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Austrade seeks applicants for US Cyber Security Mission

AusTrade, in partnership with AustCyber, is seeking applicants from cyber security firms to join a targeted mission to the US in February and March 2019

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Wed, 21 Nov 2018
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Firms will participate in an exclusive program of events, briefings and introductions to cyber security firms, investors and customers, and will have the opportunity to pitch, network and engage with local and international industry.

The mission in San Francisco, running from Sunday, 3 Friday, 8 March, has been designed to coincide with the RSA Conference, a leading information security conference and exposition.

In 2018, RSA attracted over 42,000 attendees to San Francisco. The four-day event consists of the conference, which hosts speakers on a variety of industry relevant topics, and a vender expo with more than 600 vendors.


Australian companies and/or research institutions with capabilities across the following areas should apply to attend:

  • Cyber security;
  • Information security;
  • Data analytics;
  • Cryptography;
  • Cloud security; and
  • Mobile and IoT security.

Starting in the week prior to RSA, there will be two mission extension options in addition to the San Francisco program. On 25 and 26 February, a select group of delegates will have the opportunity to travel to New York and learn about the cyber security needs of the region’s financial services, healthcare, e-commerce and technology-driven sectors.

The program will provide Australian cyber security firms and academics with a variety of opportunities, including:

  • Build relationships with leading cyber security, information security, technology stakeholders and government agencies;
  • Showcase capabilities and technologies at dedicated events co-ordinated by Austrade;
  • Participate in meetings with leading multinational corporations, universities and accelerators;
  • Join exclusive networking functions, as a member of the official Australian delegation;
  • Leverage Austrade’s networks and on-ground support in the US;
  • Get to know a broad cross-section of Australia’s cyber security community; and
  • Make arrangements to meet potential partners and customers in the ‘Australia House’ pop-up, located only two blocks from the conference centre.

From 27 February – 1 March, a small group will visit the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area to meet with a range of defence and national security-focused companies and government agencies with cyber security interests. Places for the New York and Washington DMV programs will be strictly limited.

Applications close 23 November 2018. More information, including to register your interest, is available here.

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