ECU centre of cyber security
JOONDALUP is set to become one of the world’s leading centres in the fight against cyber criminals, playing a key role in ensuring Australia remains a secure place to do business.
The State and Federal governments launched the Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) on April 5 to grow national capability in cyber security research, development and commercialisation.
The Federal Government announced $50 million for the centre last September and this month confirmed the centre would have its head office at ECU’s Joondalup campus.
Cyber Security CRC chairman David Irvine said cyber security was a strategic priority for Australia’s national security and it affected Australian businesses, governments and private individuals.
“Beyond national security, cyber security also impacts increasingly upon Australian businesses, governments and private individuals,” he said.
ECU vice-chancellor Steve Chapman said the university was committed to researching cyber security issues.
“One of the biggest challenges facing business and the community is the security of our digital infrastructure,” he said.
The CRC will recruit international postdoctoral researchers, PhD, Masters and Honours students embedded in the industry and will have nodes in all mainland states and the ACT.
It will operate for seven years and expects to receive another $89 million from its other corporate and government partners.
Project director Glenn Murray with Federal Jobs and Innovation Minister Michaelia Cash and State Innovation and ICT Minister David Kelly.