Cyber Security Innovation Nodes to be established in Brisbane, Townsville and the Sunshine Coast


In a partnership between the Federal Government-funded AustCyber, Queensland Government and Townsville and Sunshine Coast councils, Cyber Security Innovation Nodes will be established in Brisbane, Townsville and the Sunshine Coast.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the new nodes will add more firepower to the national AustCyber network – which already exists in six other states and territories.

Queensland Minister for Innovation Kate Jones said the nodes would help protect Queensland businesses from cyber threats and enhance cyber skills across the state. “These nodes will strengthen the state’s knowledge economy, particularly in the areas of defence, advanced manufacturing, health and education,” Minister Jones said.

We all need to work together to protect and advance Australia’s cyber interests and partnerships such as this are central to the process.”

AustCyber CEO Michelle Price said Queensland was the first state in an AustCyber network partnership to establish three nodes.

“We are excited to have Queensland join our national network and in such a big way. The establishment of three locations enables the node managers to work together across Queensland, leveraging a number of local cyber capability strengths, connect with other nodes around Australia and bolster the value and impact of our national network,” Ms Price said.