Cyber – also known as cybersecurity – is an ever-changing industry, where there’s exciting employment opportunities across a huge range of industries! The cyber workforce helps protect organisations – business, government and not-for-profit – from cyber threats, including ransomware and hacking.
They help limit Australia’s national security risk from sophisticated cyber threats, protect online sales, financial transfers, fundraising and valuable online data and systems.
South Australia is already growing a strong cyber industry, as home to 25 cyber specialist companies, including large firms, supporting some of the nation’s largest defence contracts.
It is also home to the $10 million Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre at Lot Fourteen, in Adelaide’s CBD, where businesses and entrepreneurs alike go to test new products and services.
To meet growing demand for cybersecurity products and services it’s forecast that Australia will require about 17,000 more cybersecurity workers by 2026, including cyber security analysts, engineers and penetration testers.