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457 visas vital for cyber security talent pool: experts

Hamish Barwick | May 3, 2013
Cyber defence education rethink also needed, say cyber security experts

Griffith University's School of Information and Communications Technology Professor, Michael Blumenstein, agreed with Minassian's comments and said that the skills shortage could make it impossible for Australia to catch up.

"The problem in Australia is that there is little public and business understanding of the precariousness of our cyber security situation," he said.

According to Blumenstein, cyber security education needed to be "incentivised" so that the best talent is attracted to this area.


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