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Tuesday, 10 May 2022 09:17

Swinburne-led security skills program gets $1m from government Featured

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A program led by Swinburne University of Technology to teach security and digital transformation skills to new manufacturing professionals has received $1 million from the Federal Government.

A statement from the university said the funding was provided as part of the CSIRO's Data 61 Next Generation Emerging Technologies Graduates Program.

The skilling effort, known as Building National Cybersecurity Capabilities for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing, will use a multi-disciplinary team from various industries to teach these skills.

The students who will be admitted to the program will be mentored by 17 individuals from Swinburne, Monash University, UNSW ADFA and James Cook University, together with DXC Technology, Amazon, ASTA and Sysbox.

These organisations are contributing an additional $600,000 to fund the program.

Chief investigator and Swinburne’s dean of Digital Research, Professor Yang Xiang, said: “It is important that the next generation across all industries, including manufacturing, are skilled in cyber security – including network and system security, data analytics, AI, blockchain, distributed systems and networking.

"Soft skills and cyber security awareness will also be a focus for the next generation graduates."

“Beyond cyber security, students will learn to innovate. Digital transformation is rapidly evolving in the 21st century, and Swinburne positions students to drive the next generation of technology and how technology and people work together to build a better world.”

Swinburne deputy vice-chancellor, Research, Professor Karen Hapgood said: “CSIRO is a highly valued partner for Swinburne University of Technology and we are thrilled to see this project supported by the Next Generation Emerging Technologies Graduates Program.

“The project brings together Swinburne’s research expertise in digital transformation and manufacturing, as well as our strengths in work integrated learning and graduate employability.”

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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