Last year the feds announced Edith Cowan University would host the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, with $139m in cash from Canberra and partner funding over seven years (CMM September 27). This was such good news that Industry Minister Michaela Cash announced it again at an ECU event.
Partners include the Australian Federal Police, Australian Tax Office, Department of Defence and data and comms companies, notably as Singtel Optus and Cisco.
Observers of the present policy push for industry-engaged research note the CRC is making much of its plan to embed all its research students “in industry.”
It’s been a big week for Perth’s big data community. On Tuesday, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre signed an MOU with the Singapore National Supercomputing Centre to collaborate on various super-subjects, including, perhaps, cybersecurity. ECU, along with the other three WA public universities is a partner in Pawsey.