Momentum kicks off mission to expand cyber awareness in business

Momentum Media has launched the Cyber Security Uncut podcast, another step in its commitment to providing market updates, intelligence and insights for the cyber-security sector while supporting Australia’s burgeoning cyber-security industry.

While exploring the big picture, the new fortnightly podcast will also serve to expand awareness regarding the importance of cyber security in business. 

“We are bridging the knowledge and capability gap that exists between the technology, strategy, consumers and industry, and providing information and updates that are useful to the decision-makers that are shaping cyber security inside their organisations,” Phil Tarrant, director – defence and security at Momentum Media, and co-host of Cyber Security Uncut, said. 

Mr Tarrant will be joined by Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson AM, PhD, former head of the Department of Defence’s Information Warfare Division and current director of Cyber Compass, an independent cyber-security advisory business. 


Celebrating the podcast’s launch, Major General (Ret’d) Thompson echoed Mr Tarrant’s sentiments, adding that the need for expanding awareness and promoting positive attitudes and behaviours regarding cyber was critical for all Australian organisations. 

“There’s growing consensus inside organisations regarding the responsibilities and accountabilities in terms of cyber security. However, much work remains. I see so many directors, C-suite executives and senior leaders who know cyber security is important, and want to invest in it, but they don’t really know where to start,” Major General (Ret’d) Thompson said.

“That’s why this podcast is so important. We want to help those smart generalists think through their cyber-security challenge.”

According to Mr Tarrant, the podcast will also help listeners discover how business, government and the defence force are combating the rising threat of cyber attacks as Australia transitions to a digital future.

“In an increasingly complex and hostile climate, the battlefield has been set around cyber security. Cyber Security Uncut brings you the key influencers, their stories, and the emerging technology that’s contributing to Australia’s resilience, security and growth,” Mr Tarrant said.

“The podcast will connect a broad range of stakeholders, including government, Australian Defence Force leaders, prime contractors, technology innovators and political figures to champion the imperative of expanding cyber capabilities in Australia.”

The podcast rocketed up the Apple podcasts ranking to number 12 in the government category at launch, which Mr Tarrant said showed the content and focus hit the mark — in particular with corporate Australia and SMEs.

Mr Tarrant said: “We’re only one episode in, but it’s quickly become clear that the balance of Marcus’ expertise, experience and broad sector knowledge, matched with Momentum’s appreciation for the significance of cyber security and democratising the discussion for all interested listeners — in particular with company directors and C-suite executives — has resonated.

“I look forward to working with Marcus on future episodes as we expand our focus to co-host discussions with sector leaders and technology innovators.”

Cyber Security Uncut follows the recent launch of Momentum Media’s Cyber Security Connect platform coupled with the business’s ongoing focus on supporting national resilience and security via its platform Defence Connect. 

To listen to the podcast, click here

This article was originally published on Momentum Media here.

Momentum kicks off mission to expand cyber awareness in business
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