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Cybersecurity services

CAUDIT partners with AARNet, AusCERT, REANNZ, and AAF to help members adopt appropriate risk profiles and countering ever-increasing cybersecurity threats and in doing so, help safeguard the intellectual property and reputation of Australasia’s universities. In addition to the direct provision of support, CAUDIT performs a valuable coordinating and advisory role, working together in a trusted community, delivering economies of scale and helping mature sector cybersecurity capabilities – people, processes, technology.

The CISO Group:

The CISO group, being the senior cybersecurity member within institutions with responsibility for cybersecurity, meet monthly, have an active email communication list and collaborate providing thought leadership, priorities for the sector, share challenges and good practice. All Australian and New Zealand institutions have active members.

AHECS Cybersecurity Community of Practice (CoP):

The AHECS Cybersecurity CoP has over 260 active members from all Australian and New Zealand institutions. The CoP is an active community with regular webinars by peers, international peers, industry and government and have a Slack channel for communication sharing updates, threat intelligence and good practice.

AHECS Cybersecurity Summit:

The AHECS Cybersecurity Summit, launched in 2020, is an annual conference developed by the sector for the sector, and is specifically focused on the Higher Education and Research Cybersecurity, Identity Management and Privacy Community.


CAUDIT engages with Government, strategic partners (nationally and internationally), suppliers and partners, on behalf of the sector regarding a range of items including legislation, compliance, systems, and threat intelligence.

Four-Nation Cyber Security Virtual Study Tour:

The Cybersecurity Virtual Study Tour, launched in 2020, brings together delegates from around the world to consider the cybersecurity challenges currently facing institutions everywhere, share best practices and threat intelligence, as well as seek opportunities for collaboration. The tours are a collaborative activity delivered by CAUDIT in partnership with peer organisations globally.

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