Another Cyber Security Leader Calls Victoria Home

01 December 2016

Victoria has strengthened its reputation as the Asia Pacific cyber security hub with leading global security firm Cyberinc officially opening its new Australian headquarters in Melbourne today, creating 50 new high skilled jobs.

Cyberinc, an Aurionpro company, is a welcome addition to the growing sector in Victoria, which is home to Australia’s largest cyber security cluster at the Goods Shed, Docklands including the newly opened Oceania Cyber Security Centre and the CSIRO’s Data61Cyber Security and Innovation Hub.

Melbourne is also home to the cyber security teams of three of Australia’s four major banks, Telstra, the National Broadband Network and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

This year, the Andrews Labor Government 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.

Through knowledge sharing, improving research capabilities and access to expertise in cyber security, we’re investing in the sector to grow more high skill jobs across the state and win a bigger slice of the global industry now valued at US$71 billion annually.

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

Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis

“Victoria is already home to the largest cluster of cyber security organisations and businesses in the country and is fast becoming the Asia Pacific’s hub for tech and business investment.”

“We’ll continue to pursue investment from companies like Cyberinc that will grow our cyber security sector and not only help safeguard our digital economy but create more jobs for Victorians into the future.”

Quotes attributable to Managing Director Cyberinc Australia Jarrod Oakley

“With Cyberinc’s Australia Headquarters established in Melbourne, we are excited to support the Victorian Government in addressing Australia’s cybersecurity market that is expected to grow to AU$222 billion by 2020.”

“With our cyber security offerings of identity management and web-malware we are eagerly looking forward to helping Victoria expand its reputation as a regional hub for cyber expertise.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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