Cyber security is for everyone

The need for businesses to have better cyber security capability is growing by the minute, providing a range of career opportunities in the cyber and systems sector.

Whether it’s protecting your Instagram profile, your banking details or the design of a top secret submarine, cyber security is everyone’s business. Cybercrime, data and privacy breaches, fraud, social engineering and ransomware attacks can all have a devastating impact on companies and individuals, especially when it comes to information and systems that have a national security interest.

Being able to live and operate safely and securely in an increasingly digital world is why we need highly skilled, specialised personnel to collect, manage, exploit and protect large amounts of data at high security levels from multiple sources in a cyber-secure environment.

South Australia is home to a diverse and highly skilled industry base of large defence contractors and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) who are delivering systems and cyber solutions for major defence projects.

RAAF Base Edinburgh is also home to a series of cutting-edge and highly complex systems for information warfare, including the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Triton and Sky Guardian unmanned aerial systems, special purpose electronic warfare aircraft, the Jindalee Operational Radar Network, and space surveillance systems.

To operate these systems and protect Australia’s security interests requires more than pilots and maintainers: it requires data analysts, machine learning and artificial intelligence specialists, software engineers and programmers, and cyber security experts.

If you have an interest in software engineering, software development or other Hi-Tech areas, the opportunities for a career the cyber and systems sector are endless!

You can learn more about the wide world of cyber by exploring the Australian Cyber Week program or find out more about careers in cyber and systems at Find Your Place SA.