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Oxford University opening cybersecurity center in Victoria, Australia

Oxford University is opening a much-needed cybersecurity center in Australia
By Chris Smith from Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:32 CST

Australia's second-largest city is set to receive the first satellite office of Oxford University's Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC). This opening was confirmed by signature thanks to the Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation, and Trade on Tuesday.




Signed by Phillip Dalidakis, he believes that the opening of this site will strengthen Victoria's commitment towards cybersecurity. At TweakTown we reported some weeks ago that security experts have long seen Australia as an easy target for hackers, explaining that a small team could take down important infrastructure such as power and water without too much effort. While Dalidakis explained that Victoria has cemented "the state's reputation as a hub for cybersecurity," as seen in a report by ZDNet, this move could also very much be one to help ensure safety should a hacker attack commence.


Further addressing this opening, Dalidakis stated that "Their [Oxford's] decision to locate their first Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre international office in Melbourne is a huge vote of confidence for Victoria's tech sector," with this office set to complete audits on national cybersecurity risks and discuss strategies in order to heighten security.

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