26 September 2023

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Cyber Security NSW is to sponsor female public servants to boost their cyber security skills in an effort to increase the number of women working in leading roles.

Announced by the Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Victor Dominello, the Agency is to provide 11 sponsorships, worth $15,000 each, to women across the NSW Government.

Mr Dominello said the Agency will also sponsor the Australian Women in Security Network, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and growing the number of women in the security community.

“These initiatives are designed to boost the number of women in cyber security and to help expand the recipients’ skills, whether in the technical, policy, governance or intelligence areas of the industry,” Mr Dominello said.

“With this investment we can upskill our workforce and offer new and exciting opportunities our candidates might have not considered in the past,” he said.

“While Cyber Security NSW is one of the leading Agencies at the forefront of female participation in the industry, just like cyber security itself, this work is not set and forget.”

The Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor said the State was committed to understanding the challenges women face when looking to succeed in emerging high-value industries like cyber security.

“We know that when women and girls feel comfortable and welcome in an industry, they stick with it, so initiatives that support and encourage women to pursue their dreams are so important,” Mrs Taylor said.

“My message to all women considering a future in cyber security is that we need you, we value you and your contribution to this space is crucial.”

Information about Cyber Security NSW can be accessed at this PS News link.

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