NSW government keen to tackle cyber skills shortage

State parliament hosts ‘speed networking’ for students and employers

  • A ‘speed networking’ event at NSW Parliament this week brought together representatives of 25 companies that are seeking the next generation of cyber security talent with 130 students from the state’s universities.

  • Employers represented at the event included Westpac, Qantas, Google and Atlassian. The aim of the evening was to have companies sell themselves to prospective employees, with students having a chance to network and potentially wrangle work experience, internships or future career opportunities, the NSW government said.

  • “Strong cyber security will be fundamental to our growth and prosperity in the global economy as well as our national security,” NSW industry minister Niall Blair (pictured at the event) said in a statement.

  • The state government is currently developing a Cyber Security Industry Development Strategy.

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