The University of South Australia has inked a deal with Optus to launch a new cybersecurity hub

The University of South Australia has signed a strategic partnership with Optus which will see them launching a Cyber Security Research and Collaboration hub together.

The new hub will be located in the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre in Adelaide’s innovation precinct.

The hub is said to bring together industry, customers, partners, academics and students under one roof to solve some of the most complex cyber issues and pave the way for new products and services.

“We want to apply advances in these fields to make a real difference in people’s lives and this joint venture will unlock opportunities and solutions that don’t even exist yet,” said Deon Liebenberg, vice president product innovation at Optus Enterprise.

“Our exciting collaboration will create opportunities to conduct cross-cutting research and a platform for exchange between UniSA, subject experts from Optus, and Optus’ enterprise and government clients and partners. This will ultimately help us assist our customers tap into emerging markets and opportunities across a range of industries and operate more efficiently.”

University of South Australia deputy vice chancellor of research and innovation, rofessor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, added,  “This expertise folds perfectly into the capacities being developed in South Australia in defence and security, space and space technologies and in satellite systems.

“As South Australia grows its base in these industries, there will be increasing demand for the right research expertise and the right graduates to take up significant positions in both research and practice in cybersecurity and aligned positions in data science.

“The Optus-UniSA strategic alliance is an important investment in that future and creating that talent pipeline.”

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