Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is helping to tackle the growing threat of cyber attacks facing Australian manufacturing by providing free research and development support to businesses working in the cyber security sector.
Applications for the Women in Security Pilot Program are now open, backed by $100,000 from the Victorian government’s Cyber Strategy to improve the representation of women in the industry and address workforce shortages.
Cynch Security, a Melbourne based cyber solutions SME, recently partnered with Thales Australia to complete a three-month pilot program aimed at helping SMEs and suppliers in the Defence Prime supply chains navigate cyber security and improve their readiness.
Leading cyber security expert Professor Matthew Warren has joined RMIT University and will establish a new cyber security research centre focusing on the needs of business and industry. Professor Martie-Louise Verreynne, deputy pro vice-chancellor (research and innovation) in the College of Business and Law, said she was excited to welcome someone with such an outward … Continue reading RMIT to establish new cyber security research centre
Early data has shown that the 50 per cent cut to TAFE fees implemented by the Western Australian government has boosted student enrolments by 20 per cent, with strong results for engineering and cyber security courses. The fee reduction has now commenced for 34 priority courses. The courses have been targeted to align with emerging … Continue reading Reduced TAFE course fees in WA having positive impact on enrolment
Deakin University is to become the first Australian university to offer fully-accredited qualifications in cyber security, with five degrees and masters programs receiving recognition from the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Australia’s peak body for technology professionals. ACS, the only body in Australia with the power to accredit IT courses, has recently added cyber security to … Continue reading Deakin University cyber security courses first to receive accreditation
A Swinburne University of Technology cyber security project that aims to enable full lifecycle privacy protection on the cloud has been funded by a $450,000 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project grant. Deputy director of Swinburne’s Data Science Research Institute, Professor JinJun Chen, who leads the project, said that privacy protection for user data hosted … Continue reading Swinburne cyber security project receives $450k in ARC funding
The benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are becoming well known: enhanced productivity, increased efficiency (including energy efficiency), faster decision-making, greater asset and supply chain visibility, decreased downtime. And more and more companies are looking to take the advantage by implementing advanced data-driven solutions. But not every company is in a position to … Continue reading Three challenges of IIoT implementation
A new cyber security training facility has officially opened at TAFE SA to provide hands-on training in protection against cyber threats. The new facility, the Training Centre, is located at TAFE SA’s Adelaide City Campus and features a red “attack” room and blue “defence” room that provides students with real-life scenarios, simulations and testing opportunities. … Continue reading Cyber security training centre opens at Adelaide TAFE campus
ABB and other leaders in the field of industrial cybersecurity have joined together in a new alliance to provide a technical and organisational framework for safe and secure operational technology (OT). The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) aims to bridge dangerous gaps in security for OT and critical infrastructures and industrial control systems (ICS). … Continue reading New cybersecurity alliance forms to develop OT guidelines
US company KnowBe4 has announced that Melbourne will be the location of its Australia-New Zealand headquarters. KnowBe4 is the latest cyber company to invest in Victoria and follows in the footsteps of Mimecast, Leidos and CT4. “Opening a new office in Melbourne is a strategic move to expand KnowBe4’s global footprint in a new region,” … Continue reading Cyber security company KnowBe4 to set up HQ in Melbourne
Researchers from CSIRO’s Data61 and Macquarie University, in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs and University of Sydney have developed a comprehensive dataset of the global cybersecurity threat landscape to enable cybersecurity specialists to derive new insights and predict future malicious online activity. Announced at D+61 LIVE in Sydney, FinalBlacklist is reportedly the first and largest … Continue reading CSIRO Data61 researchers develop publicly available cybersecurity dataset
The Victorian government has announced more than $940,000 to support cutting-edge cyber security training and equipment under its Regional and Specialist Training Fund. State Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today visited FedUni TAFE’s Mount Helen campus to announce the funding, which is to assist FedUni TAFE … Continue reading Vic government funds cyber security training
35 Open Integration partners gathered together at Endress+Hauser in Reinach, Switzerland, to share their experiences and thoughts for the first time. A highlight of the event was a presentation from representatives of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries outlining how they benefit from the partner program during digitalisation of their processes – and what they would … Continue reading Open Integration partners meet to discuss digitalisation
The federal government will provide $8.5 million in funding for Australia’s cyber security sector in the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund. Announcing the opening of the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews encouraged companies that can make a significant contribution to the sector to apply. “Australia’s … Continue reading Cyber security sector to receive $8.5 million in federal government funding
With more industrial systems seeking to get ahead in the Internet of Things (IoT) space, there are more and more risks from online hazards. We speak to Schneider Electric’s Peter Clissold about how companies can better protect themselves. The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the industrial process and control sector, with … Continue reading Vigilance against cyber threats key to staying up to speed with IoT
The energy management and automation company, Schneider Electric, has announced the latest version of its award-winning software, EcoStruxure Power SCADA Operation (PSO). Designed to provide real-time vision and control for timely response, this newest addition to the EcoStruxure Power edge control portfolio keeps demanding operations running with new levels of speed and situational awareness. Power … Continue reading Schneider Electric releases latest version of its SCADA software
Schneider Electric has signed a global partnership agreement with Nozomi Networks to collaborate on providing the industrial manufacturing and critical infrastructure segments sectors with advanced anomaly detection, vulnerability assessment and other cybersecurity solutions and services. According to Schneider Electric, the partnership will enable the company to respond effectively to the demand for effective, operational technology … Continue reading Schneider Electric partners with cyber-security company Nozomi Networks
A Cyber Security Innovation Node will be established in NSW as part of a national network to accelerate the growth of the cyber security industry. The announcement follows the launch this month of the NSW Cyber Security Industry Development Strategy and the launch in September of a cyber strategy focused on protecting government data services. … Continue reading NSW government establishes new cyber security innovation network
Almost one in three businesses see Australia as a prime target for cyber-attacks, data commissioned by Aura Information Security indicates. A survey of 307 Australian businesses suggests that considerable uncertainty is faced by organisations in trying to combat cyber security threats. More than 40 per cent of Australian businesses believe the country is behind the … Continue reading Security executives see Australia as prime target for cyber-attacks