CAUDIT is partnering with AARNetAusCERTREANNZ and AAF to help its members adopt appropriate risk profiles and countering ever-increasing cybersecurity threats and in doing so, help safeguard the intellectual property and reputation of Australasia’s universities.


Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) is a not-for-profit company owned by the Australian universities and CSIRO. AARNet provides internet and advanced telecommunications and network services, as well as security, data storage and collaboration services. Our customers include universities, research organisations, schools, vocational training providers and cultural institutions. Collaboration is at our heart. We work closely with our customers and partners to ensure we continuously provide services and solutions that meet the unique needs of Australia’s research and education sector.


AusCERT is a Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT) based in Australia.

It operates as a membership based organisation.

As a not-for-profit security group based at The University of Queensland Australia, AusCERT delivers 24/7 service to members and helps them prevent, detect, respond and mitigate cyber-based attacks.


The Australian Access Federation (AAF) is the not-for-profit national identity federation providing secure access and authentication services for the higher education and research sector. Our customers include all Australian universities, research organisations and commercial research service providers. A main focus for the AAF is providing security best practice advice for identity and access management to our subscribers.


CAUDIT is the Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology, a not for profit association incorporated in NSW, owned by member organisations within Australia and New Zealand.  It is the peak body for Information Technology Services within Higher Education and Research, representing 63 member institutions across the region.

CAUDIT’s mission is to support each other in leading the application of digital capabilities to transform education and research.


REANNZ provides a specialist network, tools and services that facilitate data intensive research, enabling New Zealand’s scientists, researchers and educators to connect, collaborate and contribute.