Welcome to Jenny Beresford !!
Anne Kealley, Chief Executive Officer at CAUDIT is retiring
CAUDIT has established a three-year agreement with Alyne offering members simplified and preferential access to Alyne Enterprise.
CAUDIT and Alyne have worked closely to put together this offer, with 35 members becoming foundation participants. This offering will assist CAUDIT members in deriving a comprehensive view of their cybersecurity risk profile as they continue to deliver value in the education sector.
Recently the BA community has warmly welcomed their new Chair, Janet Green, Senior Manager, Business Analysis and Process Improvement, Deakin University.
Janet has been working in the Higher Ed sector for 13 years and over that time has worked in Business Analysis, Change Management and PMO management roles.
With Janet now on board, the community has also made the move from Yammer to MS Teams. As the community hasn't had a Chair since 2018, we are excited to have Janet promote fresh engagement within the community.
Applications to the 2021 CAUDIT Managers Program has reached a record level with 33 participants confirmed in the 2021 program!
CAUDIT has been working on developing a service that offers product and service providers and sector organisations alike, a number of streamlined ways to engage with CAUDIT. The result is the CAUDIT Partner Program which provides multi-level engagement pathways, each with a set of pre-defined benefits that provide opportunity for engagement and collaboration with CAUDIT member organisations.
CAUDIT in collaboration with the ACSC are delivering one hour non-technical workshops designed to provide participants with an in-depth awareness to identify and recognise the indicators to mitigate the impacts and susceptibility to Phishing and Spear Phishing attacks. The workshops are being run monthly until November and participation is free for all IT and eResearch staff of CAUDIT member organisations.
For some time now the executive leadership of CAUDIT and UCISA have supported and encouraged their respective Enterprise Architecture Communities of Practice to collaborate to explore opportunities and mutual advantages through harmonising the CAUDIT and UCISA Higher Education Enterprise Architecture Reference Models.
AARNet now offers a DDoS Protection managed service. DDoS mitigation occurs in seconds, without the disruption or limitations of a traditional “DDoS Scrubbing Centre”. The service is a cost-effective solution for safeguarding your institution’s internet services, information and assets from DDoS attacks. The service includes 24/7 proactive monitoring, detection and mitigation. For more information, please contact your respective AARNet Customer Relations representative.
The inaugural 2020 CAUDIT Cybersecurity Benchmarking survey was completed by 34 of 39 Australian Institutions, all eight New Zealand Institutions and two affiliate member institutions. The support of participating institutions is appreciated in the first CAUDIT Cybersecurity Benchmarking survey.
The ACSC University Sector Cyber Uplift Campaign launched on Tuesday 16 March at ACSC in Canberra. The campaign launch was attended by CAUDIT Cybersecurity Program Director Greg Sawyer, AHECS Cybersecurity CoP Chair Tim Lane and AHECS Cyber Threat Intelligence Lead Dave O’Loan from AARNet, with online streaming provided across capital cities.
ACSC covered a range of topics including:
We understand the start of the year is a busy time with many planning workloads and determining priorities for the year ahead. We also acknowledge that people will be taking time off during the Easter Break. With this in mind, we have extended the close date for the 2021 CAUDIT Awards nominations to 9am AEST, Monday 19 April. We hope this will give you more than enough time to complete your entry to a high standard.
Each year CAUDIT Member Representatives identify and rank the strategic factors affecting the provision of IT services to their constituents. What emerges is an internationally recognised list of the most significant IT-related topics for higher education and research in Australia and New Zealand.
Following the success of the inaugural AHECS Cybersecurity Summit, the Summit will return in 2021, remaining as an online event. The AHECS Cybersecurity Summit will run over two days, Tuesday 09 November 2021 and Wednesday 10 November 2021.
The Autumn Members Meeting will be held on 14 - 15 April 2021 on the successful virtual platform used at our 2020 SMM!
The theme, Digital Dexterity - Shaping the New IT, will be broken into two subthemes across the two days with time for group and panel discussions. Check out the CAUDIT AMM webpage for more details as they are developed.
In late 2020, the CAUDIT Executive approved additional staffing for the Strategic Procurement Service, with a Procurement Officer (1.0), and an Admin Officer, Procurement (0.5) to be appointed. These positions have been posted to the CAUDIT website. If you are interested in the positions, or would like more information, please reach out to the Director, Strategic Procurement,
The CAUDIT Alyne Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment has been completed with 36 institutions participating in the assessment. This included 29 Australian institutions, 4 NZ institutions and 3 affiliated institutions.
Motivated by staff movement over the previous 12 months, CAUDIT is developing a ‘Talent Pool’ which will serve as a mechanism for CAUDIT Member organisations to target job seekers who have experience within the higher education sector. There is substantial value in securing staff who possess sector knowledge, especially when filling temporary or short-term contract roles.
Welcome to Siebert Lubbe & Alliance of four universities to deliver game changer in education
The Four-Nation Cyber Security virtual study tour, in collaboration with our colleagues in the United Kingdom and South Africa, has showcased the best practices of six host universities from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The virtual study tour facilitated networking with peers from across the northern and southern hemisphere as delegates came together to consider the security challenges currently facing institutions everywhere.