RMIT Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre

RMIT Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre

A collaboration between RMIT and Amazon Web Services (AWS), the RMIT Cyber Ready CIC addresses public sector challenges through digital innovation.

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Now more than ever there is an escalating need for organisations to protect their digital and data assets from security threats, and solutions lie in a collective approach as well as building awareness and resilience across all spheres of society

Our mission is to strengthen Australia’s capability and resilience in addressing the rapidly evolving digital environment and associated Cyber Security threats by co-designing solutions with students, government and industry.

The CIC is backed by AWS’ cloud technology and expertise in machine learning, high-performance computing and data analytics, ensuring prototypes are equipped to deliver practical solutions using cutting edge tools and technology.

What is the Cyber Ready CIC?

RMIT's Cyber Ready CIC is a long-term, public/private collaboration between RMIT and Amazon Web Services. It forms part of a growing global network of Cloud Innovation Centres.

We work with RMIT students, high school students and industry partners to achieve our mission of delivering sophisticated cyber security solutions.

Use the following information to navigate our website and engage with us through one of these pathways. 

Students

If you're an RMIT student, you're invited to immerse yourself in a fast-paced innovation sprint that allows you to apply technical and entrepreneurial skills to a real-world problem presented by an Industry Sponsor.

To find out about participating in a Cyber Innovation Challenge and other ways you can get involved, head to our students page. 

Industry Challenges

Engage in a fast-paced innovation sprint that sees multidiscplinary teams of students working on a real-life cyber security challenge faced by your organisation.

The CIC approach uses the leading Amazon Web Services (AWS) "Working Backwards" methodology to help students gain a deeper understanding of your challenge statement and propose a solution protopye to this problem.

Students have access to AWS services, and work alongside AWS Solutions Architects to hone their technical skills and propose ideas that combine innovative thinking with leading-edge technologies.

High Schools

In an exclusive partnership with California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly), we're bringing the California Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC) to Australia.

The CCIC cyber security competition is designed to inspire technology career pathways in students and develop interest and knowledge in the cyber security industry, one of the key technology worker gaps identified.

We're looking for Victorian high schools to participate in the 2021 competition. Find out more about this incredible opportunity and register your school at the link below. 

Discover past challenges

A New Era of Cyber Readiness for Australian Organisations

We partnered with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute to address the lack of cyber resilience in Australia’s democratic institutions.

Protecting Ancient Artifacts Using Modern Technologies

We partnered with the Museum of London to explore how they can use technology to improve efficiency and access to their collections and research.

Helping to Protect University Students From Online Harms

We worked with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) to address the online harms young adults now face with increased online activity while at university.

New virtual assistant - Educator productivity high, student wait time low

Our students worked on an innovative digital solution that would solve an issue being faced by both RMIT staff and students - answering student emails.

Our Industry Challenge Sponsors

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Visiting the Cyber Ready CIC

Located in Building 108, RMIT's Cyber Ready CIC is open to visitors. Find students working on their challenges, co-working and cyber activations in the one place.

235-251 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact us 

Excited to explore cyber resilience with our team?

If you'd like more information on how you can engage with the Cyber Ready CIC but you're not sure where to start, please get in touch. General enquiries or feedback? We'd love to hear from you.

Contact Meg San Miguel, Project Manager: meg.san.miguel@rmit.edu.au

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.