Cyber Bootcamp Project

Cyber Bootcamp Project

The Cyber Bootcamp Project (Cyber Bootcamp) provides practical expert advice and skills training to working‑level government officials from ASEAN countries. The Cyber Bootcamps aim to build participants’ knowledge and awareness across the full breath of cyber affairs issues – from  the associated opportunities and threats of cyberspace and technology, to cyber policy and operations governance and decision-making.

A flagship activity of Australia's Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program, the Cyber Bootcamp Project is delivered by the Australian National University's National Security College. The Cyber Bootcamps combine international best practice with first‑hand expertise from Australia's cyber policy and operational specialists across government, academia and the private sector.


The Cyber Bootcamp

Cyber Bootcamp Project

The Cyber Bootcamps aim to:

  • Strengthen understanding of strategies for coordinating national cyber policy.
  • Strengthen understanding of cyber terminology, internet architecture, and security policies.
  • Increase awareness of cyber threats and challenges faced in both Australia and within our region.
  • Promote the application of international stability framework for cyber security.
  • Promote collaborative relationships between government, academia, civil society, and the private sector to address joint cyber challenges.
  • Identify incident response roles and responsibilities.

Each Cyber Bootcamp includes a two-week intensive program in Australia, where participants engage in interactive workshops, exercise scenarios, industry site visits, and dialogues with Australian government agencies. As part of the program participants will implement a project which responds to a cyber-challenge or opportunity relevant to their domestic roles that will contribute to a cyber-resilient Indo-Pacific.

Vietnam Cyber Bootcamp
Vietnam Cyber Bootcamp

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Cyber Bootcamp was re-designed to be delivered online (Digital Bootcamp). Two Digital Bootcamps have been successfully delivered to Vietnamese officials (26 October to 5 November 2020) and Thai officials (22-26 February 2021). Each Digital Bootcamp was held over half‑day sessions with participants virtually interacting with representatives from Australian industry and government agencies.

A Cyber Bootcamp, or Digital Bootcamp – while COVID‑19 restrictions remain in place, will be delivered up to three times per year over the next four years to selected partner countries.