New cyber security publication to help protect councils

Local governments can access a new publication developed by the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) about effectively dealing with a cyber security incident.

Coinciding with Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023 in October, the publication How the ACSC can help during a cyber security incident is designed for professionals who lead an organisation’s incident response capabilities. It provides the latest advice on:

  • how to report a cyber security incident to ASD’s ACSC
  • the ACSC’s role in whole-of-government cyber security incident response
  • how to become an ASD Cyber Security Partner.

The ACSC can also provide technical advice and assistance and help minimise further harm. Reporting also helps authorities to develop and update cyber security advice.

You can report a cybercrime, cyber security incident, or vulnerability via ReportCyber at, or by calling the Australian Cyber Security Hotline on 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371).