Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre

The CSCRC develops cyber security capability and capacity to help keep Australia safe. We do this by developing innovative, real-world research and cultivating outstanding talent to solve pressing cyber security challenges.

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Ransomware attacks are on the rise nationally around Australia. Discover how to avoid being a target. Be aware of ransomware.

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Our Research

The CSCRC provides frank and fearless research and in-depth analysis of cyber security systems, the cyber ecosystem and cyber threats.

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Case Studies

Research with impact: Current projects

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As a Participant in the CSCRC your organisation has the opportunity to help drive industry-led research solutions to pressing cyber security problems.

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Cloud Control

Cloud Control: What the cloud is, what it does and how it can be securely adopted

Cloud technologies are widely used, benefitting all sectors of the Australian economy, yet many don’t understand how they work. This report explains what the cloud is, what it does and how it can be safely and securely adopted.

Exfiltrate, encrypt, extort

Exfiltrate, encrypt, extort: The global rise of ransomware and Australia’s policy options

This ASPI policy brief by the CSCRC’s Rachael Falk and Anne-Louise Brown explores how policy levers and incentivisation can help in Australia’s fight against the scourge of ransomware.

Underwritten or Oversold?

Underwritten or Oversold?

This policy paper explores a number of issues related cyber insurance, with a focus on how it can hinder and help cyber security uplift across the Australian economy. It takes into account the US experience, where the industry is currently in a state of flux, and makes four key policy recommendations to help ensure cyber insurance plays a positive role in Australia.

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