The ASD - ANU Co-Lab brings together researchers, academics and technical leaders to solve national security challenges and nurture Australian talent.
The Co-Lab is a 15-year partnership between the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the Australian National University (ANU). Based at ANU, in a state-of-the-art purpose-built unclassified facility, this unique partnership was formed in 2018 to accelerate the transfer of knowledge and cutting-edge expertise with joint collaboration activities. It brings together leading ANU academics and ASD's foremost analysts and technologists to collaborate on a program which puts Australia's national security at its centre.
Uniting problem solvers from a variety of disciplines, the program of activities focuses on areas such as cryptography, computational linguistics, secure communications, computing, cyber security, psychology and vulnerability research.
The goals of our partnership are:
- Promote research collaboration in areas of mutual interest to ASD and ANU.
- Identify and foster talented students working in areas related to ASD.
- Provide a focal point and meeting place for STEM outreach initiatives to grow Australia's STEM pool.
- Facilitate education and training activities and opportunities for ASD staff and ANU students.
Who is ASD?
- Inform- by the covert collection of foreign signals intelligence
- Protect- Provide proactive advice and assistance to improve the management of cyber risk by government, business and the community
- Disrupt- apply offensive cyber capabilities offshore to support military operations and to disrupt terrorism, cyber espionage and cyber-enabled crime.
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