Edith Cowan University builds $3m SOC – Security

Edith Cowan University has opened a $3 million safety functions centre to prepare college students that it claims is the biggest for any university in the southern hemisphere.

The centre will be employed to give college students “first-hand practical experience in cyber functions and technological innovation and responding to cyber safety threats,” the university reported in a statement.

It encompasses a “24-seat schooling lab, built to familiarise college students with the SOC natural environment and introduce college students to open and closed resource SOC and safety data and function administration (SIEM) platforms”. 

The facility was opened by House Affairs’ deputy secretary Marc Ablong.

House Affairs and Edith Cowan are jointly convening a cyber 2020 discussion board at the university.

The university is also house to the headquarters of the Cyber Safety cooperative research centre (CRC), established up in 2018 with $fifty million in federal funding and $89 million drawn from private sector associates.