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Science Minister visits ECU’s Security Research Institute

Friday, 19 October 2012


  • Minister John Day with Professor Valli and Executive Dean / PVC Engagement (Science, Technology and Engineering) Professor Ken Greenwood.

    Minister John Day with Professor Valli and Executive Dean / PVC Engagement (Science, Technology and Engineering) Professor Ken Greenwood.

ECU’s Security Research Institute was treated to a Ministerial visit last week.

The Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts; Science and Innovation; The Hon. John Day visited the Security Research Institute in the midst of their Control Systems: Cyber Security Training Course.  

Attracting professionals from high-profile organisations across Australia, the course trained participants on how to defend their organisations’ control systems from outside attack.

Minister Day saw the event first-hand, attending the final training day where the group split up into two teams, aiming to either defend or compromise their opponent’s networks.

“It was a great honour to welcome Minister Day to the Joondalup Campus, to see first-hand our new facilities and some of the innovative work we do here,” Director of Security Research Institute, Professor Craig Valli said.

“The Control Systems course was a new initiative for the Institute, and utilised our world class expertise in cyber security. We are really pleased that the Minister got a sample of our research and training capabilities through this visit.”

The Control Systems: Cyber Security Training Course was a great success, welcoming professionals from a range of organisations, including oil and gas companies, resources and mining companies, water and electricity utilities, local government, law enforcement and government agencies.

The next course will run the week beginning January 14, 2013 to obtain further information contact sri@ecu.edu.au or phone +61-8-6304 5176.

More information can also be obtained via the secau website.

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