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Cyber Security Services

Solutions for protecting Australia’s campus networks, online assets and information from cyber threats.

Protecting your network and assets from cyber threats

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other malicious cyber threats to network availability and information security are increasing in the research and education sector. We offer a portfolio of integrated cyber security services to help detect and manage threats and improve the security posture of the sector.


Security Operations Centre (SOC)

The AARNet SOC is a purpose-built facility that provides Australian universities with all the capabilities they need to manage cyber security incidents. Real-time monitoring and data analysis combined with incident co-ordination and remediation support helps you protect your campus networks, assets and people from cyber threats. 

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Early Warning System

The AARNet Early Warning System (EWS) monitors a handful of key online services for customers 24/7, such as public websites and learning management systems, to provide early notification of issues affecting performance and allow teams to respond quickly to incidents impacting network availability.

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DDoS Detection

Denial of Service (DDoS) Detection helps defend the AARNet network and our connected institutions from malicious cyber attacks. The AARNet Operations Centre is alerted within minutes of a suspected DDoS attack, 24x7. This allows us to notify any impacted customers and filter out unwanted traffic before it reaches our network and connected institutions.

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DDoS Protection

Our DDoS Protection managed service  is a cost-effective solution for safeguarding your institution’s internet services, information and assets from DDoS attacks. The service includes 24/7 proactive monitoring, detection and mitigation.

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CyberSecurity for Schools

AARNet's CyberSecurity for Schools service is a unique learning enablement and cyber safety platform, designed to keep students safe while allowing them to access the online resources they need to accelerate their own learning. Co-developed by AARNet in partnership with customers and CyberHound exclusively for AARNet Direct Connect schools, the service offers a comprehensive and integrated set of network and security services. 

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Tabletop Exercises

As part of AARNet’s customer engagement program, the AARNet Security team conducts state-based cyber security workshops throughout the year. These include attack trend updates and tabletop exercises to build skills and awareness, and help customers stay a step ahead when managing issues related to securing infrastructure and information.

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Australian Higher Education Cybersecurity Service (AHECS)

AARNet, CAUDIT and AusCERT are partnering to coordinate an Australian Higher Education Cybersecurity Service (AHECS), aligning activities with the aim of safeguarding the reputation of the Australasian Higher Education Sector through coordinated, complementary cybersecurity-related portfolios of activity.

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Global NREN Security Group

AARNet plays a leading role in a global forum for senior National Research and Education Network security professionals globally to coordinate security resources, people and knowledge. The forum provides an opportunity to share and develop security services and resources for the research network environment and promote collaboration across research and science communities.

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Cyber Security CRC

AARNet is an industry participant in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC). The CSCRC connects participants from industry, government as well as leading cyber security research organisations (including six universities) to develop and potentially commercialise products and services that improve the cyber security posture of Australia. The CSCRC plays an important role in raising cyber security awareness more broadly and exploring key cyber security issues with respect to the legal, policy and regulatory implications of cyber security risks.

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