Queensland gets three new cyber innovation hubs

The government has introduced the status up of 3 new cyber-focused innovation hubs in Queensland, which it hopes will “upload extra firepower” to the nationwide AustCyber community.

The Cyber Safety Innovation Nodes shall be established in Brisbane, Townsville, and the Sunshine Coast, in a partnership between the Queensland authorities, Townsville and Sunshine Coast councils, and AustCyber, a non-profit, government-backed organisation charged with rising a neighborhood cybersecurity ecosystem and facilitating its international growth.

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“As the sector turns into extra virtual, specifically within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity generation hasn’t ever been extra necessary or in call for,” Australian Minister for Trade, Science and Era Karen Andrews mentioned. “We wish our native companies to be able to capitalise on that.”

In the meantime, Queensland Minister for Innovation Kate Jones is hopeful the nodes will assist give protection to state companies from cyber threats and fortify cyber talents.

“Those nodes will make stronger the state’s wisdom economic system, specifically within the spaces of defence, complicated production, well being, and training,” Jones mentioned. “All of us wish to paintings in combination to give protection to and advance Australia’s cyber pursuits and partnerships comparable to this are central to the method.”

The Queensland nodes sign up for different identical ventures within the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, and Western Australia. The 3 Queensland nodes will convey the full to 10.

AustCyber has touted the nodes will reinforce its function of giving state and territory governments the remit and equipment they wish to collaborate and innovate in their very own jurisdictions, whilst running inside of AustCyber’s framework for nationwide alignment.

“We’re excited to have Queensland sign up for our nationwide community and in the sort of giant approach. The established order of 3 places allows the node managers to paintings in combination throughout Queensland, leveraging quite a lot of native cyber capacity strengths, connect to different nodes round Australia, and bolster the price and affect of our nationwide community,” AustCyber CEO Michelle Worth added.

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