Our Vision and Mission

Enabling the connection between
the need and the solution

The Oceania Cyber Security Centre’s (OCSC) vision is to advance cyber security education and research. Its mission is to work at the forefront of research to strengthen cyber security capacity and maturity, and to build contextualised digital resilience in Australia and in the wider Pacific region.


The OCSC was established in 2016 between eight Victorian Universities and the State Government of Victoria

OCSC’s university members and the 120+ specialist cyber security researchers within them, provide the OCSC with access to Victoria’s brightest talent. This talent is the cornerstone of the OCSC and provides the know-how needed to attain the desired impact on the national and international cyber security capacity building projects the OCSC works on.

Utilising Oxford University’s Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) assessment tool, the OCSC works with sovereign governments to deploy the CMM model, with the aim to identify what works, what doesn’t work and why, and provide every partner nation with holistic all-encompassing evidence-based recommendations to help improve their cyber maturity and resilience.

Stemming from, and based on, the CMM review findings and recommendations, the OCSC engages its talent network to work with the nation partner and the international cyber security capacity building community on CMM associated research projects and drive the positive change and impact needed to contribute to bettering global cyber security capacity locally, regionally, and globally.