ICON is a secure point-to-point fibre connection between buildings in Canberra. These connections are speed and protocol independent. This means that agencies can determine the technology that best meets their requirements. ICON has physical security accreditation to PROTECTED, which may be sufficient to carry information up to that level without encryption, depending on the client agency’s requirements. Agencies considering using ICON must conduct a risk assessment to ensure that: security controls are sufficient to protect agency information; identified risks associated with specific technologies, operating environments, and business functions are effectively managed; and any residual security risks are identified and accepted. Since its inception, ICON has expanded to over 400 sites around the ACT. Over 80 agencies connect using 150,000 kilometres of fibre. Current estimates indicate the network carries up to 2 terabits per second over its pathways.