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CEO Update: This Digital Life. From My Desk in Melbourne Lockdown 6.eternity
07 Oct 2021
Jenny Beresford's WFH DeskHello. As CEO of CAUDIT, I am here to work for you – the digital and technology leaders of Universities and Research institutions, your staff and colleagues.
CAUDIT History: From the CEO’s Desk
07 Oct 2021
CSIRAC at University of Melbourne 1956 - the first IT departmentAs the incoming CEO of CAUDIT, I’ve been looking back in time to when CAUDIT was established in 1976.
Higher Education Reference Models Updated!
07 Oct 2021

 Higher Education Business Capability ModelVersion 2.6.0 of the Higher Education Reference Models is now available. The result of a year's work by the CAUDIT Higher Education Reference Models Working Group (HERM-WG), this update includes new artefacts and offers significant improvements.

CAUDIT Spring Members Meeting
06 Sep 2021

When: 18 October 2021
Where: Online
The CAUDIT Spring Members Meeting will pivot to an online forum using once again the highly preferred virtual platform on Monday 18 October.

Our theme is Building a Resilient Digital Culture. We’ll be having conversations about technical, personal, and cultural resilience. The program committee is lining up provocative and inspiring speakers, and panels to lead engaging thought provoking sessions.

THETA 2022 "Making Waves"
06 Sep 2021


When: 22-25 May 2022
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland

Student Systems Community of Practice
06 Sep 2021

The Student Data Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed in May 2019 to support institutions with the challenges in managing the Transforming the Collection of Student Information (TCSI) Australian government project.

2021 CAUDIT Top Ten 2021 CAUDIT Top Ten Released
04 Aug 2021

View the top ten topics of most strategic importance to ICT leaders in 2021 in Australian and New Zealand Higher Education and Research sectors

CAUDIT Awards 2021 2021 CAUDIT Awards Recipients Announced
04 Aug 2021

Congratulations to the winners!

New CAUDIT CEO Appointed
09 Jul 2021

Welcome to Jenny Beresford !!

CAUDIT Farewells CEO - Anne Kealley
06 Jul 2021

Anne Kealley, Chief Executive Officer at CAUDIT is retiring

Alyne joins CAUDIT Strategic Procurement Program
06 Jul 2021

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.

Welcoming the new BA CoP Chair and the move to Microsoft Teams
06 Jul 2021

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.

CAUDIT 2021 Managers Program hits a new record
28 Jun 2021

Applications to the 2021 CAUDIT Managers Program has reached a record level with 33 participants confirmed in the 2021 program!

CAUDIT Partner Program
01 Jun 2021

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.

Spear Phishing Awareness Workshop
01 Jun 2021

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.

CAUDIT/UCISA Partnership Announcement - Higher Education Enterprise Architecture Reference Models
04 May 2021

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 offering a DDoS Protection managed service
06 Apr 2021

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.

CAUDIT Cybersecurity Benchmarking Report released
06 Apr 2021

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.

ACSC Campaign
06 Apr 2021

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:

The 2021 CAUDIT Awards close date has been extended!
30 Mar 2021

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.