Canberra is leading the Australian cyber security industry, deploying our highly skilled workforce, infrastructure, research institutions and proximity to government to strengthen national security organisations.

Australia’s cyber security capital

Our innovative, knowledge-driven economy drives our expertise in this industry. We’ve achieved national and international recognition for our:

  • cutting-edge infrastructure
  • high-technology companies
  • national security organisations

The cyber security industry here provides information and data security products and services to national security agencies. This includes the:

  • Department of Defence
  • the Australian Signals Directorate
  • the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
  • the Australian Cyber Security Centre
  • prime defence contractors

Reasons to do cyber security business in Canberra

We show our existing strengths in cyber security through the strategic connections between:

  • established multinationals
  • national security agencies
  • tertiary education and research institutions
  • innovative enterprises in the city

Cyber security business benefit from Canberra’s:

  • concentration of national security agencies, organisations and assets
  • highly skilled, security-cleared workforce
  • proximity to top-ranked universities and research institutions leading cyber security efforts
  • business organisations, networks and resources designed to encourage industry growth

The creation of a Canberra Cyber Hub is underway

It will further strengthen Canberra’s expertise in cyber security.

Find out more

Cyber security networks and industry groups in Canberra

Contact us for more information and to discuss cyber security opportunities and partnerships in Canberra.

Related Pages

Solving the world’s biggest security challenges

Cybersecurity expert Mathew Wilson taps into the defence and security sectors and Canberra’s supportive startup community.

Read more

Sector Profiles

Canberra is supporting fast-growing industry sectors through capability development, talent attraction and more.

Read more

Why Canberra

Many of the brightest minds are choosing Canberra as a place to live, work and do business.

Read more

Interested in doing business in Canberra?

Contact the business team for information and advice.