On Sunday 6 December, Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications announced that over the next several years, up to 700 high skill jobs will be created in Melbourne with the aim to support the Federal Governments National Broadbrand Network (nbn).
“In addition to expanding its Network and Services Operations Centre (NSOC) in Docklands, nbn is establishing a new Cyber Security Operations Centre – the front line for defending the nbn against cyber-attack,” Minister Fifield said.
“In coming years, millions of Australians will be reliant on the nbn, so it is vital that continued cyber security for this important infrastructure is protected and in place at all times.
“Highly skilled technical specialists will be employed at the new 24-hour facility and additional roles will be created in specialised ICT and engineering, as well as technical support and administration,” Minister Fifield said.
In coming years, millions of Australians will be reliant on the nbn, so it is vital that continued cyber security for this important infrastructure is protected and in place at all times.
nbn is on track to complete the network by 2020. Within the next three years construction will start to around 2.5 million Victoria homes and businesses.
Craig Horne MACS Snr CP, ACS Victorian Chair, welcomed the expansion of Victoria’s security capabilities, in particular. “Information security is an increasing problem in the sector”, Mr. Horne said. “This is an area of policy that is a major focus for us at ACS Victoria”. Mr Horne said that he hoped that this would be the first of a series of tangible moves by the Government and the technology community addressing the need to improve information security. This capability could then be marketed as a major feature of the technology sector, leading to export growth based upon secure communications.