Cyber and Digital

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Advanced security for the digital age

With more than 350 digital and cyber security businesses, Victoria is a leading provider of digital defence capabilities to the Australian Defence Organisation.

Victoria has a world-class tertiary education sector and produces upwards of 30 per cent of Australia’s graduates in information technology, engineering, science and related technologies.

The State is well placed to provide advanced technology solutions for major defence projects, including areas identified in the Commonwealth Government’s 2016 Integrated Investment Plan and the 2020 Force Structure Plan, such as:

  • enhanced digital communications
  • battlefield intelligence
  • surveillance & reconnaissance effectiveness.

Victoria has leading digital and electronic/cyber capabilities in:

  • antennas & radio communications
  • communications systems design & manufacturing
  • cyber security
  • digital periscope systems
  • electronic surveillance & countermeasures
  • navigation equipment
  • radar & sonar systems
  • robotics & professional services.

Industry leaders

From educational institutions to private enterprise, Victoria is the hub for digital intelligence in Australia:

Leidos, a global leader in information technology, operates a cutting-edge software factory in Melbourne — its first outside the United States. The facility develops highly secure and complex software products for its Australian and global client base.

Find out more about Leidos Australia.

Swedish defence firm Saab established a systems integration and support centre in Melbourne. The centre is Saab’s Asia-Pacific headquarters for integrated communications systems.

Find out more about Saab Australia

Agent Oriented Software (AOS) is a software and robotics company specialising in autonomous and intelligent systems. AOS partnered with Raytheon Australia to integrate a newly developed product with the Raytheon Solipsys’ Battlespace Command and Control Centre (BC3) as part of the Raytheon Missiles & Defense command and control portfolio.

This is the first time that a commercially developed third-party product has been successfully integrated with BC3 outside the United States.

Find out more about Agent Oriented Software.

Sentient is a leading developer of computer vision and Artificial Intelligence software solutions for defence and civilian projects. Sentient provided its products and solutions to both national and international clients, including the United States Department of Defense.

Find out more about Sentient Vision Systems.

CSIRO’s Data61, Australia’s leading digital research network, established its Victorian digital research laboratory and national cyber innovation leadership program in Melbourne’s Docklands. The Victorian Data61 hub also hosts the Oceania Cyber Security Centre.

Find out more about Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Other organisations with significant digital and cyber security capabilities in Victoria include:

  • Cisco
  • Ericsson
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • NEC
  • NBN Co Ltd
  • Telstra.
Page last updated 03 Oct 2022
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