- 27 August 2020
- Posted by: Canberra Innovation Network
- Categories: General News, Media Releases, Partner News, Startup Stories & Profiles
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Terra Schwartz’s Cyber Team has been awarded a Sovereign Industrial Capability Grant from the Department of Defence.
The grant will enable the development of an Australian sovereign cyber-security system, which creates an understanding of risk and resilience for digitally enabled networks and platforms.
Terra Schwartz Cyber is focused on delivering specialised cyber-security services which are risk-based, intelligence-led and mission-focused. The team of ten, headquartered in Canberra is led by Dr Dave Ormrod and Amy Ormrod.
“Our team is highly experienced in working in Defence and National security environments providing professional and unique cyber-security solutions. The grant funding will allow our multi-disciplined team to continue our work with Defence stakeholders to purpose design and build a system that is focused on solving wicked real-world problems” Dr Ormrod said.
Amy Ormrod, General Manager of Terra Schwartz said that “We are aiming to shake up the cyber industry in Australia, by focusing on capability offerings through sovereign cyber-security tools and platforms. This capability differentiates us from other offerings in the market by being designed and built specifically to address the needs of Australian clients.
The award of a sovereign industrial capability grant is vital to building local expertise and addressing the challenges facing Australian industries. Without building a solid bedrock of sovereignty, Australia will be at the mercy of other national interests”.
The grant will allow Terra Schwartz to grow their existing team of 40 with up to eight new Canberra-based cyber security specialists.
Jan Marais-van Vuuren, Director and Co-Founder of Terra Schwartz said that “We are excited about the opportunity that this grant will provide the team as we continue to grow. We are truly passionate about building a better Australia, and this grant allows us to get one step closer to fulfilling this vision. Building a better Australia is a proposition we speak to in our business every day. Delivering innovative cyber-security capabilities relevant to Australia”.
Terra Schwartz is a 100% Australian owned company headquartered in Canberra, Australia. Terra Schwartz is based at UNSW Canberra’s defence and security innovation space, Launch on Northbourne which was founded by the University earlier this year to bring together industry, government and academics to strengthen Australia’s defence and security innovation.