Tasmanian Cyber Security Innovation Node launched

Thursday, 30 January, 2020

Tasmanian Cyber Security Innovation Node launched

Tasmania is set to drive national smart city, Internet of Things and marine technology strategies with the launch of its new Cyber Security Innovation Node.

The Launceston-based node is the latest in a network created by state governments with AustCyber, in a bid to accelerate Australia’s cyber capability development.

“Linking in with national cybersecurity efforts will assist Tasmania to respond more rapidly to future state, national and international threats, which are expected to become more pervasive in the future,” Tasmanian Minister for Science and Technology Michael Ferguson said.

It’s also expected to help Tasmania “attract business investment”, “grow the economy” and “create new jobs”, Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews added.

“The global cybersecurity market is expected to be worth US$270 billion by 2026 and the Morrison government wants our local businesses to be a critical player.

“This node and others in the network will foster collaboration which will help Australia seize the opportunities and meet the rising demand for skilled cyber workers and services,” Andrews concluded.

Tasmania’s Cyber Security Innovation Node is a collaboration between AustCyber, the Tasmanian Government and Enterprize Tasmania.

Image courtesy: twitter.com/austcyber

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