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.