Canberra cyber security company Penten has been named as the anchor tenant at the UNSW Canberra’s new collaborative workspace precinct, Launch on Northbourne. Penten is focused on delivering defence and security technologies. It makes hardware and software cyber solutions to enable the modern war fighter and policy maker and give them the best advantage. In addition, the company creates secure mobility devices, encryption modules and automation tools to counter the adversary.
UNSW Canberra Rector, Professor Michael Frater said that the concept of Launch is about the power of collaboration and Penten will be a leading contributor to the success of the collaborative model.
“Penten is a local Canberra company that has a strong connection with UNSW Canberra; from advising and teaching into our cyber courses through to the staff they employ with UNSW Canberra alumni being key members of the leadership team,” Professor Frater said.
Matthew Wilson, CEO of Penten said that moving to Launch will enable the business to grow in a centrally located area that provides easy access for clients, industry partners and employees: “The Launch collaboration space provides the opportunity to share ideas, resources and new methods of delivering capability in the defence, space and cyber industries. Cyber security is a rapidly growing industry and defence is becoming more digital and connected. The future fight will include machine-on-machine conflict and we need to ensure Australia has world-leading defence and security technologies to tackle this challenge.”
Launch on Northbourne was announced in December last year and is dedicated to the defence and security industries. It is a precursor to the larger Defence and Security Innovation Precinct which will be established at UNSW Canberra’s new City campus.
The Precinct will facilitate new connections in the sector, fostering powerful collaborations and contributing to the advancement of Australia’s defence and security capabilities.