SA firm wins $2.5m Defence cyber deal
An Adelaide-based firm has won a $2.5 million contract with the Department of Defence to improve Australia’s cyber security in space.
The agreement will see CyberOps build a “world-class” cyber testing and training facility in South Australia that will educate hundreds of people.
It will also provide the ability to test new space hardware and services and a simulation environment allowing space operators and cyber practitioners to develop and hone their skills.
CyberOps director Derek Grocke said its developments will likely be subsequently applied to other earth-based projects.
“What we develop for space can often be used in the areas of cyber and information warfare more generally, so we’re able to enhance the security posture of Australia’s critical infrastructure more broadly,” Grocke said.
Deputy Premier of South Australia and Minister of Defence and Space Industries Susan Close said, “Boasting significant research and industry capability in both sectors, South Australia is well-placed to lead the emerging body of work in the intersection between space and cyber.”