RMIT to house AWS-backed cyber innovation centre

Powered by AWS, the centre will focus on cyber security challenges

AWS/RMIT University

RMIT University will house an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) focused on cyber resilience. The Cyber Ready CIC will focus on building local skills for cyber resilience by enabling students to learn how to solve cyber issues in the real world supported by cloud and other emerging technologies.

Challenges defined by government, industry and the community will be presented to students who will be able to build prototypes that address cyber threats, with a focus on enhancing awareness, literacy, and enablement across confidentiality, integrity and availability.

These challenges can range from cyber policies and training programs, to security protection and control systems.

The prototypes built will be made publicly available.

“Working closely with governments, industry, and partners around the world, RMIT is focused on closing skills gaps and making a positive contribution to our communities in a time of constant change,” RMIT vice-chancellor and president Martin Bean said in a statement.

“We are delighted the Cloud Innovation Centre will develop in-demand skills to tackle real problems, and most importantly, deliver proactive solutions to protect Australians and the global community.”

The Cyber Ready CIC is scheduled to launch by mid-2020 and will join another seven operating CIC’s in the world including the Swinburne University of Technology Data for Social Good CIC, announced in May.

Other CICs are based in the US, Germany, France, South Kore and Canada.


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