infrastructure and systems of national interest, federal, state and local governments, small and medium business, academia, the not-for-profit sector and the Australian community.

The ACSC will continue CERT Australia's work with industry to build resilience to malicious cyber activities through our operational support, exercising, information-sharing and trusted advice.

The ACSC is also introducing a new 24/7 response capability for cyber security incidents which will enhance our current services, providing expert cyber security advice around the clock.

The JCSC program will transition into the ACSC and will be a key element of our engagement with industry. The JCSC offices will expand to become the interstate offices of the new ACSC.

National Cyber Security Adviser, Alastair MacGibbon is leading the ACSC. He has responsibility for driving the agency forward on all cyber related issues that are affecting Australians. Mike Burgess is the Director-General designate of ASD. He has responsibility for the ASD and for the ACSC, as the lead agency on cyber security.

CERT staff have already moved into the purpose-built facility at Brindabella Business Park.

Following the transition to ASD, the best way to report urgent cyber security issues will be through the ACSC hotline 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371).