Friday, January 15, 2010

Australian Cyber Security Operations Centre

The Australian Defence Department officially opened its Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) at the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra today. CSOC is for Defence needs, there is also "CERT Australia" for the rest of government. I was interviewed by Channel Ten News about this today at ANU, but the interview strayed into a discussion of Google's allegations of hacker attacks from China.

Unfortunately the Australian Government chose to set up its own new Computer Emergency Response Team, rather than support the existing non-government AusCERT. The Government also chose a confusingly similar name for their new centre. The new centre appears to consist of little so far, apart from the pre-existing Australian Government Computer Emergency Readiness Team (

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