Cybersecurity Pitch @ Parliament (hosted by NSW Dept of Industry)

Want to work in cybersecurity? Meet some of Australia' leading companies.

Tuesday 9 May | 6.00pm - 8.00pm | Stranger's Function Room, NSW Parliament House

EVENT AT CAPACITY AND REGISTRATIONS CLOSED. This event is at capacity so our online registrations have been closed. We are waitlisting students and will communicate results of the waitlist on Wednesday 3 May COB. To be waitlisted please email your name, course/degree, mobile and university at email us. Thanks!

  • Do you want to develop skills and work in cybersecurity?

  • Are you interested in career opportunities with some of the top companies in Australia?

  • Are you studying computer science, data analytics, software engineering, maths, science, business, marketing, security studies or have strong strategic policy and research skills?

  • Are you a university undergraduate, masters or PhD student?

  • Then you should register to attend this event.

The Department of Industry's partnered with Data61's ribit platform to host our first cybersecurity speed-networking event to connect companies, startups and government agencies looking for university students for internships, project or part time roles relating to an aspect of cybersecurity.

This is a great way to meet companies seeking to build their cybersecurity capabilities across a range of sectors who are keen to work with student talent.


This event offers you the chance to meet company leaders and find part-time roles and/or internships through speed-networking.

A unique opportunity for students to meet industry leaders seeking to build the talent pipeline.

You will also get to meet and networking with some great mentors listed below including James "The Pitchdoctor" Smith, from the Masters Academy who will run you through your own personal pitches and help you perfect them. Meet your mentors:

  • Ana Porta Cubas, Senior Policy Officer, Economic Outlook, Economic Advice Service Branch Economic and Analytical Services Division Department of Industry (Federal)
  • Thomas Vitsounis, Leader, Ports, Shipping & Freight, Data61-CSIRO
  • Gail Fulton, SME Connect Engagement Manager, Data61-CSIRO
  • Daniella Traino, Business Leader, Cybersecurity, Data61-CSIRO
  • Jacqueline Daly, Director, Digital Government, Healthy Australia
  • Matt Trustum, Investor, Eventico ...Matt has 20 years international experience in the Talent / HR & Careers industries, specifically in Technology across London, Europe, Australia, Singapore & Hong Kong. He founded, built & sold an Award winning, Tech talent consulting firm operating across Asia pacific and has assessed & coached thousands of technology graduates, professionals & C level executives, regarding their career. He is passionate about helping connect emerging talent with organisations, large & small.


  • Students studying related disciplines in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology), business, marketing, project management, and security studies as well as those with strong strategic policy and research skills.
  • Australian companies and startups with a need for cybersecurity talent


  • Welcome and introduction by VIPs and the Minister
  • Instructions on how it works - 75-minute speed dating session.
  • Senior leaders each provide a brief overview of their company.
  • Students meet business leaders they want to work with in consecutive 6 minute sessions
  • Students should expect between 6 and 10 speed dates within 90 minutes.
  • Students are offered an individual session with a mentor and a coach
  • Refreshments provided, with time to network informally after the session.


  • Step 1: Apply via the button below.
  • Step 2: Complete or update your profile on

Registration closes midnight 30 April


*Please note that we will try to accommodate everyone, but \we may need to shortlist students who are best match with the skills that businesses need. You can increase your chances considerably by completing a full profile which showcases your talents to your best advantage. We will confirm your spot with an offer one week before the event. *


This is free event, with refreshments provided.

This event is brought to you by the NSW Department of Industry and in collaboration with AMSI.

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Register as:

Student or Employer

Companies include:

  • Atlassian Pty Ltd
  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Caltex Australia Limited
  • Clisso Pty Ltd
  • Commonweatlh Bank of Australia
  • Deloitte Australia
  • Dimension Data Australia Pty. Ltd
  • DXC Technology
  • Ernst & Young
  • HackLabs
  • Hivint
  • IBM - Australia
  • Informed Solutions, Sydney
  • Mastercard
  • Mercury Information Security┬áServices
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation
  • Pure Hacking
  • Shearwater
  • Tata Consultancy Services Limited
  • Telstra Corporation Limited
  • Thales Australia
  • Upguard Inc.
  • Westpac Banking Corporation