Welcome from the Director of ACCS Professor Jill Slay AM

The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) has been established as a unique, interdisciplinary cyber security centre that brings together experts from UNSW Sydney and Canberra campuses as well as the wider world to address the cyber security challenges of the 21st century.

Cyber security is an increasingly important requirement for governments, global business and wider community. We live in a world where information technology and internet populate every aspect of our lives. This makes the protection of the cyber space critically important.

ACCS will drive major research in cyber security and will provide the thought leadership and knowledge required to protect society from the cyber attacks on individual, business, national or international levels.

ACCS is already working closely with DSTO, Defence Services and Northrop Grumman Australia. The Centre will also collaborate with the Australian Defence Force and Defence contractors, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Taxation Office, Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection, Attorney-General's Department and The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Cyber Security Centre and ASD, State and Federal Police, Australian Crime Commission, and Australian and New Zealand Police Ministers and Commissioners as well as commercial entities and other organisations who are supporting us in integration of our systems, with training, guidance and advice.

ACCS will comprise of approximately 50 established and renowned experts in the field. This is not only Australia's largest concentration of cyber security researchers, but also, in size as well as individual reputations, comparable to the leading groups at Stamford or Oxford.

We now offer a range of programs from undergraduate level to post-doctoral programs in cyber security.

The Centre will provide war-gaming, training and exercising on our cyber-range - with our own state of the art equipment unique in the Australian university system with an unclassified cyber range for teaching, training and research. And with the support of other vendors, we have advanced software for managing our range and a traffic generator to allow us to develop authentic cyber attack scenarios.

We look forward to building a unique set of capabilities at the Centre that can effectively complement the work of our stakeholders and help further strengthen Australia's cyber leadership.

Professor Jill Slay