Canberra Cyber Capabilities Leading Cyber-Resilient Nation

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POSTED ON 09-July-24

On Wednesday, Canberra Cyber Hub, along with sponsors Red Piranha and ACS, presented the second annual Sovereign Cyber Capability Unlocked, a breakfast event that spotlights Canberra’s unique cyber expertise to key decision-makers within Federal and ACT Government.


Sovereign Cyber Capability Unlocked brings government and industry together to strengthen collaboration, establish strong working relationships and enhance Australia’s cyber resilience. 


Department of Home Affairs National Cyber Security Coordinator Lieutenant General Michelle McGuinness CSC delivered an address to an audience of over 200 attendees, comprising senior Government cyber information security officers, c-suite executives and industry, outlining the strategic direction for a cyber-resilient nation and position Australia to respond to the opportunities and challenges of the digital age.


“We want to build a cyber ecosystem where those that have the capability, expertise and experience to better protect Australians across the economy play a role in doing so,” she said.


Alongside the keynote address, 12 Canberra-based cyber companies presented short pitches on their unique sovereign cyber capabilities and 16 companies demonstrated their cyber solutions at the event’s trade exhibition.


Companies from across the Canberra cyber industry pitched their capabilities including A23, Aristotle Metadata, Castlepoint Systems, Cogito Group, Cyconsol, Excelium, Ionize, Mobile Executive Pty Ltd, Securus Consulting Group, Teron Labs, Willyama Services Pty Ltd and x-RD.  They showcased a breadth of solutions covering everything from data and identity management, AI solutions for cyber security, to accreditation and auditing of systems and bespoke cyber solutions.


Canberra Cyber Hub Chair, Dr Michael Frater emphasised the importance of an event of this kind, detailing the challenges for people in the market for cyber security services to gauge the capabilities of the many companies offering cyber security services and to get in front of decision-makers.


“Gathering all these people under one roof means buyers can be exposed to the fantastic capabilities to address their cyber challenges, and suppliers are getting access to the people who need their services and capabilities,” he said.