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Better Cyber Security for the Territory

Office of the Chief Minister

Territory IT companies and small to medium businesses will now have better access to cyber security advice and expertise with the opening of a new Joint Cyber Security Service in Darwin, operating from the Northern Australia Development Office.

This partnership with the Australian Government will see the Darwin Joint Cyber Security Service (JCSS) operate from the Northern Australia Development Office.

Through this new service, small businesses can access cyber threat information and seek advice from experts, while ICT enterprises can collaborate, share information across the sector and access skill development workshops.

The Territory Government will work with the service to facilitate programs supporting regional businesses and key sectors through regional visits and sector-specific workshops.

This service will drive closer collaboration between government, industry, academia and the research community to support and learn from each other, share insights, and work together on cyber threats and opportunities.

For information on how to protect yourself and your business from cyber threats and to join the ACSC Partnership Program to attend Darwin JCSS events – visit 


Quotes from Minister for Corporate and Digital Development, the Hon Paul Kirby MLA:

“We all know that cyber security is in focus at the moment, especially with many businesses having to adapt to increased online activity due to COVID. This free Partnership Program is about equipping our local industry with the tools they need to feel protected.”  

“This Joint Cyber Security outreach service is a collaboration between the Northern Territory and Federal Governments, and our local ICT industry, and is designed to address the real and present danger of threats to cyber security, through targeted and expert training.”

“I encourage local businesses, particularly ICT businesses, to join the free Partnership Program.”

Quotes from the Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Abigail Bradshaw CSC

“The Darwin JCSC outreach service would be a boost for cyber security in the Top End, as Northern Territory businesses and organisations would have greater access to cyber security advice and support.

“Cyber Security is a team sport and Joint Cyber Security Centres bring together business, government, industry, and academic partners to drive collaboration and information-sharing on cyber security issues,” Ms Bradshaw said.

“Through the outreach service, NT businesses and organisations will benefit from regular cyber security sessions and workshops.”

“I encourage businesses and organisations in the Northern Territory to become a partner of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) to fully benefit from the JCSC outreach service, receive timely cyber alerts and advice, and be part of a community of partners committed to lifting Australia’s collective cyber resilience.”  

The ACSC leads the Australian Government’s operational response to cyber threats, with the aim of making Australia the most secure place to connect online.

Cyber security information and advice, including how to become an ACSC Partner, is available at


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