Israeli cyber security leader sets up in Victoria

Israeli cyber security leader sets up in Victoria

CyberGym has announced it will relocate its global headquarters to Melbourne, generating 60 new full-time jobs over the next three years.

The cyber defence organisation, half-owned by the multibillion-dollar Israel government's Israel Electric Company (IEC), provides IT security services and real-world cyber defence training to help organisations significantly improve their cyber security.

The training involves launching simulated cyber security attacks that train staff and IT teams how to mitigate, contain and create resilience against cyber attacks.

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis met with CyberGym co-founder and chief executive Ofir Hason at the recent Australian Grand Prix to welcome the announcement as a big win for Victoria, after  initial meetings with the company during a cyber security trade mission to Israel in November last year.

Minister Dalidakis said CyberGym is a welcome addition to Victoria, which is now home to Australia’s largest cyber security cluster at the Goods Shed, Docklands, including the government-backed Oceania Cyber Security Centre and the CSIRO’s Data61Cyber Security and Innovation Hub.

"We will continue to pursue investment from companies like CyberGym that will grow our cyber security sector and not only help safeguard our digital economy but create more jobs for Victorians into the future," Minister Dalidakis said.

"Victoria is already home to the largest cluster of cyber security organisations and businesses in the country and is fast becoming the Asia-Pacific’s hub for tech and business investment."

Hason praised the Victorian capital city and said the company is excited to work in the Australian market.

"This region is a great place to do business and we are very pleased to announce Melbourne as the new home of our global headquarters," he said.

"Our cyber security defence and IT services and training are world-leading, and we look forward to stepping into the Australian market and helping local companies and government better safeguard themselves against future attacks."

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