Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub


Macquarie University and Optus founded the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub in 2016. The $10 million joint investment has established a multidisciplinary network, which is providing expertise and leadership in cyber security. It offers a platform for exchange between academics and practitioners from business and government, and it aims at meeting the growing market and demand for cyber-security expertise among new graduates as well as existing employees.

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Although cyber security has technology at its core, an effective response must draw on the expertise of business, government, researchers and educators. The Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub promotes cross-disciplinary and multi-partner collaborations to build a more secure cyber infrastructure, a skilled workforce, better intelligence and improved policy and business practices. We invite partners from business and government to work with us.

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Thought leadership


Our mission is to become recognised as a global thought leader in cyber security by building on our research excellence and impact in the field. Bringing together leaders from government, regulatory bodies, corporates, start-ups, SMEs, educators and researchers, we will identify and confront grand challenges, brainstorm new approaches and co-create knowledge.

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Research and innovation


The Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub draws on the expertise of 35 researchers in the fields of computing, business, criminology, law and psychology. The Cyber Security Hub promotes five research themes, drawing together interdisciplinary research to tackle secure systems, next-wave technologies, business governance and risk, law and cybercrime, and human factors in cyber security.

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Skills and education


One of the most effective ways for businesses and government agencies to improve cyber security is to increase the awareness and skills of leaders, managers and employees. The Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub offers a program of tailored professional short courses, while the University offers several undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in cyber security. Additionally, Optus is offering up to three scholarships.

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Contact us


For more information about how to engage with the Hub, fill out our enquiry form.

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