Supporting Bodies

The Australasian Council of Security Professionals (ACSP) is a federated council of security professionals, consisting of representatives from professional associations and institutions, Government and tertiary education and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to the development of the security profession. Its work is focused on developing recognition of the Security Profession by publicly leading debate on matters relevant to professional issues, ethics, standards, knowledge and expertise.

The Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) is the peak representative body for all intelligence professionals in Australia. Our vision is to be instrumental in promoting intelligence as a widely recognised profession. Our goal is to advance the professionalisation of intelligence.

To achieve our vision and goal, AIPIO works to sustain and grow a community of intelligence practitioners’ through advocacy, thought leadership and partner engagement.

The Institute’s membership reflects all domains of intelligence practice including: national security, defence, law enforcement, compliance, business and academia.

The Australian Risk Policy Institute is a non-political and non-profit organisation formed to promote and encourage greater focus on risk policy in leadership, decision-making and management across all sectors in Australia.

The Australian Security Research Centre (ARSC) was established in 2006 to coordinate and promote independent, collaborative research and discussion on the broad concept of the security of Australia.

The Centre does this through encouraging those with knowledge and an interest to gather at meetings, conferences, fora and other events to engage in dialogue, formal and informal discussions and research.  The Centre seeks to include a wide range of individuals and entities to become involved including: academia, the corporate sector, small business, all levels of government, NGOs, professional and industry Institutes/Associations, technical practitioners, and public and private “Think Tanks”.

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity.

The BCI offers a wide range of resources for business professionals concerned with raising levels of resilience within their organization or considering a career in business continuity.  

With circa 8,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide, working in an estimated 3,000 organizations in private, public and third sectors, the BCI truly is the world’s leading institute for business continuity.

The BCI stands for excellence in the business continuity profession and its certified grades provide assurance of technical and professional competency in BC.

CERT Australia (the CERT) is the national computer emergency response team.

We are the point of contact in Government for cyber security issues affecting major Australian businesses. The CERT is part of the Federal Attorney-General’s Department, with offices in Canberra and Brisbane.

We are also a key element in the Australian Cyber Security Centre, sharing information and working closely with the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Signals Directorate, the Defence Intelligence Organisation and the Australian Crime Commission.

In addition, we have direct working relationships and a range of bilateral and multilateral agreements with government and business computer emergency response teams around the world.

Our partnerships with government agencies and international counterparts mean we are well connected and informed, so we are best placed to help businesses protect themselves from cyber attacks.

The Security Professionals Registry Australasia (SPR-A) is an initiative of the Australasian Council of Security Professionals.

The Security Professionals Registry Australasia was established to provide leadership and management of a system providing security registration and certification which would determine professionalism within the security industry.

Registration allows security professionals to have their skills, qualifications, experience and attributes assessed, recognised and registered. The manner in which registration is carried out is similar to the way other professionals are measured and registered. Registration with the Security Professionals Registry Australasia proves a security professional's competency within the industry.

The Security Professionals Registry Australasia also benefits the community and government by providing a register of those professionals who have been assessed by their peers as having the skills, qualifications, experience and attributes required in the security discipline.

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