The cybersecurity grants supports projects focusing on practical solutions around network resiliency and security. Project proposals must include an implementation component. Applicants can apply for up to 30,000 AUD based on a project proposal that includes a realistic timeframe and a detailed budget. For 2017, the total grant availability in the cybersecurity category will be AUD 30,000. The grant is open to all relevant topics of interest around network resiliency and security, focused on one or more of the following areas:

  • Naming: Innovative approaches to DNSSEC that enhance user confidence in Internet-based services.
  • Routing: Support for wider deployment of secure routing technologies (RPKI, BGPSEC) and best practices (MANRS).
  • Measurement: Investigating the nature and extent of deployment of security solutions on the Internet.
  • Traffic management: Tools to measure Internet traffic congestion and/or traffic management practices OR analysis of traffic management policies and practices.
  • Confidential communications: Strategies or solutions to enhance the confidentiality of Internet traffic.
  • Data security and integrity: Options for improved data security and/or data breach detection and mitigation.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): Security of IoT.
  • Critical Infrastructure: Security of computer-controlled systems such as energy grids, transport networks, water supply, sewage, etc.) from cyber-attacks.
  • End-user device security: Options for improved end-user security.
  • Building security resilience in your local community.

Key dates for 2017

Applications open 20 June 2017
Applications close 15 September 2017 - Midnight UTC
Selection process September 2017
Due diligence review and contracts October 2017
Announcement of successful application/s November 2017

Before submitting your nomination, please review the Selection Criteria.