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The core of Australia’s cyber industry is right here in Canberra.
Canberra’s cyber security ecosystem is already one of our competitive advantages. And the Canberra Cyber Hub will cement that position.
Our region is an incubator for cyber security talent. The high concentration of jobs, education and research options in our connected community makes Canberra the best location to study and work in cyber.
And being home to the Australian Government puts us on the national cyber security frontline. Canberra is the place where top academics and researchers, government and industry professionals can collaborate to solve the big problems.
It’s this cyber ecosystem that makes Canberra the natural leader. The Canberra Cyber Hub will build on these strengths, showcase the sector as well as support strong networks, greater collaboration and partnerships.
A hub connects our cyber capabilities across all sectors, so they can work together to make Australia safer and grow our economy.
The Cyber Hub is being co-designed to have four key objectives:
The Canberra Cyber Security cluster report found that a co-owned, co-led and co-designed hub would harness Canberra’s unique position. It would grow the ACT’s share of the global market and create more jobs.
When cyber sectors are connected, they’re better placed to share knowledge and opportunities. They complement each other and work together to grow our economy and make our country safer. In Canberra it’s easy to come together and build these partnerships.
In April 2021, the ACT Government committed to create the Canberra Cyber Hub.
Dr. Michael Frater – former Rector of UNSW Canberra – is working with stakeholders to design the Cyber Hub and decide its functions.
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Canberra is home to the highest density of prime contractors, small to medium enterprises in cyber and Australian Government agencies. Collectively, the Australian Government is Australia’s second biggest cyber security buyer.
These highly-ranked universities and institutions based in Canberra have unmatched research capabilities:
We have the highest levels of security clearances among the most educated cyber workforce in the country. Other cities access our talented workers, who are cleared to access classified information and resources.
Because of our small city footprint, business, government, education and researchers have strong relationships. It’s a connected network of experts who work together to solve big problems.
The Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) connects businesses, universities and research institutions. They do this to drive innovation, growth and jobs in the industries of the future including cyber. Each year, CBRIN has more than 10,000 visitors and hosts more than 250 events for business innovators. CBRIN is delivering the first Cyber Security Business Accelerator program.
Cyber stakeholders, researchers, businesses and government departments are located close to each other in Canberra. This cyber ecosystem gives Canberrans a special advantage to network and collaborate.