[LINK] Australian Cyber Security Operations Centre

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Jan 15 14:55:42 AEDT 2010

The Australian Defence Department officially opened its Cyber Security 
Operations Centre (CSOC) at the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra 

* Minster's speech: 
* CSOC web site: <http://www.dsd.gov.au/infosec/csoc.html>

CSOC is for Defence needs, there is also "CERT Australia" for the rest 
of government: <http://www.cert.gov.au/>.

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: <http://www.auscert.org.au/>.

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 
(GovCERT.au): <http://www.ag.gov.au/govcert>.

Tom Worthington FACS HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/people.php?StaffID=140274

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