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CyberCX Academy launched to help solve cyber skills crisis

Today CyberCX, Australia and New Zealand’s leading cyber security services organisation, launched the largest private sector training academy for cyber security professionals in Australia.

The CyberCX Academy will develop world-class home-grown talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences to help address the chronic skills shortage facing the cyber security industry.

The CyberCX Academy will deliver 500 additional cyber security professionals into the sector over the next three years.

This program represents the single largest private sector commitment to cyber security training in Australia.

Successful candidates will graduate with job-ready skills and certifications across several critical cyber domains including security testing, cloud security, cyber governance, risk and compliance, identity management, digital forensics and incident response.

The CyberCX Academy commitment to a more diverse cyber workforce includes recruitment targets for female and other under-represented groups.

The CyberCX Academy’s model combines classroom training with practical experience from the first day.

CyberCX Academy candidates will have the unique opportunity to be mentored by some of Australia’s leading cyber security experts at CyberCX.

CyberCX CEO John Paitaridis said, “At CyberCX our mission is to secure our communities and that is why we are proud to be making the largest private sector investment in the future of Australia’s cyber security workforce.”

“The CyberCX Academy will seek to attract a much broader and diverse pool of talent than traditional early careers programs, with pathways available to university and TAFE graduates, school leavers, veterans, as well as people wanting to change careers or re-enter the workforce.”

“The current scarcity of a cyber trained workforce is one of the biggest issues facing the economy. We need a step change in investment and approach, which the CyberCX Academy will deliver.”

“We look forward to working with government and industry to develop more pathways for Australians to move into this exciting industry characterised by smart, secure jobs,” added Paitaridis.

The CyberCX Academy’s Director, Rosemary Driscoll noted that “The cyber security industry needs to make itself more attractive and more accessible to a wider range of workers. We believe the CyberCX Academy will achieve this.”

“The inaugural CyberCX Academy cohort includes a former chemist, a retail worker, and a teacher alongside university and TAFE graduates – it’s a group as diverse as the community we seek to safeguard and serve.”


CyberCX is the leading provider of cyber security services across Australia and New Zealand. With a workforce of over 1000 cyber security professionals, CyberCX is a trusted partner to private and public sector organisations, helping customers confidently manage cyber risk, respond to incidents and build resilience in an increasingly complex and challenging threat environment.

CyberCX provides end-to-end cyber and cloud capabilities, enabling customers to securely accelerate their digital transformation strategies.


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