World-class cyber security hub opens in Victoria

Published: 6 October 2016

Victoria’s new world-class cyber security centre is up and running with the opening of the Data61 Cyber Security and Innovation Hub – creating 140 jobs, including positions for PhD students, over the next three years.

The Victorian Government has strongly supported Data61 – the digital research arm of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) – in growing their Melbourne presence as part of its push to make Victoria a cyber security and technology powerhouse.

Based in the Docklands’ Goods Shed, it will house several other organisations including a collaboration with Oxford University’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) and Victoria’s new Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) – bringing together eight Victorian universities and major private sector partners.

In Australia, security compromises often underpin cybercrime, which has become one of the greatest threats facing the economy.