​Data61 opens cybersecurity hub in Victoria

Data61 has opened its Cyber Security and Innovation Hub in Docklands’ Goods Shed in Victoria, which will also house PhD students, cyber arms of other organisations, and include the presence of eight universities and private sector partners.

Speaking at the hub opening on Thursday, Adrian Turner, Data61 CEO said that cybersecurity is a AU$98 billion global market, expected to grow to AU$222 billion by 2020.

“Australia’s economy is undergoing transformation, with every industry becoming increasingly data driven,” he said.

“Aside from bringing together our own Victorian based workforce, this new facility will also provide a dedicated space for Data61 to deepen its key relationships within the cybersecurity ecosystem, and we’re excited to welcome Australia Post, Optus, and PwC as our first wave of industry partners.”

The cybersecurity hub is expected to create 140 jobs, including positions for PhD students, over the next three years.

The hub will also house several other organisations including

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