AustCyber seeks NSW Innovation Node manager

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 16 June, 2020

AustCyber seeks NSW Innovation Node manager

AustCyber has commenced a search for a manager for its NSW Cyber Security Innovation node. The successful candidate will lead the NSW node in coordination with AustCyber and the NSW Treasury, focusing on the innovation node's core objectives of improving the state's cyber maturity in areas such as cyber workforce development, financial services and Industry 4.0.

Key responsibilities will include developing a strategic vision to raise SME awareness of cybersecurity threats, coordinating engagement and partnerships across the private, public and academic sectors and exploring new opportunities for connectivity and collaboration.

The new manager will also coordinate the establishment of a dedicated Node advisory group, representing the node at cybersecurity conferences and at meetings with representatives of industry, government and academia and working with digital leaders to improve cybersecurity resilience.

Technical cybersecurity skills are desirable but not required. Conversely, candidates will need to have proven industry and business development and stakeholder engagement skills as well as a history of leading complex projects and multidisciplinary teams.

Experience working in the cybersecurity industry, economic growth, innovation or business development capacity are also desirable but non-essential qualities.

The NSW AustCyber Innovation Node launched in July last year as a partnership between the federal and state governments. AustCyber will soon operate innovation nodes across all Australian states and territories, having recently arranged to open three nodes across Queensland.

AustCyber is also seeking managers for two of these Queensland nodes — a full-time manager for the Brisbane node and a part-time manager for the node in Townsville.

Along with the third node at the Sunshine Coast, the Queensland innovation nodes will focus on the areas of defence, advanced manufacturing, health and education.

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