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Episode 4

New South Wales

Innovation Node

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About the Node

The NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node was established in July 2019, a partnership between the NSW Government and AustCyber to grow the NSW cyber security sector in alignment with AustCyber’s national mission. The NSW Node is part of AustCyber’s National Network of Nodes, a program that has been designed to foster and accelerate cyber security innovation and capability across the nation.

The NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node works closely with NSW Government, industry, government and research institutions in NSW to drive collaboration and create jobs and growth. We work closely with eight NSW universities to grow cyber security R&D collaborations together with industry, including the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle, Western Sydney University, Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, UTS and the University of Wollongong.

The Node has two primary streams of work, designed to leverage and develop cyber capability in NSW, foster collaboration between cyber security stakeholders, drive innovation, and strengthen economic opportunity for NSW:

  1. NSW Cyber Business Innovation – focusing on collaboration across industry, government and research communities to create easily implementable initiatives to assist SMEs to be cyber safe and unlock cyber opportunities. Our activities include industry discovery days, start-up workshops, seminars and networking opportunities. This pillar of work is guided by a high-level industry advisory committee.
  2. Workforce Development – focusing on cyber career pathways, supporting NSW schools teaching cyberSTEM subjects, showcasing career pathways through the VET sector, an MoU with TAFE NSW connecting to 8 NSW universities, and a Cyber Security Ambassador program.

The bilateral partnership between AustCyber and the NSW Government represents a significant step in continuing to develop a world-leading cyber security sector in NSW that will boost Australia’s economy.

In partnership with:

New South Wales Government
  • Industry 4.0
  • Digitisation
  • Cyber workforce development
  • Financial services

About the Node Manager

Mina Zaki is the NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node Manager. Over the years, Mina has capitalised on the extensive ecosystem she has developed to drive key outcomes across diverse communities and the Australian political landscape.

Her background is in communications, government and law, and she has a keen personal interest in cyber warfare law and the development of domestic and international cyber legislation. Most recently, she led the market engagement for a leading sovereign technology provider.

Contact the Node

Level 4/11 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

AustCyber’s National Network of Cyber Security Innovation Nodes

  • Western Australia Innovation Node
    • Mining
    • Oil and gas services
    • Agritech
    More information
  • South Australia Innovation Node
    • Defence industry and the supply chain
    • Autonomous systems
    • Space industry
    More information
  • Tasminia Innovation Node
    • Smart cities
    • Internet of Things
    • Marine technology
    More information
  • Canberra Innovation Node
    • Tertiary and research sector (knowledge economy)
    • Defence industry
    • Renewable energy
    More information
  • New South Wales Innovation Node
    • Industry 4.0
    • Digitisation
    • Cyber workforce development
    • Financial services