ASD Information Security Hub
The ASD Information Security Hub – still often called the DISH as it was originally named the DSD Information Security Hub – is an Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) outreach program to engage with schools, TAFEs and universities.
The ASD Information Security Hub provides opportunities for secondary and tertiary students to undertake visits, work experience, holiday programs and internships in information and communications technology (ICT).
Staff working at the ASD Information Security Hub conduct important research into the latest developments in information security, investigating and assessing new ICT applications.
The ASD Information Security Hub opened in 2012 and is located at Fairbairn, ACT.
Maths Appreciation Days
Maths students in years 11 and 12 visit the ASD Information Security Hub for a day of problem-solving, engaging with ASD mathematicians who share their career journey and promote maths-related subject choices for the students' future careers.
ASD Information Security Hub Work Experience Program
The ASD Information Security Hub Work Experience Program offers students an opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in ICT.
Students are mentored by experienced ICT professionals working in the industry who have a high level of expertise in their field.
Work experience students may undertake a number of challenges designed to increase their ICT knowledge and understanding, such as:
- identifying security intrusions on a computer system
- learning how to identify email compromises
- learning to monitor network traffic to detect exploits
- learning how to conduct forensic examinations of hard drives
- learning about web application vulnerabilities
- learning modern encryption methods
- learning about different types of encryption and how they are used to protect data
- using open-source software to recover keys and encrypt and decrypt data
- learning about geospatial analysis and how to use geospatial tools for imagery analysis
- engineering hardware and software solutions for security problems
ASD Intern Program
ASD offers an Internship Program for tertiary ICT students during university summer holidays. Students are engaged on a non-ongoing contract basis to complete a supervised project based on ASD's operational needs within its Cyber and Information Security Division.
Projects may be a research project, a review of a policy or guideline development, critical analysis of issues or drafting of strategic options. The sponsoring Cyber and Information Security Division team decides on the project the intern will work on during the program.
Projects can be based on current programs or future initiatives such as:
- researching, developing, designing and testing tools and programs for communications network analysis and development
- network protocol design and IP network analysis
- software vulnerability analysis and auditing, including code analysis, static analysis, fuzzing, reverse engineering and vulnerability research
- reviewing and testing current information security policies.
- Email ASD Information Security Hub or phone (02) 6144 9011