The cyber security company has officially commenced operations in Queensland, and has announced a plan to expand its workforce.
CyberCX has expanded its national footprint, launching operations in Queensland after acquiring and integrating local firms Alcorn Group and Yell IT.
The firm, which will be based in Brisbane, has outlined plans to enhance its security operations network and grow its local workforce from over 120 employees to 200 in the next 18 months.
The workforce expansion is set to be supported by capital investment in an expanded Security Operations Centre (SOC), which will include a comprehensive digital forensics and incident response service.
CyberCX has also committed to delivering a local branch of a national CyberCX Academy to Queensland, aimed at addressing a cyber skills shortage in the region.
According to the firm, the academy would be focused on ensuring the government, financial services, education and other key sectors are equipped to combat sophisticated and motivated cyber threats.
CyberCX CEO John Paitaridis said the firm’s Queensland operations would play a key role in advancing its national and international agenda.
“Queensland is a key market focus for CyberCX. We are the country’s largest, sovereign cyber security player and we are passionate about protecting the communities we serve,” he said.
“CyberCX is well placed to deliver mission critical cyber security services to Queensland businesses and government leveraging our 600-plus cyber security specialists nationally.”
Chris Carter-Jones, CyberCX’s Queensland executive director, noted the importance of building cyber resilience in the state.
“Cyber attackers are increasingly interested in high profile Queensland assets,” Carter-Jones said.
“With leading mining, education, agriculture, financial sectors Queensland makes an attractive target to malicious cyber actors and the consequences could be grave.
“We are seeing exponential growth in the number of cyber attacks on local businesses and government agencies.”
Carter-Jones said the firm is well placed to bolster cyber capability.
“CyberCX has the largest dedicated team of cyber security professionals in the state. We have boots on the ground for our customers when they need us,” he added.
“With an end-to-end service offering we provide a real partnership to Queensland organisations where we work with them to build more resilient cyber security strategies and solutions.”
He concluded, “Ultimately, our aim is to make the state safer.”