Aussie small businesses to win from Cynch/Deakin partnership in cyber intervention

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 11:04

Leading university, Deakin University, has paired with Melbourne-based startup, Cynch Security, to secure $100,000 in government funding from the AustCyber Project Fund. The funding will directly contribute to their project which is aimed at researching and supporting Australian small business owners with their cybersecurity challenges. 

“AustCyber and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, The Hon Karen Andrews MP continue to act as strong supporters of the importance of cyber security across every Australian industry,” said Adam Selwood, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cynch Security.

“We’re truly honoured to be receiving support as part of the latest round of AustCyber project funding and are excited for direct impact this will have on the cyber fitness of Australian small business.”

The project will build on the success of Cynch’s 6-week Cyber Boot Camp program, automating aspects of the program to unlock scalability in their business. The Cynch cyber boot camp program has already been successfully delivered to small businesses throughout metro and regional Australia.

By partnering with Deakin University’s Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation, the consortium will be able to produce valuable data and research into the challenges faced by the backbone of the Australian economy. 

“It is wonderful that Australian start-ups, and universities can work together to help protect Australian small businesses against Cyber Threats, it is an example of how we can all work together to help project Australia and AustCyber provides the mechanism for this to happen,” said Professor Matt Warren, Deputy Director Of The Deakin University Centre For Cyber Security Research And Innovation

The project, commencing now, will continue throughout 2020, and small business owners who are interested in participating in the research and gain support with their challenges should reach out by emailing

About Cynch

Cynch, a small-business focused cyber security provider, recognises that small business owners need cyber risk solutions that are cognisant of their budget, time and resource constraints. Their cyber fitness annual memberships and 6-week cyber boot camps don’t require any technical expertise and are designed to facilitate gradual improvement at a price small businesses can afford.

Cynch Sec Pty Ltd (Cynch) was formed in October 2018 after 18 months of development.

Features include continuous cyber risk assessment, plain language cyber advice, bundled products, goal setting and tracking, compliance mapping and collaboration capabilities.

View more details about Cynch’s memberships at