Global technology company NEC Australia plans to establish a $4.38 million Global Security Intelligence Centre (GSIC) in Adelaide to address growing global demand for cyber security.

The centre would create an additional 50 new jobs over five years and signals a major global investment in a growing sector with the ability to attract high-level Information Communication Technology (ICT) talent and additional investment to South Australia. The State Government has contributed $980,000 towards the proposed centre through its Economic Investment Fund.

NEC’s investment will help South Australia achieve global prominence in the cyber security field, and complement the Smart City initiatives already underway in Adelaide.

It also means the creation of highly-specialised jobs in an area that will be transformational for the local economy.

Adelaide has quickly become a destination of choice for companies in the technology and creative industries space. We offer a vast talent pool through the three local universities and competitive business environment that ensures tech companies can grow and thrive in South Australia.