Australia’s largest data innovation group has partnered with Europe’s first cyber security accelerator and business incubator

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CSIRO’s Data61 has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cyber London (CyLon) that will see Australia and the United Kingdom share expertise, resources, and capital to boost cybersecurity innovation in each country.

Under the agreement, the two organisations will develop programmes for improved “cyber skills and governance”; launch a CyLon accelerator programme in Australia; and support and commercialise new ideas in each country to showcase cyber innovation and solutions to prospective buyers or investors.

The partnership complements initiatives in the Australian Government’s soon-to-be-released Cyber Security Strategy, including the recently announced Cyber Security Growth Centre. 

The Growth Centre is a component of the $1.1bn National Innovation and Science Agenda and will bring together cyber security research and innovation to grow Australian business opportunities online. 

Cyber London co-founder Grace Cassy said: “The team at Data61 have exciting plans to build a regional powerhouse in cyber security, and we look forward to developing our partnership.”