Emanation Security Program

The Emanation Security Program sets out the requirements for government and industry agencies to be formally recognised by the national authority, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD, formerly DSD), to conduct emanation security practices to national standards.

All electronic information systems emit electromagnetic radiation. In some cases this can be related to the information being processed and may pose a security risk. Emanation security involves measures designed to deny unauthorised persons information of value that may be derived from the interception and analysis of compromising emanations.

The Australian Emanation Security Program Manual (ACSI 77 (B)) (PDF) provides guidance to commercial and government agencies wishing to participate in the program. Achievement of the accreditation standards allows for formal recognition by ASD. It also sets out the obligations of agencies once registered in the program.

Application forms for joining the Emanation Security Program are included as annexes to the manual.

The Emanation Security Program superseded the Australian Industrial TEMPEST Program (ACSI 77(A)) in 2006.

Certified Emanation Security Providers

Certified providers by ESP category
Agency Contact A B Level 1 B Level 2 B Level 3 B Level 4 C
ASD Cyber and Information Security Division 1300 CYBER1 Authority Authority Authority Authority Authority Authority
Navy DNCNE NCIW (02) 6266 2834 Provisional Provisional
Army Accredited Test Services (03) 9319 5734 Provisional
Air Force 462SQN (08) 7383 5020 Endorsed Endorsed Provisional
Clements Security Services (02) 6291 1087 Endorsed Endorsed Endorsed Endorsed Endorsed
Thales Australia (02) 9562 2744 Endorsed

 

For all enquiries, please contact the Emanation Security Manager on 1300 CYBER1.