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A guide to managing data breaches in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
19 Feb 2018

This guide aims to assist you in developing and implementing an effective data breach response. It outlines the requirements relating to data breaches in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), including personal information security requirements and the mandatory data breach reporting obligations of the...


7 Nov 2017

The Panama Papers looked like the culmination of a new era for leakers — and then the Paradise Papers came along. But can we expect action to follow?


10 Oct 2017

The 2017 threat report includes insights into how the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) works and highlights some of the ways in which we have both proactively and reactively responded to cyber threats.


21 Jul 2017

This article argues that there needs to be more transparency, oversight and strong steps toward developing a robust framework of accountability for both the government and private spyware companies.

Discussion paper

Hangarau Matihiko
28 Jun 2017

The Ministry of Education now invites submissions on the draft Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko (DT HM) curriculum.

Research report

29 May 2017

The 2016 US presidential election demonstrated the increasingly complex cyber and information environment in which democracies are operating.

Audio program

25 May 2017

A 'hackathon' in Adelaide this weekend will look for digital solutions to help refugees settle in Australia.


19 Apr 2017

The Australian government has released this comprehensive cyber security survey, published by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), of Australian government and major businesses of national significance.

This report should be viewed as a companion to the ACSC 2016 Threat Report . Both reports...

Audio interview

13 Jan 2017

The new Ambassador for Cyber Affairs says Australia is a target for cyber espionage, but he has not singled out any specific nation as a threat.

As the United States is grappling with explosive findings that Russia engaged in hacking during the Presidential election,...

Research report

6 Jan 2017

On December 9, 2016, President Barack Obama directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review and produce a comprehensive intelligence report assessing Russian activities and intentions in recent U.S. elections. We have completed this report and briefed President Obama as well as President-elect Trump...

Research report

12 Oct 2016

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report continues to reflect the experience, focus, and mandates of the ACSC's member organisations. This report provides an insight into what the centre has been seeing, learning, and responding to, focusing on specific areas of change or new...

Research report

23 Feb 2016

Based on customer data, this report details trends across email, social media platforms and mobile applications to reveal attacker behaviors.

Executive summary

Life imitated art in 2015 as real-world cyber criminals every day applied the mantra of the anti-hero hacker of the...

Research report

29 Jul 2015

The number, type and sophistication of cyber security threats to Australia and Australians are increasing. Due to the varied nature of motivations for cyber adversaries targeting Australian organisations, organisations could be a target for malicious activities even if they do not think the information held...


21 May 2014

This document represents the process and reflections on the creation and curation of an open source 'texthack' for a media studies textbook for students in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. This document is provided as a resource for anyone contemplating a similar texthack project....

Research report

7 Oct 2013

This commercial research describes the unique characteristics of cyber attack campaigns waged by governments worldwide and is aimed at security professionals in order to better identify their attackers and tailor their defenses accordingly.

Here is a quick overview:

• Asia-Pacific: Home to large,...

Audio program

13 Aug 2012

Hacking. We often think of it happening to companies or governments. But it also happens to ordinary people.


25 Nov 2010

Australians are now sharing more personal information online with friends, family and the broader community. This paper presents the Government's response to the potential safety and security issues raised by this development.

This the Australian Government's official response to the report of the House...