RMIT launches cybersecurity research centre

RMIT University

By Jonathan Nally
Monday, 20 July, 2020

RMIT launches cybersecurity research centre

RMIT University has launched what it says is Australia’s first cybersecurity research centre with a specific “industry-driven approach”, with the goal of tackling cybersecurity challenges in Australia and around the world.

Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI) aims to work with public sector and industry leaders to “solve pressing cybersecurity challenges, mitigate cyber threats and train a new generation of professionals and cyber ambassadors”.

The centre will focus on organisational, human and technical aspects of cybersecurity, drawing on the expertise of researchers from across the different colleges at the university.

“Cybersecurity is critical to Australia’s future and we recognise the need for a range of entities including businesses to improve cybersecurity practices and actively participate in cyber threat mitigation activities,” said CSRI Director Professor Matt Warren.

“Through our industry-focused approach, the centre will look at business aspects like policy, infrastructure, supply chain and management security, as well as considering key consumer concerns such as trusting businesses with their data.

“With a critical need for suitably trained and qualified cybersecurity professionals, the centre will provide research training and capability development for our next generation of researchers.”

The centre will collaborate with the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub and the RMIT Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre, as well as with its campus in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Barcelona.

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