Two Australian universities will soon be sharing a protection main as they search for to capitalise on cross-institutional collaboration on cyber initiatives.

The College of Technological innovation Sydney (UTS) and College of Newcastle (UON) are at the moment looking for a joint main information and facts protection officer to do the job throughout both equally establishments advising on cyber concerns and endorsing protection standards.

The position was explained as a distinctive option to expend time working involving two universities, each individual with in excess of 35,000 college students and many thousand users of workers.

A UTS spokesperson claimed the decision to blend protection chiefs builds on the universities’ membership of the Council of Australian College Administrators of Information Technological innovation (CAUDIT), which directs a quantity of sector-wide initiatives.

“Given the progressively advanced organization risk problems of cyber-protection, UTS has made the decision to choose this collaboration a move even more and with the College of Newcastle UTS is using a distinctive approach by appointing a joint Main Information Stability Officer (CISO) who will be equipped to do the job with the existing resources of both equally universities to make on now solid foundations at both equally establishments,” the spokesperson told iTnews.

For UTS, this will be a new senior leadership and advisory position “with a solid strategic cyber risk-administration target, working carefully with the universities’ senior executives and delivering assistance to their governing bodies”.

UON main information and facts officer Anthony Molinia told iTnews that the CISO will also have extensive engagement with the broader protection industry and instruction sector to raise cyber awareness.

“The CISO is extra a strategic and advisory position engaging with 3rd events to make certain persons comprehend cyber protection and the promptly modifying landscape.”

Molinia additional that, as CIO, he will ultimately be liable for cyber protection at UON.

The CISO is anticipated to put in about equivalent facetime at both equally universities, nonetheless, the task ad acknowledges that due to the uniqueness of the position there will be some flexibility on how the issue of bodily presence is approached.

Applications for the position are open up right up until 14 April.