nbn will create a cybersecurity centre at Docklands, Victoria, which the company says will create up to 700 jobs.
The plan was jointly announced by Federal Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield and Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis at nbn’s Network Operations Centre (NOC) on 6 December, evidently to coincide with the Prime Ministers Innovation Statement the following day.
The pair said 400 tech jobs will be created over two years, with 300 more to be generated later by the project in construction, maintenance and technical support roles.
The new jobs will be created in cyber security, technical support and administration, specialised ICT engineering and customer support.
The centre will be “first line of defence against cyber threat to the NBN”, according to the Victorian Government, and will provide “a collection of services for the delivery of detection, identification, triage and management of cyber events and incident response”.