In an attempt to boost its cybersecurity posture, the University of South Australia (UniSA) has created, and is recruiting for, its first ever chief information security officer (CISO) role.

The university is actively recruiting for the position.

The move comes after UniSA experienced a cyberattack in May of this year, causing the school to disable computer access and access to a number of systems, including staff email and remote access.

The Chief Information Officer at UniSA told local news that the creation of the new role is not in response to the previous cyber incident, but is in reponse to increased threats regarding cybersecurity since the COVID-19 pandemic began.