Melbourne welcomes Israeli CyberGym

Thursday, 06 April, 2017

Melbourne welcomes Israeli CyberGym

Israeli-based company CyberGym will be relocating its global headquarters to Melbourne.

This move will generate 60 new full-time jobs over the next three years.

CyberGym, a cyber defence organisation half-owned by the multibillion-dollar Israeli Government’s Israel Electric Company (IEC), provides comprehensive IT security services and real-world cyber defence training to help organisations significantly improve their cybersecurity.

The training involves launching simulated cybersecurity attacks that train staff and IT teams how to mitigate, contain and create resilience against cyber attacks.

Victoria is now home to Australia’s largest cybersecurity cluster at the Goods Shed, Docklands, including the government-backed Oceania Cyber Security Centre and the CSIRO’s Data61 Cyber Security and Innovation Hub.

In 2016, the Victorian Government also signed agreements to work with global research powerhouses including Oxford University’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, Israel’s Tel Aviv University and the Commonwealth of Virginia, the biggest defence state in the US.

Cybercrime affected 46% of small and medium Australian businesses in 2015 and costs the economy around $17 billion a year. More expertise in this space will enable Victorians to be better prepared to protect their safety and privacy online.

“We will continue to pursue investment from companies like CyberGym that will grow our cybersecurity sector and not only help safeguard our digital economy but create more jobs for Victorians into the future,” said Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis.

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