Australia's global cybersecurity credentials

Australia's global cybersecurity credentials

Oct 23
CEDA welcomes Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Tobias Feakin, and industry leaders to examine Australia’s strengths in cyber security, priorities for industry development, and global opportunities for the country’s cyber security industry.


Dr Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Event overview

Strong and robust cyber security underpins the ability for individuals and businesses to take advantage of the significant opportunities provided by digital technologies.

The global cyber security market is currently worth around US$126 billion and, with the proliferation of the internet of things, the continued evolving threat of cyber-attacks, and growing cyber awareness, the global cyber security market is projected to roughly double to US$251 billion over the next decade. 

This CEDA NSW Innovation and disruption series event will examine:

  • Opportunities for Australia’s cybersecurity industry in the global market;
  • Building our cybersecurity industry and skills base to defend against cyber-attacks;
  • The economic cost to business and breach of trust in failing to address cyber security threats; and
  • The nature of international cyber-attacks and where they come from – are Australian Government and corporate entities vulnerable?

Event presentations

Moderated discussion MP3

Dr Tobias Feakin, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade PDF

Delegate handout PDF

Opening keynote address

Dr Tobias Feakin
Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dr Tobias Feakin is Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs. He leads Australia’s whole-of-government international engagement to advance and protect Australia’s national security, foreign policy, economic and trade, and development interests in the internet and in cyberspace.

Additional participants to be confirmed.


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