Events over the last few years have really reinforced the value of sovereign capabilities, and this was a topic that came up in most discussions we had during the conference. The drivers were both external and intrinsic for many organisations. Board level interest in Australian-built solutions was coupled with a State and Federal level push for sovereign tech, particularly in the security ecosphere.
As one person put it:
“We constantly remind people that we need to ensure that the Aussie data we manage remains under sovereign control; yet some are willing to put that data at risk by using technologies from people that aren’t subject to our laws, regulations and controls”.
As a proud Australian company supporting the National Defence of many nations, we were not surprised by the increased interest in sovereign technology in Cyber.
For us this was the strongest recognition of the value of solutions developed in Australia that we have yet experienced in the 23-year history of our company. Australia has considerable talent, and this truly was great to hear.