Australian Cyber Security Centre

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is a joint responsibility of the Attorney-General and Minister for Defence. The ACSC is Australia's premier cyber security capability, co-locating the Government's operational cyber security elements from the Australian Signals Directorate, Defence Intelligence Organisation, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, ADF Cyber Incident Response Team, CERT Australia, Australian Federal Police, Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. The ACSC works with commonwealth, state and territory agencies; and in conjunction with the private sector to provide a hub for greater collaboration. The ACSC's goal is to facilitate information sharing, raise awareness of cyber threats and to minimise security risks surrounding the adoption of new technologies and services. The ACSC operates within an existing framework and is guided by legislative and policy mandates, as set out in the Australian Federal Police Act 1979, the Intelligence Services Act 2001, the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002, and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    G. Non-statutory function with separate branding

  • Established By / Under

    Prime Minister

  • Classification

    C. Secondary non-statutory structure

  • Creation Date

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