Edith Cowan University has opened a $3 million security operations centre to train students that it claims is the largest for any university in the southern hemisphere.
The centre will be used to give students “first-hand experience in cyber operations and technology and responding to cyber security threats,” the university said in a statement.
It encompasses a “24-seat training lab, designed to familiarise students with the SOC environment and introduce students to open and closed source SOC and security information and event management (SIEM) platforms”.
The facility was opened by Home Affairs’ deputy secretary Marc Ablong.
Home Affairs and Edith Cowan are jointly convening a cyber 2020 forum at the university.
The university is also home to the headquarters of the Cyber Security cooperative research centre (CRC), set up in 2018 with $50 million in federal funding and $89 million drawn from private sector partners.