The Cyber Bootcamp Project, delivered by the ANU Cyber Security Centre with the support of the National Security College on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is helping to prepare and equip practitioners at the frontline of the region’s cybersecurity challenges by providing practical expert advice and skills training to government officials from ASEAN and Pacific countries.
The project was officially launched at ANU by Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Dr Tobias Feakin: “The Cyber Bootcamp Project has been designed to bring together complementary skills and expertise from across government, academia and the private sector to deliver a comprehensive, holistic and innovative training program to our regional partners.”
Each 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.
In its first week, course participants from Indonesia explored numerous issues and challenges, such as international laws and norms, attribution and deterrence, protecting critical infrastructure, creating an innovation culture, and combatting cybercrime. Course presenters have included CEO ANU Cyber Institute Dr Lesley Seebeck, the NSC’s Ms Catherine Bridges and Mr Brad Fallen, and CyberCX Strategy Chief Mr Alastair MacGibbon.
The National Security College is very proud to be involved in such a valuable project that will contribute to regional security and build on the existing and strong relationships with our international partners.