What is the Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN)?

The TISN is the Government’s primary engagement mechanism for business government information sharing and resilience building initiatives on critical infrastructure. The TISN connects representatives from industry and government to ensure the ongoing operation of critical infrastructure in the face of all hazards.

By sharing information on current and medium- to long-term threats and vulnerabilities, industry and government can collaborate on appropriate measures to mitigate risk and enhance the resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure.

Who are the members of the TISN?

Members of the TISN include owners and operators of critical infrastructure, representatives from Australian, state and territory government, and peak national bodies.

The eight sector groups of the TISN include: communications, energy, water services, banking and finance, food and grocery, health, transport and Australian Government.

What is the value of the TISN?

Through the TISN, member organisations meet regularly within and across sector groups in a secure, non-competitive environment to enhance critical infrastructure resilience by:

  • understanding threat, vulnerability and consequence to better manage risk
  • increasing awareness and understanding of cross-sector dependencies and the impacts of a disruption to any critical infrastructure sector
  • enhancing communication channels and networks between industry and all levels of government
  • identifying gaps and implementing appropriate mitigation strategies within each sector
  • informing future policies and programs to support critical infrastructure resilience.

How can I join the TISN?

Critical infrastructure owners and operators, including all government agencies directly associated with critical infrastructure can seek membership at CIR@homeaffairs.gov.au.

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy (2015) guides the work of the TISN and aims to ensure the continued operation of critical infrastructure in the face of all hazards.

More resilient critical infrastructure supports the continued provision of essential services to businesses, governments and the community, as well as to other critical infrastructure sectors.

For more information, visit the TISN website.