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.

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Philip Dalidakis joined Data61 CEO Adrian Turner  to officially open the hub and welcome some of the country’s most  prominent cyber security leaders to Victoria.

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.