ASD defends Australia from global threats and advances our national interests through the provision of foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations as directed by the Australian Government.
People are ASD’s most important capability. While ASD remains a technology-heavy business, its critical edge is its ability to recruit the best and brightest people Australia has to offer, and to employ those people in innovative ways to out-think and out-imagine some of the toughest problems imaginable.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) within ASD is the hub for private and public sector collaboration to prevent and combat cyber security threats. It provides information, advice and assistance including mitigation strategies and certifying cloud services.