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Australasian Higher Education Cybersecurity Service (AHECS)

CAUDIT is partnering with AusCERTAARNet, and REANNZ 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 direct provision of support, CAUDIT will perform 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.

Following member prioritisation in 2018, an initial presentation outlining the service was delivered at the Autumn Members meeting in May 2019. The CAUDIT Executive approved the business case and funded the strategic direction for 2020, including the appointment of a resource to support the outcomes in 2020 and 2021.  Progress was presented to members at the Spring Members meeting in October 2019. The next steps include developing the Advisory Council Terms of Reference, calling for nominations to the Advisory Council and coordinating the response to calls for views on Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.

CAUDIT is currently recruiting for the Director, Cybersecurity Program to lead this exciting new collaborative initiative. Applications have now closed with an appointment to be announced late in 2019.

Contact Greg Sawyer if you have any queries about this project.