About the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS)

About us

The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching Centre located at UNSW Canberra.


The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) is a unique, interdisciplinary cyber-security research and teaching centre located at UNSW Canberra.

ACCS provides cutting-edge, long-term, international thought-leadership in cyber security through research, education and external engagement, at a time when cyber security is moving to the top of global political, scholarly and commercial agendas.

The centre enhances UNSW's existing and emerging research strengths in four broad research areas:

  • Australian Cyber Strategy, Law and Policy
  • Technologies of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Situational Awareness
  • Human Aspects of Security
  • World Politics, Security and International Law in Cyber Space

ACCS combines expertise from a range of relevant communities; political, cyber industry, defence, academic, individual and organisational users, and the media. The centre builds on close working relationships with both domestic and international industry and government, including UNSW's unique half-century relationship with Defence. The Advisory Board of ACCS, chaired by Maj. Gen. Steve Day, comprises business and professional leaders in the field.