Macquarie Government Cyber Security Scholarship 2017

May 9 2017, by Angela Anderson | Category: Government

Great candidates for Cyber Security Scholarship 2017

Recently I joined Associate Professor Yun Bai and Dr Rodrigo Calheiros as part of a panel reviewing candidates. Consequently, we were looking at potential candidates for our Cyber Security Scholarship 2017 in partnership with Western Sydney University. Furthermore it was great to see such high caliber candidates showing a passion for the ever-evolving field of cyber security.

Macquarie Government are proud sponsors of the Cyber Security Scholarship 2017 in partnership with Western Sydney University
Angela Anderson, Dr Rodrigo Calheiros and Associate Professor Yun Bai reviewing cyber security scholarship candidates.

Hence we’re tapping into the enthusiasm and developing skill set of the up and coming IT students. This is needed to develop the next generation of cyber savvy professionals. Because this will be critical to bolstering cyber security expertise within Australia. Identifying skills to tackle the challenges in key growth areas. Some of the areas are; cloud security, mobile security, SIEM/security analytics and threat intelligence, as identified by IDC.

Macquarie Government’s role around cyber security

Because Macquarie Government provide Secure Internet and cloud services (like cloud colocation) to 42% of Australian Federal Government agencies. We’re 100% behind improving the cyber security capabilities for our country. Scholarships like the Cyber Security Scholarship 2017 are essential for encouraging future talent. Since future businesses and government will need the talent to make the technology work. It’s that simple.

The future of cyber security

It seems like managing, storing and securing sensitive data is a huge challenge. Australian government departments and agencies will need to place a lot more emphasis on cyber security. We expect our agencies to protect Australian citizens data. The Cyber Security Strategy raised the importance of cyber security across government. Also, the Cyber Security Strategy has called out a need to train more young people. Therefore we need to do this if we’re to increase Australia’s position as a leader in cyber expertise.

Most noteworthy, we need to find ways to encourage young women to study cyber security. By studying STEM subjects, we ensure the next generation are equipped for the skills of our future economy.

In conclusion, we believe cyber security will play an increasing role. Macquarie Government continues our response to this by providing this Cyber Security Scholarship. As a result, this is our second year in a row. We look forward to announcing the recipient of our 2017 scholarship award.

About Macquarie Government: Macquarie Government is a division of the Macquarie Technology Group (ASX MAQ). It provides services to Federal and State Government agencies, including Secure Internet and Secure Cloud services.

Angela Anderson

About the author.

Angela is the Head of Business Development for Macquarie Government. She has worked for the company for 14 years and has experience in strategy development and implementation, particularly in the areas of Sales and Marketing. Being part of a business focused on supporting the cloud and cyber focus of the Federal Government and State Government is an exciting challenge, and she is particularly interested in the development of cyber security skill sets in Australia.

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