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Cyber Tech Show celebrates one year of cyber security at CIT

Published: 15 May 2019

CIT Centre of Cyber Security and Games hosted a Cyber Tech Show at CIT Reid this week, celebrating one year of cyber security at CIT.

The event saw industry and students come together to celebrate and network and two security start-ups were showcased as part of the event at the Training Security Operations Centre at CIT Reid.

Head of Cyber Security and Games Dr Abu Barkat said Cyber security has gone from strength to strength in such a short time at CIT.

"Our cyber security courses are changing the workforce and national security, shifting students into careers that are servicing new and emerging industry needs and driving the ACT and Australian economy."

The Cyber Tech Show provided information about how CIT is addressing the cyber skills shortage in Australia and speakers provided a range of perspectives from AustCyber, Digital Transformation Agency and local start-up, Fifth Domain.

"CIT has now welcomed 300 cyber security students into the college within 12 months of operation. We have already produced three graduating classes from our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and are so proud that students representing our Certificate IV cohort will be our inaugural graduating class from that program in July 2019," Dr Barkat said.

The event was also an opportunity for start-up cyber security companies to showcase their innovative technology to wider industry and students of cyber security. Cydarm and Penten presented their innovative technology that has been built here in Australia to better combat cyber security threats.

CIT students are readily given unique opportunities to see and get hands on experience with these technologies, understand how they are used in cyber operations, and meet and talk with cyber experts working in the industry.

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