Established in November 2014, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) brings together security capabilities from the Defence Signals Directorate, Defence Intelligence Organisation, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), the Attorney-General's Department's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Australia, Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Crime Commission (ACC).
In July 2015, the ACSC released its first public Cyber Security Threat Report outlining the range of cyber adversaries targeting Australian networks, their motivations, the nature of the attacks and their impact. This was an important first step in sharing more information on cyber security threats. These reports will be updated and published at least annually as part of the approach to cyber threat sharing. The ACSC also provides advice on how organisations can defend themselves online and undertakes customer surveys to assess the maturity of cyber security practices.