The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), led by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), is working to declassify as much data as possible to make the centre more useful to industry and academia, says its chief. \u201cWe\u2019re actually looking to change the classification model of our business,\u201d said Clive Lines, coordinator of the ACSC and deputy director of the ASD. \u201cAt the moment everything\u2019s pretty much highly classified. We\u2019re looking at how much we can push down to a much lower classification, which will increase the opportunity to bring in academia and industry.\u201d Speaking yesterday at SINET61 in Sydney, Lines said more data would be available ahead of the centre\u2019s relocation. \u201cThat work is ongoing now and we\u2019ll have it done well and truly in advance of moving to a new location.\u201d The ACSC, the joint responsibility of the Attorney-General and Minister for Defence, opened in 2014 tasked with raising cyber security capabilities across the Australian Government and sharing threat information. The centre colocates cyber specialists from the Australian Crime Commission, Australian Federal Police, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Australian Signals Directorate, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Australia and the Defence Intelligence Organisation.As part of the government\u2019s Cyber Security Strategy, the centre is to be relocated from its current home within the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's Ben Chiefley building in Canberra to \u2018a new more accessible location in Canberra that will make it easier for stakeholders to engage with\u2019. The aim is for \u2018government and the private sector to work more effectively together\u2019 in resisting cyber threats. \u201cNational success in the cyber security space requires a combined approach between government, industry and academia,\u201d said Lines. \u201cThere is no other way of solving this problem. No one organisation can do it in isolation. It has to be a combined effort. \u201cWe are beginning to put the flesh on the bones of the strategy from a government perspective.\u201dCyber tourism Lines added that Australia was increasingly attractive as a source of security services to regional businesses and governments. \u201cIf you run a new cyber security centre you have what we call cyber tourism. We\u2019ve actually had a lot of regional countries come and visit us, also a lot of European countries. \u201cThe region is looking to Australia for both education and services. In a post-Snowden environment they don\u2019t want to buy it from the US and they don\u2019t want to buy it from Europe because they don\u2019t feel Europe services the region properly. \u201cThere are always exceptions to that rule. But they\u2019ve been absolutely adamant they want to collaborate with Australia, they want to buy services from Australia and they want to get education from Australia.\u201d He added that Australia was a \u201cwonderful target for cyber actors\u201d and that attacks were likely to increase as connectivity improved. \u201cI think we will see a lot more Denial of Service attacks. We are in the top ten for Ransomware. I think when the NBN happens we\u2019re going to see a lot more DoS attacks in Australia,\u201d Lines said.