Meet our CCTCP Partners

The success of the Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program is based on its strong partnerships model — industry, academia, civil society, Australian Government agencies and other like-minded donors — partnering with countries across Southeast Asia and the Pacific to combine knowledge and resources to advance and protect our collective interests in cyberspace.

Partnering with the Attorney-General's Department to build cybercrime legislative capacity across the Pacific.

This partnership supports Australia’s objective of supporting the development and implementation of best practice legislation in line with the Budapest Convention by working directly with Pacific governments on these important issues.

The ACSC leads the Australian Government’s efforts to improve cyber security. Its role is to help make Australia the most secure place to connect online. The ACSC works with business, government and academic partners and experts in Australia and overseas to investigate and develop solutions to cyber security threats.
The ACSC supports the Secretariat function for the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network (PaCSON). The ACSC are also delivering a Cyber Upskill Program (CUP) to increase cyber security education, capacity and resilience across the Pacific region through the PaCSON program.

Partnering with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to deliver cybercrime investigative and awareness raising training through Cyber Safety Pasifika and Cyber Safety Asia programs.

Cyber Safety Pasifika is an initiative of the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) forum and operates across 14 countries in the region. It works with national police bodies to support their delivery of cyber safety training and awareness raising in their local communities.

Cyber Safety Asia delivers training, mentoring and coaching activities to South East Asian states designed to enhance knowledge and awareness amongst police and the community on cybercrime and online safety; enhance capability in cybercrime detection, investigation and prosecution; and bolster regional cooperation on cybercrime investigations.

This partnership supports Australia’s objective of stronger cybercrime prevention, prosecution and cooperation across the Indo-Pacific.

Partnering with the eSafety Commissioner to promote online safety in the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
In the Pacific, eSafety is working with Pacific stakeholders to consider national approaches to online safety regulation and education – with a focus on Fiji. Recognising that globally, women, girls and LGBTQI+ communities are disproportionately impacted by online harms, eSafety is supporting Pacific stakeholders to identify and respond to technology-facilitated gender-based violence through information-sharing and training with Pacific communities.

In Southeast Asia, eSafety is engaging with governments, industry, (I)NGOs and civil society to build knowledge for improving online safety through national and regional policy and practice. A key element to this is promoting eSafety’s globally recognised Safety by Design initiative as a model approach for engaging with the tech sector. 

These projects support Australia’s objectives of enhancing engagement in the Indo-Pacific region with cyber and critical technology standards, as well as mainstreaming and integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment.
As the world’s first government regulator focused on online safety, eSafety recognise its critical role in supporting our Indo-Pacific neighbours to establish suitable approaches to protecting individuals and communities online.

Partnering with the Australian National University’s School of Regulation and Global Governance (ANU RegNet) to deliver workshops to Southeast Asian partner governments to raise awareness of the geo-economic opportunities and issues associated with critical technology standards.

This project supports Australia’s objective of enhancing Southeast Asian countries’ engagement with critical technology standards.

ANU RegNet is a leading academic centre renowned for its pioneering research and education on regulation and governance. ANU RegNet’s interdisciplinary research responds to the complex and interconnected challenges of the 21st century, including climate change, conflict and justice, disruptive technologies, economic inequalities and geopolitical contestation.

Partnering with CyberCX on cyber security projects in Vanuatu, Cambodia and Vietnam.

In Vanuatu, CyberCX is supporting the National Bank of Vanuatu to deliver cyber security enhancement programs that will help provide a range of expanded digital banking products and services to the people of Vanuatu.

In Cambodia, CyberCX is working closely with government officials to develop a roadmap for strengthening cyber security capabilities, as well as delivering tailored cyber security awareness and technical training.

In Vietnam, CyberCX is working with government officials to design cyber incident response planning documentation and undertake training to support their implementation.

These projects support Australia’s objectives of building cyber security capability for a strong and resilient cyber security posture and using digital technology to achieve sustainable development and inclusive economic growth.

CyberCX is Australia’s largest pure-play cyber security service provider. Bringing together the nation’s leading cyber experts, CyberCX provides comprehensive end-to-end services to Australian enterprises and governments.

Cyber Law International raises awareness of the application of international law in cyberspace.

Cyber Law International delivers executive education to officials in the Indo-Pacific region, including the International Law in Cyberspace foundation courses and alumni workshops.

This partnership aligns with Australia’s objectives to promote responsible state behaviour in cyberspace and respect for human rights online by equipping trainees with awareness and knowledge of international law, norms and confidence building measures to apply in the online environment.

Cyber Law International is a boutique law firm with world-class expertise in the international law governing state and non-state activities in cyberspace. The company offers professional training, consultation, and research services to governments, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, technology firms, and others involved in international cyber affairs worldwide.

Partnering with Cynch Security to work with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Thailand to build cyber resilience in their businesses by providing guidance on best practice use of technology to enable economic growth and sustainable development for years to come. 

This project supports Australia’s objective of enhancing Southeast Asian countries’ engagement with critical technology standards.

Cynch Security works with businesses to continuously profile their cyber risks and provide what is needed to build and demonstrate cyber fitness.

Partnering with Deakin University researchers to understand technology-facilitated domestic violence in Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu, and build support services for victim-survivors. Deakin will update the National Survey of Technology Abuse and Domestic Violence in Australia (WESNET) into a Pacific context and engage with domestic violence support workers, local law enforcement, and policy makers. This partnership supports Australia’s objective of stronger cybercrime prevention, prosecution and cooperation within the Pacific.

Deakin is a leading university enabling globally connected education for the jobs of the future and research that makes a difference to our communities.

Partnering with Deloitte to deliver Executive Cyber Security Seminars in Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Through the seminars, key decision makers within government and critical infrastructure worked through sessions and scenarios to increase their understanding of the cyber threat landscape and learn steps to uplift their cyber defence capabilities. This partnership supports Australia’s objective of stronger cybercrime prevention, prosecution and cooperation within the Pacific.

Deloitte provides a wide range of professional services in Australia and globally to help clients confidently manage complex problems. Deloitte’s International Development Practice provides specialist support to purpose-driven organisations committed to creating impact in communities around the world.

The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program has partnered with ICT4Peace Foundation to deliver training in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam on cyber security, diplomacy, law and norms, data protection and cybercrime.

The Cyber Cooperation Program previously partnered with the ICT4Peace Foundation to deliver cyber security policy and diplomacy workshops.

ICT4Peace promotes cyber security and a peaceful cyberspace through international negotiations with governments, international organisations, companies and non-state actors. Further details on the workshop is found here.

Partnering with Independent Diplomat to strengthen the capacity of Pacific Island leaders, officials, and negotiators to engage in UN cyber processes as well as supporting the development of confidence building measures.

This project supports Australia’s objectives of stronger global cybercrime cooperation and fostering an international cyber stability framework that promotes responsible state behaviour in cyberspace.

Independent Diplomat is a group of former diplomats and policy experts working to provide advice and support to democratic groups and smaller governments to enhance their participation in the international system.

Partnering with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) on an initiative focused on building digital media literacy to counter digital disinformation, working specifically with marginalised groups to improve their access to information.

The project is focused on enhancing digital media literacy in civil society organisations in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. 

These projects support Australia’s objectives of strengthening cyber and critical technology resilience in the Mekong as well as promoting human rights and democracy online.

IFES is a not-for-profit that engages with critical issues in democracy, governance and elections around the world. They provide technical assistance and applied research to develop individual, institutional and collaborative capacities to strengthen democracy.

Partnering with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to deliver a project on enhancing the development of standards and frameworks for critical technologies in Southeast Asia.

This project supports Australia’s objective of enhancing Southeast Asian countries’ engagement with critical technology standards.

The ITU is a United Nations specialised agency for information and communications technologies with the mission to achieve the best practical solutions for integrating new technologies as they develop, and to spread their benefits to all. 

Partnering with ISO to complement the Standards Australia project, to provide targeted support for participation in the development of critical and emerging technology international standards that are globally relevant. This in turn will enable the improved adoption and use of these standards within the selected Southeast Asian countries and will transform economic competitiveness, national and international security as well as democratic governance and social cohesion.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

Partnering with Mandiant to analyse and support the Pacific to gain an excellent understanding of the cyber impacts facing the region and moving towards a more trustworthy and safer internet.

The Cyber and Critical Tech Program previously partnered with Mandiant to work with the Philippines to enhance its cyber security resilience, such as delivering training in cyber security operations and risk assessments. This project supports Australia’s objective of building cyber security capability for a strong and resilient cyber security posture.

DFAT has also previously partnered with Mandiant to deliver cyber security assessments and training in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as well as led a SOC build in Papua New Guinea.

Mandiant is a global cyber security firm that delivers high quality cyber security professional services such an incident response investigations and remediation, penetration testing, strategic cyber uplift support and tailored threat intelligence and operational support. The Mandiant Advantage SaaS platform delivers intelligence, automation of alert investigation and prioritisation and validation of security controls products across a variety of vendors

Partnering with the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) to develop a cyber security maturity model assessment and roadmap specifically for Nauru. This partnership supports Australia’s objective of stronger cybercrime prevention, prosecution and cooperation within the Pacific.

Based in Melbourne, Australia the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) is a not-for-profit cybersecurity assessment, evaluation and research organisation that conducts evidence-based cybersecurity capacity building in the Indo-Pacific. Jointly owned by eight Victorian Universities, the OCSC is focused on building regional capabilities through a mix of national cybersecurity capacity assessments, independent evaluations, localised research, and educational programs. The OCSC is the regional implementor of the Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM). We work in partnership with the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the University of Oxford to conduct national cybersecurity capacity assessments in the Indo-Pacific using the CMM. As of March 2023, OCSC have deployed the CMM to: Samoa; Tonga; Vanuatu; Papua New Guinea; Kiribati; the Federated States of Micronesia, Tuvalu, and the Cook Islands and Nauru.

Plan International Australia and its partners ChildFund Australia and the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University, are jointly supporting Solomon Islands’ youth to identify online risks and apply protective strategies for responsible and safe internet usage; as well as equipping caregivers with skills to support online safety.

Plan International Australia is collaborating with key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Communication and Aviation, Honiara City Council, YWCA, and the Australian Federal Police Cyber Safety Pasifika program to promote safe online environments.

This project supports Australia’s objective to promote and protect human rights online. It equips young people, their parents, and their community, with the knowledge and skills to promote youth-led and gender-responsive approaches to online safety that respects and promotes the rights of children and young people in the Pacific.

Plan International is an International Organisation that strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

PaCSON enables cooperation and collaboration by empowering members to share cyber security threat information, tools, techniques and ideas.

A key deliverable of Australia’s 2017 International Cyber Engagement Strategy, PaCSON was established in April 2018 with support from the Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program and is a key initiative. This initiative supports supporting Australia’s objective to build support cyber security capability for a strong and resilient cyber security posture.

PaCSON is a network of government-designated cyber security incident response officials comprising of the following members: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. PaCSON also engages international partners, from both the public and private industries to support increased knowledge and awareness of cyber threats to the Pacific region.

Partnering with the Pacific Forum to examine the cyber security landscape in Southeast Asia, specifically the effects of increasing cyberattacks on critical national infrastructure. This project will assess the gaps within Southeast Asian states’ approaches and highlight the significance of adopting standards and best practices to mitigate risks and maintain stability in the region. This project supports Australia’s objective of enhancing Southeast Asian countries’ engagement with critical technology standards. Further details can be found here. 

The Pacific Forum is a non-profit, foreign policy research institute, including works to help stimulate cooperative policies in the Indo-Pacific region through analysis and dialogue undertaken with the region’s leaders in the academic, government, and corporate areas.

Partnering with PILON to strengthen regional responses to cybercrime.

This partnership aligns with Australia’s objective of strengthening law and justice frameworks concerning cybercrime prevention, prosecution and cooperation within the Pacific, including promotion and implementation of best practice legislation in line with the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (the Budapest Convention). 

The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program supports PILON’s regular capacity-building activities on cybercrime issues, and has also supported four annual PILON regional cybercrime workshops (2017–2022), where Pacific law and justice officers, prosecutors and police discussed pressing cybercrime issues and suitable legal responses. 
PILON is a network of senior law officers from Pacific island countries, including Australia and New Zealand, who come together to address domestic and regional law and justice issues.

Supporting Pragma Partners to uplift the cyber security of relevant websites and digital products in Samoa. 
This partnership supports Australia’s objective of stronger cybercrime prevention, prosecution and cooperation within the Pacific.

Pragma Partners is a professional services consultancy specialising in the conceptualisation and implementation of digital and non-digital services across government and the private sector.

Retrospect Labs is delivering a cyber security exercise program to improve the readiness of critical infrastructure organisations within the ASEAN and Pacific regions.

Through tailored and expertly crafted exercise scenarios and a partnership approach to training, Retrospect Labs partners with critical infrastructure organisations to prepare them for a cyber security incident, so they can more effectively respond to the various, commonly-faced cyber threats.

This project supports Australia’s objective to build cyber security capability for a strong and resilient cyber security posture.

Retrospect Labs is a company that specialises in delivering world class exercises, to help organisations prepare for any cyber security incident. It uses exercises to expose organisations to the malicious tradecraft adversaries use to compromise victim networks in a safe way, and train them in how to respond effectively, minimising the impact and harm from an incident.

Partnering with SANS in delivering a pilot programme of world-class, targeted technical training courses to rapidly upskill selected participants and provide critically needed cyber security capability. 

This project supports Australia’s objective to build cyber security capability for a strong and resilient cyber security posture.

SANS is renowned worldwide for providing immersive, skills-based training, to give students the skills they need to protect their organisations from contemporary cyber threats.

Partnering with Standards Australia to build knowledge, understanding and practical skills to accelerate development, adoption and use of recognised international standards for Critical and Emerging Technology within ASEAN, in collaboration with Australia’s trade and security partners.

Standards Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia, and a member body of both the ISO and IEC, two major international Standards Development Organisations.

The Australian National University National Security College (ANU NSC) is building cyber capacity across the region through the delivery of the Cyber Bootcamp project.

The Cyber Bootcamp projects enables Indo-Pacific partner countries to address the full breadth of cyber challenges and build cyber capability at the national and regional level by learning directly frorm Australian cyber policy and operational specialists across government, academia and the private sector. 

This partnership contributes to Australia’s objective of enhancing understanding of the comprehensive agenda of cyber affairs in the Indo-PacificSoutheast Asia.

Partnering with the MITRE Corporation to support the Timor-Leste Government to develop a national cyber strategy appropriate to the local cyber risk and opportunity landscape, and a roadmap supporting its effective implementation.

The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit entity chartered to work exclusively in the public interest. They provide strategic technical advice and expertise without conflicts of interest.

Supporting the University of Melbourne Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence in their research to improve the cyber resilience of Malaysia’s critical infrastructure from sophisticated cyber attacks by training cyber security managers in how to evaluate incident response practices. Additional outcomes will be a benchmarking report comparing the practices of the three organisations against those of a leading Australasian financial organisation, as well as the creation of a specialist research team at the Cyber Security Centre, National University of Malaysia to conduct research and training in incident response.

A further project with the University of Melbourne is to improve civil society resilience to disinformation and related information threats, as well as support developing standards for managing and mitigating disinformation grounded in international best practice, conduct in-depth case study of selected Philippine NGOs, develop and deliver workshops in partnership with Philippine NGOs and the National University of the Philippines, and develop training, including a University of Melbourne micro-credential to develop and scale training for NGO workers, educators and other Philippines civil society organisations and individuals in managing and mitigating disinformation.

The University of Melbourne’s Centre for AI and Digital Ethics (CAIDE) is funded for the Building Resilient Legal Advice for Cyber and Critical Technologies in Vietnam project. CAIDE is working with the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice to build the capacity of lawyers to give ethical and legal advice in the pursuit of safe, resilient, democratic and human rights-based approaches to critical technologies in Vietnam. This will provide valuable uplift as legal precedents are often lacking in this emerging field.

Partnering with The University of Queensland to deliver the Pacific Telecommunications Security Expert Forum. The Forum provides a platform to identify key priorities of Pacific telecommunications security development and strengthening by bringing together senior officials and executives from the Pacific telecommunications industry for a focussed forum centred on the importance of telecommunications for national security.

Partnering with Trustwave, an Optus company, to deliver tailored cyber security advisory and technical support to the Pacific region. 

The Cyber Security Services in the Pacific project involves Trustwave working in partnership with the Governments of Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu to enhance their national cyber security and incident response capabilities. This will occur through a series of assessments, training and provision of foundational infrastructure and services. 

Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider focused on threat detection and response.

Partnering with UN Women to address knowledge gaps and develop evidence-based strategies for further advocacy and capacity enhancing initiatives on conflict-sensitive and gender-responsive cyber security, digital peacebuilding, and rights-based development of critical technologies, focusing on women’s CSOs and women human rights defenders. The project will strengthen the capacities of women’s civil society, human rights groups, and young women and men to increase their resilience and cyber hygiene through blended learning methods, and advance policy spaces for gender-responsive cyber security, informed by Women, Peace and Security principles.

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

The UNODC is raising awareness on cryptocurrency crime in the ASEAN region.The projects aims to strengthen the investigative capacity of specialized units; highlight gaps in legislation and offer tools to address them through tailored recommendations; and enhance regional cooperation best practice. The project contributes to Australia’s objective of strengthening cybercrime prevention, prosecution and cooperation.

The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program previously partnered with UNODC to support the Pacific in strengthening awareness and regional cooperation on ransomware by identifying, collecting and exchanging ransomware experiences and completing cybercrime training.

UNODC, through its Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section, leads counter-cybercrime capacity -building, technical assistance, and preventive diplomacy. From darkweb-investigation support, to cryptocurrency policy advice and member-state diplomacy, UNODC helps to counter some of the most challenging crime threats to society. Established in 1997, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices.

Partnering with IT training company WithYouWithMe to deliver technical training and operational support to PNG.

The Cyber Cooperation Program previously partnered with WYWM to deliver a train the trainer program of cyber security training in Fiji.

WithYouWithMe is a social impact company that helps organisations solve their digital skills shortages by identifying and growing talent in places others do not look, whether it is underrepresented groups in society or within their existing workforce.

The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program partnered with ABC International Development and its partners Care, Talitha Project and Sista to empower young women in Tonga and Vanuatu to participate meaningfully and safely online.

Young women were at the centre of the Girls Online (GO!) project. They led the identification and exploration of cyber safety rights, experiences, and issues. Young women also drove contextually relevant and practical solutions for their online safety. This project supported Australia’s objectives to promote and protect human rights online and gender equality in cyberspace.

ABC International Development aims to help communities, often through the media, to identify and address the barriers and facilitators to development issues, where information access, public dialogue or attitudinal and behaviour change are goals.

The APNIC Foundation’s SWITCH SEA: Fostering women’s technical leadership in the Internet industry in Southeast Asia is a gender-responsive, inclusive approach to supporting women engineers in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Cambodia through online training and mentoring to contribute to their career prospects in the ICT industry.

Separately, in the Pacific, the APNIC Foundation is also implementing a series of technical training and assistance activities to reduce national-level network inefficiencies and improve Internet connectivity in selected Pacific countries.

These projects support the Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program’s goal of a multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance, which places all stakeholders on an equal footing in Internet governance debates, best facilitates an open, free and secure Internet.

The APNIC Foundation leverages APNIC’s 25+ years of proven technical and developmental leadership to build human and community capacity for Internet development in our region.

Supported research by the Asia Society Policy Institute on the ethical use of artificial intelligence data and systems, and data protection/privacy and regulations across Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, using Singapore as a comparative case study. The report can be found here.

This project supports Australia’s objective of enhancing Southeast Asian countries’ engagement with critical technology standards.

The Asia Society Policy Institute is a think-and-do tank designed to bring about changes that incorporate the best ideas from top experts in Asia and to work with policy makers to integrate these ideas and put them into practice.

Partnering with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to deliver activities in the ASEAN region which promote human rights online.

The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program is supporting the AHRC to deliver a regional workshop and high-level dialogue on the human rights benefits and threats arising from technologies such as artificial intelligence. In Vietnam, AHRC will deliver training on human rights, technology and cybersecurity related issues.

This project supports Australia’s objectives to promote and protect human rights online.

Supported the Brookings Institution to develop a critical technology standards metric to comparatively analyse Southeast Asia’s capacity to shape and implement critical technology standards. The report can be found here.

This project supports Australia’s objective of enhancing Southeast Asian countries’ engagement with critical technology standards.

The Brookings Institution is a non-profit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.


The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program partnered with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's International Cyber Policy Centre (ASPI ICPC) to deliver a series of regional workshops for ASEAN states on responsible state behaviour in cyberspace.e Drawing from best-practice examples from Southeast Asian nations, ASPI developed guidance on implementation of the UN norms for ASEANs. The report can be found here.

ASPI also worked with Indonesia’s National Cyber and Crypto Agency to strengthen its cyber threat analysis, engagement on cyber policy issues and coordination across government.

This partnership contributes to Australia’s objective of fostering an international cyber stability framework that promotes responsible state behaviour in cyberspace.

The Cyber Cooperation Program partnered with Catherine Smith Consulting to support development and implementation of cybercrime legislation in Tonga.

Catherine Smith is an independent consultant providing advice in the area of cybercrime.

The Cyber Cooperation Program partnered with the e-Governance Academy and Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) to build digital service delivery capacity in the Indo-Pacific.

The project brought together Pacific government officials to assess existing e-Governance capabilities and the required resources to achieve each country’s desired digital transformation. The final report is found here.

Founded in 2002, the e-Governance Academy is a non-profit think tank and consultancy organisation: a joint initiative of the Government of Estonia, Open Society Institute and the United Nations Development Programme.

The Cyber Cooperation Program partnered with the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) to mainstream human rights in cyber law reform in Indonesia through awareness raising and capacity building.

ELSAM is a policy advocacy organisation based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Cyber Cooperation Program partnered with the Foundation for Media Alternatives to advance human rights and democratic principles in the digital space in the Philippines.

Founded in 1987, the Foundation for Media Alternatives works with citizens, and marginalised communities in particular, to strategically and appropriately use information and communications technologies for democratisation and empowerment.

The Cyber Cooperation Program partnered with the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) to conduct cyber security breach workshops and training for Pacific governments.

The Cyber Cooperation Program partnered with Ionize to deliver cyber security capacity training to technical staff within Papua New Guinea's National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA).

The Cyber Cooperation Program partnered with Monash University to deliver a cyber security awareness program in Myanmar.

Monash University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia.

Supporteding New America DIGI to undertake research to better understand the effectiveness and use of innovative digital technologies in the Mekong region.

This project supports Australia’s objective of strengthening cyber and critical technology resilience in the Mekong. The report can be found here.

New America is a think tank and civic innovation platform that connects a research institute, technology lab, solutions network, media hub and public forum to confront the challenges caused by rapid technical and social change through research and evidence-based policy.

The Cyber Cooperation Program partnered with RMIT University's Australian APEC Study Centre to explore the application of block chain technology to support digital business and entrepreneurship in Papua New Guinea.

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.

The Cyber Cooperation Program partnered with Standards Australia to strengthen the cyber security environment in the Pacific Region.

Standards Australia worked with Pacific government officials to consider harmonisation with JTC 1 SIO/IEC 27000 Information Security Management System group of international standards. The report is found here.

Standards Australia is the leading independent, non-government organisation specialising in the development and adoption of internationally-aligned standards in Australia.

The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program partnered with TAFE Queensland to work with key government and healthcare stakeholders within the ASEAN region to build institutional cyber security knowledge, including responding to emerging cyber threat trends linked to COVID-19.

TAFE Queensland delivered training to enable development of organisational cyber security and incident response and recovery policies; mature approaches to analysing and harnessing cyber security data to inform policy and resource allocation; and promoting and leveraging the role of women in the field of cyber security.

This initiative supports Australia’s objective to build cyber security capability for a strong and resilient cyber security posture.

TAFE Queensland is the most experienced provider of further education and training in Queensland and is committed to innovative delivery of professional, industry-relevant training.

The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program supported four Solomon Island Government officials to complete the UNSW Cyber Security Boot Camp course virtually. This partnership contributes to Australia’s objective of enhancing understanding of the comprehensive agenda of cyber affairs within the Pacific.

The UNSW Institute for Cyber Security is a unique, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and teaching centre, working to develop the next generation of cyber security experts and leaders.

The Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program partnered with University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) to develop government capacity and expertise in using Artificial Intelligence technology ethically for public sector service delivery in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

This project supports Australia’s objective of enhancing Southeast Asian countries’ engagement with critical technology standards.

UTS is a public research university located in Sydney, Australia.