The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber) has opened applications for funding of industry-led collaborative projects to develop cyber security technologies and services.
AustCyber’s project fund makes available matching funding of up to $3 million for approved projects of no more than 12 months duration. To be eligible, projects must address one or more of the knowledge priorities identified in the Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan, published in April 2017.
These priorities include emerging prevention, detection and response technologies; identity, authentication and authorisation in the cyber domain; ensuring security, privacy, trust and ethical use of emerging technologies and services such as cloud, machine learning, big data and analytics, and mobile applications; and approaches to deal with the increasingly ‘shared’ responsibility of cyber security.
Proposed projects must also demonstrate a national benefit for Australia, with the results “available to the whole cyber security sector as far as possible”.
The AustCyber Project Fund Round 1 will close on 28 February 2018. Expression of interest guidelines are available from www.acsgn.com.au/project-fund/.