Melbourne to become regional cyber-security hub


December 15, 2015

Victoria is ramping up efforts to become a cyber-security hub as part of a global push to prevent terrorists, organised criminals, spies and hackers from infiltrating the computer systems of businesses and governments.

In a major coup for the state, Oxford University’s leading Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre will set up its first international office in Melbourne.

Under an agreement signed in Britain on Monday by innovation minister Philip Dalidakis​, the centre will team up with a new Oceania Cyber Security Centre, involving eight Victorian universities, the Melbourne-based Defence Science Institute and various private sector entities.

Mr Dalidakis also signed an agreement with Data61, the CSIRO’s digital research arm, to move its main cyber security centre to Melbourne.

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