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.
The 2020 Inaugural AHECS Cybersecurity Summit was held online event across three days Monday 02 – Wednesday 04 November 2020. The theme was “Bridging the Gap”.
Across the three days we had 208 unique attendees including 112 delegates, 28 AHECS Partner members, 5 speakers (that were non-partner/sponsor) and 60 sponsors interacted, presented, engaged and networked. The Summit attracted registrations from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the US.
We have almost reached the end of what must be our toughest year yet in Higher Education. I’m sure all of the community has been tested in ways you never imagined this year, whether it be dealing with technology change at an unprecedented speed, navigating significant changes to our roles and teams, or just battling to stay sane in a locked-down world. I would like to think that everyone’s connection in this community has been some help in some way to deal with one or more of these challenges, I know it has been for me.
Following the recent election, we welcome Warwick Calkin, Chief Digital & Information Officer, UWA as CAUDIT’s new Vice President and Vito Forte, Director - Digital and Campus Services & CIO, Edith Cowan University to the Executive Committee. An excellent group to be guiding CAUDIT into 2021!
Participating in their final group session covering future goal setting, running successful meetings and the ever-important presentations back to the group, the 13 participants of the CAUDIT Managers Program have now completed the 2020 program.
The participants from the 2020 program have been committed to the revised online structure throughout the program despite the challenges that this style can entail. The program has been instrumental in supporting them as they navigated a busy, tumultuous, trying and yet inspiring year.