Australian Cyber Week returns for 2020

Friday, 16 October, 2020

Australian Cyber Week returns for 2020

AustCyber will launch Australian Cyber Week on Monday, 26 October 2020 in the company’s 3D ‘Circuit Board City’ virtual conference platform. The event will highlight our sovereign cyber capabilities and focus attention on what enhances digital trust and helps keep us safe in the digitally connected world.

The conference will be officially opened by the federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, in a session that discusses the impact of accelerated digitalisation on the Australian economy.

AustCyber CEO Michelle Price said the annual Australian Cyber Week highlights Australia’s increasingly dynamic cybersecurity sector.

“This is a week where we focus on a broad range of aspects of Australia’s cybersecurity ecosystem, educating the economy on local capabilities, networks and peers while developing connections with potential investors and customers. It also provides a great way for cyber-curious individuals and organisations to understand better what cybersecurity can do and mean for them,” Price said.

Australian Cyber Week features AustCyber AllStars, with international investors from the United States and the United Kingdom sharing what they look for in Australian cyber talent and capability.

The conference will also feature Australia Under Attack — a hypothetical scenario where a panel of experts are walked through a four-week cyber disruption modelled in Australia’s Digital Trust Report 2020.

The conference also includes the National Missing Persons Hackathon 2020, in which ethical hackers and investigators gather open-source intelligence and find new leads on real Australian missing person cases.

Another event, titled Culture Shock — Barriers to Diversity and the Barriers to Growth, will investigate how important diversity and culture are within the section, highlighting the role of diversity and culture within the Australian cybersecurity community.

Australian Cyber Week 2020 will have 20+ online and COVID-safe in-person events and activities being held from 26–30 October. There will be events held around the country by AustCyber’s Node Managers, as well as those held on the virtual platform.

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