To facilitate the growth of the cyber security industry, AustCyber helps companies of any size connect with potential customers.
AustCyber organises pitching events to different audiences. Sometimes these are to industry customers or investors. For government audiences, we run specialised GovPitch events.
GovPitch is an opportunity for Aussie small to medium cyber security companies to pitch directly to decision makers in Australian governments, both at the Federal and State and Territory levels. AustCyber works with a hosting Australian government to run a GovPitch event, bringing together companies that can deliver a short pitch to a large government audience of agency heads, CISOs and CIOs. GovPitch events not only expose growing cyber security companies to potentially large government contracts, they also show governments that there are awesome Australian solutions out there that they might not know.
Past events include:
|24 August 2017: Federal GovPitch, Canberra||This pitch event was to Federal-level Government.|
|21 September 2017: Sky's the Limit, Melbourne||This pitch event was to Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from leading Australian businesses|
|25 September 2017: Sky's the Limit, Sydney||This pitch event was to Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from leading Australian businesses|
|11 April 2018: Northrop Grumman, Virginia, US||This pitch event was to Northrop Grumman executives and cyber experts|
|13 April 2018: Leidos, Virginia, US||This pitch event was to Leidos executives and cyber experts|
|2 May 2018: AustCyber Pitchfest at CIVSEC 2018||This pitch event was to the civil and military security industry, with Federal and State and Territory police forces|
|4 June 2018: Federal GovPitch||This pitch event was to Federal-level Government|
|31 July 2018: Cyber Week, Melbourne||This pitch event was to a mixed industry, academia and government audience|
|22 August 2018: WA GovPitch||This pitch event was to WA Government|
Simplifying procurement processes
Strict procurement guidelines protect large companies and government agencies. This ensures reliability of contractors and protects the integrity of their networks. The cost and complexity of these processes, however, is a huge barrier to smaller cyber security companies and start-ups.
AustCyber works with State and Federal government agencies to identify piloting opportunities for Australian cyber security solutions and advocates for modernisation of procurement frameworks.
Exhibiting and promoting companies
We are passionate about promoting Australian cyber security solutions both domestically and internationally. We regularly host events and use our Friends of the Network newsletter to keep our audience aware of what is going on in the industry and how they can be a part of it.