Michelle Price

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Michelle Price


On Demand Video: Future job opportunities in cyber security and emerging tech
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Video Synopsis:

AustCyber CEO Michelle Price shares some views on why cybersecurity is so important now to our economy and community.


Ms Price is the CEO of AustCyber, the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd, part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative. She was the inaugural Chief Operating Officer of AustCyber, joining the company in January 2017 and appointed as CEO in April 2018. 

Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within The Australian National University. Before joining the ANU, she held various strategy and risk management roles across the Australian Government, including at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where she was instrumental to the delivery of the Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. 

Prior to government, Michelle spent ten years in the food safety segment of Australia’s food manufacturing sector focused on risk management and strategic communication. 

Michelle is a member of AustCyber’s Board and the Cyber Security Research Centre’s Board. She also holds positions on senior industry and government Forums, Advisory Committees and Working Groups, including several groups of the World Economic Forum, the national Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum, the NSW Government’s Cyber Security Standards Harmonization Taskforce and ICT/Digital Sovereign Procurement Taskforce, the Australian Government’s Digital Technology Taskforce’s Digital Experts Advisory Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Business Law) from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications) from the University of Technology, Sydney and is an alumna of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. 

Michelle is passionate about Australia’s cyber security sector enabling all Australian organisations to grow and take advantage of the cyber world. She is also a strong advocate for increasing diversity in the cyber security workforce and inspiring people with the possibilities of cyber innovation. 

AustCyber’s key reports, both available at www.austcyber.com

  • Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan (updated annually) 
  • Australia’s Cyber Security Industry Roadmap, published in partnership with CSIRO Futures