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.

At the invitation of governments, we conduct multi-stakeholder national cybersecurity capacity assessments using the University of Oxford’s Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM). These assessments help partner nations understand where they stand now on the cybersecurity maturity journey and identify their own priorities for next steps, while providing specific recommendations for national policies, strategies, and activities to strengthen capacity and resilience.

The OCSC continues to work with partner nations and the international cyber security capacity building community on research and capacity building projects that meet the identified needs and requests of partner nations, toward a safer and more secure digital environment for all.