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Get behind the scenes of the Australian Government’s front-line of defence against sophisticated foreign hackers. Our adversaries are often well resourced, highly skilled and able to conceal themselves. We need good people who are willing to immerse themselves in the murky world of cyber security to help us stay ahead of the hackers.


  • Opportunities to gain, maintain or broaden your technical skills
  • Opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Opportunities to be mentored by people at the forefront of cyber and information security innovation
  • Specialised training from experts within ASD and outside


The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is in the business of safeguarding Australia's government information networks and collecting foreign electronic and digital intelligence. As the internet continues to expand as a hub for business, cyber and information security is now a top national security priority. Cyber and information security operations at ASD are dedicated to ensuring our government can operate in cyberspace with confidence. This is your chance to be at the forefront of our country's cyber security.

We need security savvy software developers who can merge software development and IT security in new and crafty ways and technical security specialists who are interested in breaking and securing computer systems to better protect Australia. You could be employed in intrusion analysis and detection, vulnerability assessments, computer forensics, reverse engineering, security software development or penetration testing - either directly supporting our cyber security mission or developing and maintaining our mission capabilities.

For Cyber and Information Security roles, we are looking for people from the following areas:

  • Software and hardware engineering
  • Networking
  • Computer science
  • Computer and information security
  • Mathematics

Find out more about working in Cyber and Information Security by visiting the ASD website, then come back here to apply.

Next steps

Ready to apply? Find out more about applying at the How to Apply page.

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Quick Details

  • Degree types: Any with strong analytical components, Computer and Information Security, Information Technology, Computer Science
  • Salary: $65,133 pa + 15.4% super
  • Program:
    • 12 months – 3 x 4 month rotations
  • Eligibility: View eligibility requirements
  • Intake: ASD only: February or June
  • Location: Canberra
  • Benefits: Why Choose Defence
“The work I do at ASD is truly unique and it is great to know that I am making a real difference!”


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