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RightCrowd: Growing the next generation of Australia’s cyber security experts

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The Morrison Government is investing more than $8 million in innovative projects designed to improve the skills and availability of cyber security professionals.

The eight successful projects funded under round one of the $70 million Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund will introduce students to training and career pathways and also create job-ready professionals through industry traineeships and work experience programs.

La Trobe University was awarded $2.35 million to raise awareness among 80,000 high school students about cyber security skills and training opportunities. The program also partners with major industry players to help small businesses grow their skills.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Christian Porter said the cyber security workforce was expected to grow by about 7000 over the next three years, which is why it was so important to strengthen training and career pathways.

“We know that it is vital for industry, education providers and governments to work together if we are to support and grow our critical cyber security workforce,” Minister Porter said.

“These projects will help inspire the next generation to consider a cyber security career, as well helping to build industry capability, with experts in the field sharing their knowledge directly with small businesses.”

Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the Government was committed to keeping Australians secure online and growing the nation’s cyber skills was a key part of the $1.67 billion Cyber Security Strategy 2020.

“We need a strong cyber security workforce in Australia to meet the increasing scale and sophistication of cyber threats,” Minister Andrews said.

“Projects funded under the Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund will help grow our workforce to ensure a safe online environment for all Australians.”

The other projects sharing in a total of $8.2 million are:

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