Several cyber security firms pitched their products and services to Australian government policymakers at the recent GovPitch 2020 online event.
Eleven cyber companies, including Airlock Digital, Attack Forge, CyberAware, Cydarm, Detexian, Forticode, Huntsman Security, Penten, RightCrow, Truuth, and WorldStack, pitched their cyber solutions to, and answered questions from, a judging panel comprising the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Australian Taxation Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Digital Transformation Office, Services Australia, and In-Q-Tel International Australia.
Michelle Price, chief executive officer of event organiser AustCyber, said that ahead of the release of the country’s next Cyber Security Strategy, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison has set the scene for why the Australian Government “needs to significantly boost spending on cyber security for its own digital infrastructure and data, but also for the country.”
“The release of information from the Australian government about the scale of the cyberattacks impacting the nation highlights the critical need for cyber security to keep our digital landscape safe. This is not just important for government agencies but for organisations of all sizes,” said Price. “GovPitch is providing innovative, globally competitive solutions directly to government, to help protect its agencies but also demonstrate to the rest of the economy what good cyber security practice looks like.”