Austrade and AustCyber sign Collaboration Plan

27 Aug 2019

Austrade has strengthened its partnership with Australia’s cyber security Industry Growth Centre, AustCyber – enhancing support for Australia’s cyber security ecosystem.

Austrade CEO Dr Stephanie Fahey today signed a Collaboration Plan with the CEO of AustCyber, Michelle Price, which will see closer cooperation between the two organisations – recognising shared objectives and a strategic alignment to grow the Australian cyber security sector internationally.

Dr Fahey said the plan will help raise the profile of Australian cyber security companies in key overseas markets.

“I welcome this plan of action, which brings together Austrade’s extensive reach into global markets and AustCyber’s sector insights and expertise,” Dr Fahey said.

“Our ongoing collaboration will build on what we have already achieved together and continue to champion Australia’s world-leading cyber security capabilities on the global stage.”

Austrade has worked closely with AustCyber since its inception in 2017. This new Collaboration Plan will deepen that working relationship through a range of in-market activities and promotions including via Landing Pads, alongside onshore events, and capability development.

Following the success of the Cyber Security Landing Pad Cohorts in San Francisco in 2018 and 2019, Austrade partnered with AustCyber in May this year to deliver a Landing Pad Cohort in Singapore, as well as an in-market program around the RSA Cyber Security 2019 Conference in Singapore.

Other previous successful major collaborations between Austrade and AustCyber include three cyber security missions to the USA to coincide with the RSA conferences in San Francisco in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and the Australian Cyber Security Mission to ASEAN in 2018, which connected Australian cyber companies to partners and customers in Singapore and Indonesia.

“This is an exciting next step in Austrade’s collaboration with AustCyber at a time when Australian companies are well placed to capitalise on global opportunities, with the demand for cyber security solutions experiencing strong growth,” Dr Fahey said.