Data61 enters alliance with Cyber London

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 05 April, 2016

Data61 enters alliance with Cyber London

The CSIRO’s data innovation research group Data61 has teamed up with cybersecurity accelerator and business incubator Cyber London (CyLon) to strengthen cyber collaboration between Australia and the UK.

The two groups have signed a memorandum of understanding committing to share expertise, resources and capital to enhance the growth of the cybersecurity sector in both countries.

Under the agreement, Data61 and CyLon will work to develop programs aiming to improve cyber skills and governance, while supporting and commercialising cyber innovation.

CyLon will launch an accelerator program in Australia, and the organisations will establish reciprocal landing pads to allow cyber innovation to be showcased to buyers and venture capital investors in each nation.

Data61 CEO Adrian Turner said because cyber threats transcend geographical boundaries, the security sector must attempt to follow suit.

“Data61’s goal is to align Australian interests which can create the scale and momentum for development of a vibrant cybersecurity industry,” he said. “We are excited to be partnering with Cyber London to help make this agenda a reality.”

The partnership will complement initiatives expected to be in the government’s soon-to-be-released cybersecurity strategy, including the establishment of the recently announced Cyber Security Growth Centre.

Image courtesy of Michael Coghlan under CC

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