Welcome to OCSC

The Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) was founded in November 2016 with the broad aim of engaging with industry, academia and government to conduct research, develop training opportunities and build capacity for responding to current and emerging cyber security issues locally and globally.

Enabling connection between the need and the solution, OCSC is comprised of eight Victorian universities as well as many industry and international partners. Our university partners and the over 120 specialist cyber security researchers within them, provide the foundation to work with private enterprises and the public sector to identify and develop solutions to complex security threats.

The core mission of the OCSC is to foster collaboration between academia, industry partners and government and to make our cybersecurity research capabilities readily available. The first round of nine collaborative projects, developing proof-of-concept implementations based on long-term research at OCSC member universities is about to be completed and results will be presented at showcase events later in 2019. The next round of projects with industry participation are about to commence and all eight universities participate in these projects.

The OCSC’s flagship project is the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM). The OCSC works in collaboration with the University of Oxford’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) to complete national level cybersecurity capacity policy assessments predominately in the Pacific region. OCSC’s other key partners to deliver these projects are the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

The Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) is designed to assist countries in understanding the current state of their national cybersecurity capacity. Such deployments bring together Public, Private, Civil Society and Academia actors to discuss the state of cybersecurity preparedness, governance and responsiveness in each country.

It is deployments such as the CMM, that inform associated research projects and capacity building interventions to advance the knowledge of global cybersecurity threats and the development of human rights online.

Our cyber security experts work closely with the research community, government and industry with new ideas, new products and new concepts to ensure that they are better placed to anticipate the future of technology and the associated risks and opportunities.