Cyber delegation visiting the US this week

By Jonathan Nally
Monday, 16 April, 2018

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More than 60 Australian cybersecurity industry leaders are heading to the United States this week to build partnerships to fight cybercrime.

The delegation will be led by federal Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor, who hopes to showcase Australia as a hub for cybersecurity innovation and investment.

“This delegation builds on Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy to develop closer international partnerships, grow the domestic cybersecurity market and direct investment to ensure Australian companies receive the support they need to tackle global cybersecurity challenges,” Taylor said.

“With the growth of new technologies, including data analytics and Internet of Things, comes new cyber threats, so we need to ensure our technology and expertise to fight cybercrime is more sophisticated than ever before.”

The trip has been organised by Austrade and the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber).

Members of the delegation — five cybersecurity start-ups undertaking residency at the San Francisco Landing Pad — will attend the RSA Conference in San Francisco to promote their products and services to investors and potential partners.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo said Australia was well placed to become a global leader in the cybersecurity industry.

“A strong innovation culture, excellence in research and development, robust regulation and supportive government policies all increase Australia’s appeal as a location to develop and test new cybersecurity solutions,” Ciobo said.

“There are huge opportunities to grow Australia’s industry over the next decade and this visit to the US is designed to help unlock some of that potential.”

Image credit: © Boswell

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