CyberArk, the Identity Security firm, announced its collaboration with the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre as part of its commitment to the growth and development of the Australian cybersecurity ecosystem. This comes at a time where the Australian Government is focused on bolstering cyber defence, especially in the area of critical infrastructure.
What does Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre do?
The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre facilitates the growth of cyber community by championing collaboration, innovation and enterprise to thrive in the complex security threat landscape. It is part of Lot Fourteen, a world-class innovation district in South Australia solving complex challenges leading to greater economic, social and cultural outcomes for all.
“The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre is committed to increasing cyber security awareness, resilience and capability. We believe collaboration can deliver greater outcomes and advancements within the cyber security ecosystem, and we are thrilled to work with CyberArk,” said Kim Scott, Director & Chairman of the Australia Cyber Collaboration Centre.
“Our collaboration with CyberArk is one of relevance given the current skills and talent shortages and challenging threat landscape affecting all sectors, and we are excited to work together to strengthen the cyber security posture of firms in Australia via various initiatives.”
What does this mean for the cyber community?
Thomas Fikentscher, Regional Director of Australia and New Zealand, CyberArk said: “As Australia and the rest of the world is faced with emerging cyber threats, especially targeted at critical infrastructure industries, it is more important than ever to foster a collaborative network of industry and emerging leaders in the sector to build stronger resilience capabilities with the right tools and knowledge for companies to operate safely in the digital economy.”
“Our collaboration with the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre is a great step in the right direction to drive needed innovation and also address the current talent and skills crisis. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this initiative and see what we can achieve together.”
Lot Fourteen’s concept first initiated in 2015 and is a burgeoning hi-tech precinct which has $750m federal govt funding and also $400m funding from industry coming into it. It is designed to accelerate innovation, research and commercialisation through collaboration.