Cloud Innovation Centre

RMIT Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre

What is the RMIT Cyber Ready CIC?

The RMIT Cyber Ready CIC is a collaboration between RMIT and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and forms part of a growing global network of Cloud Innovation Centres (CICs), designed to address public sector challenges through digital innovation.

The CIC is based at RMIT’s home of innovation and entrepreneurship, Activator, and draws from experts across various fields, including RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub, Health Transformation Lab and RMIT Online – giving partners access to the best innovative thinkers and brightest young minds from across the University.

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.

Why is Cyber Readiness important during these uncertain times?

"Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of secure online connectivity. It has also shown Australians’ resilience and resolve to work together for a common goal. That same whole-of-nation partnership between government, businesses and the community must also be applied to ensuring Australia is cyber secure."

- Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020

Innovation Challenges

As Industry Partners:

  • Bring your cyber security challenges and industry expertise to take part in co-designing open-source solutions for a more resilient Australian public sector.
  • Collaborate with RMIT students, researchers and AWS innovation experts in building in-demand cyber readiness skills, boosting Australia’s capability in Cyber Security while addressing a growing skills shortage.

As Students, you get:

  • To engage directly with Industry
  • Develop and demonstrate your skills in a real-world setting which includes both technical capabilities and entrepreneurial skills (ie. teamwork, critical thinking, curiosity and resourcefulness)
  • Design a business model and technical proof of concept alongside experts from AWS and RMIT
The Cyber Innovation Challenge turned out to be a wholesome learning experience for me. I got to interact and get mentored by industry experts who encouraged the participants to ask questions and gave the forum for us to share our ideas. The workshops and one-to-one consultation sessions helped me with exploring new concepts in the domain and in identifying the gaps in my skillset that needed improvement. I feel that I have gained pointers for my career pathway and looking forward to working in the industry.

Atchaya, Cyber Innovation Challenge Student – Aug 2020 Cohort

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Cyber Ready CIC Mission

To build 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.

We are one of 12 CIC’s creating a Global Innovation Network

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