About The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C)
We are a mission-driven, not-for-profit organisation that is committed to using our knowledge and expertise to make cyberspace a better, and safer, place for organisations, corporations, agencies and institutions to do business – now and into the future.
The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) assists business to understand and navigate the cyber specialists and ecosystem to address their specific cyber needs.
Complementing the work of organisations such as AustCyber, the Cyber Security CRC and the Australian Cyber Security Centre, rather than replicating it.
A3C is a central connection point for business looking to improve their cyber resilience by;
- identifying and prioritising cyber vulnerabilities/challenges
- providing and facilitating rigorous testing of hardware & software
- providing world class cyber training to upskill and increase the pool of cyber talent
- determining the right cyber investment and implementation plan
- linking and coordinating the right capability development
- tracking progress and value in investments made
A3C raises the awareness for business and acts as the translator between the business, Government , industry and cyber specialists within the ecosystem.
The A3C will become an influential and trusted voice in Australia’s cyber community by promoting good citizenship. We will connect the leaders, thinkers and doers of today and tomorrow with real opportunities to learn, activate businesses, adapt to change and solve challenges within the digital domain.
We educate. We incubate ideas. We build resilience. We partner. With our strong network of national and international cyber and space partnerships, we are the only cyber centre in Australia that provides an opportunity for our education, industry and business sectors to come together.
We are committed to growing the nation’s reputation as a cyber security leader that delivers smart solutions and provides economic stimulus in this new world.
Board MembersThe A3C Board brings together some of Australia’s leading thinkers in cyber security, defence, government affairs, risk management and information technology. Together, their knowledge and expertise as overseers and managers helps guide the direction of the A3C.
Kim Scott - Chairman
Kim Scott has more than 30 years of experience in defence technology in the electronic and land systems markets. He is the Principal Director and founder of Three As One (TAO) Consulting as well as Director and co- founder of online brokerage company Chatham Capital Exchange.
Before forming TAO Consulting, Kim was the Managing Director and founder of venture capital firm Cleland Capital which focused on investing in software-centric small to medium enterprises specialising in data analytics and analytical intelligence.
Kim has held executive roles at BAE Systems Australia, Tenix Defence and Vision Abell. During this period, Kim specialised in the electronic and cyber warfare domains and led BAE Systems’ acquisition of cyber security company Stratsec.
Kim has served on numerous Boards and industry councils. He was a member of the South Australian Premier’s Science and Industry Council and the sole industry representative on the South Australian Science Council where he contributed extensively to the state’s Cyber Security Strategy.
Kim currently chairs South Australia’s Defence Innovation Partnership (DIP) and is a Board member, and strategic advisor, for six Adelaide based hi-technology SMEs. Kim also sits on the Board of TAE Aerospace.
Alastair MacGibbon is the nation’s leading expert on cyber security, cyber crime and online safety. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Australia’s largest cyber security firm CyberCX.
Alastair has held a series of senior government and corporate positions throughout his career and was Special Adviser on Cyber Security to former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
During the Turnbull years, Alastair launched the nation’s eSafety Office, led the Australian Cyber Security Centre and implemented the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy. Alistair’s achievements during this time were instrumental in bringing greater attention to the danger of malicious cyber activities by criminals and foreign governments.
Alastair has dedicated much of his career to public service and worked as a Federal Agent with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for 15 years where he founded the Australian High Tech Crime Centre. His corporate experience includes working at eBay and Dimension Data (now NTT). Alistair also ran his own consultancy, established the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra and was the founding CEO of cyber and information security certification organisation CREST Australia.
Geoff Rohrsheim is a technologist with more than 20 years’ experience and is passionate about how information technology (IT) can improve business performance and society. He is the co- founder of Hatch Creations and is currently working on his latest start-up ventures: Cevo, Arinco and Healthi.
A former winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Geoff’s business acumen resulted in three of his start-ups making the BRW Fast 100 list.
In 2014, BRW named one of Geoff’s ventures, Kloud Solutions, as the fastest growing company in Australia. The business went on to employ more than 170 people in Australia and the Philippines before being sold to Telstra in 2016.
Geoff is a Non-Executive Director of South Australian based manufacturing companies ASC and Seeley International and is the Board Chair of smart waste and technology company Smart City Solutions.
He also currently holds positions on the South Australian Premier’s Economic Advisory Council, the Australia Post Stakeholder Council and is an angel investor and advisory board member for various Adelaide-based technology start-ups. Geoff was also a director at Business SA for four years until November 2019.
Libby Day is a healthcare specialist who is highly experienced in government affairs, public policy, patient advocacy and market access. She is currently the Director of Government Affairs (Asia Pacific Japan) for Illumina where her role is to expand the global genomics company’s technology and business opportunities in healthcare and industry policy.
Before joining Illumina, Libby held executive positions at Baxter Health Care including Asia Pacific Director for Government Policy, Advocacy
and Reimbursement. She has also worked for Roche Products Australia, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service as well as the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia.
Throughout her career, Libby has consistently delivered commercial outcomes for medical devices and pharmaceuticals nationally, regionally and globally.
She is skilled in highly matrixed reporting structures and her leadership capabilities include influencing, mentoring and building teams to achieve exceptional business results.
Libby’s Board and volunteer work has involved fundraising for Sydney rehabilitation facility, Jarrah House and she also sat on the Board of Parramatta Mission Community Care.
Michelle Price believes in helping Australian organisations grow and take advantage of the cyber world. She is currently the CEO of AustCyber which forms part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative.
Before joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at The Australian National University’s National Security College.
Prior to working at the university, Michelle provided strategy and risk management advice to the Australian Government, including at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and played a key role in delivering its 2015 Cyber Security Review and Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy.
Michelle also has extensive risk management and strategic communication experience after spending a decade focusing on food safety in Australia’s food manufacturing sector.
Michelle current sits on two Boards: AustCyber and the Cyber Security Research Centre.
She also holds positions on senior industry and government forums, advisory committees and working groups including the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology’s Women’s Advisory Roundtable. Michelle is also a strong advocate for increasing diversity in the cyber security workforce and inspiring people with the possibilities of cyber innovation.