Cybermate Triumphs with Excellence in Innovation Award at the 2024 Sydney Business Awards

Sydney, 19 June 2024 – Cybermate has been honoured with the prestigious Excellence in Innovation Award at the 2024 Sydney Business Awards. The gala event, held last night at Sydney Town Hall, celebrated the achievements of Sydney’s leading businesses, with Cybermate standing out for its cutting-edge contributions to cybersecurity training for SMEs.


Cybermate’s Groundbreaking Approach

Cybermate’s innovative platform leverages behavioural psychology to reduce human error and bolster cyber resilience. Designed specifically for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Cybermate offers an affordable, intuitive solution that addresses the critical need for comprehensive cybersecurity awareness and training. The platform’s unique approach not only educates but also empowers employees, turning them into a formidable line of defence against cyber threats.


Record Participation and High Standards

The 2024 awards saw a record 193 entries, a 37% increase from 2023, reflecting the high standard and competitive nature of this year’s submissions. Daniel Hunter, CEO of Business NSW, praised the exceptional quality of entries, highlighting Cybermate’s standout performance. “Cybermate exemplifies the spirit of innovation that these awards aim to highlight,” said Hunter. “Their commitment to excellence and community impact is truly inspiring.”


Celebrating Sydney’s Business Community

Lord Mayor Clover Moore AO acknowledged the vital role that businesses like Cybermate play in shaping Sydney’s identity and fostering a hub for commerce and creativity. “Sydney’s businesses are the backbone of our local economy, creating jobs and driving innovation. Cybermate’s success showcases the incredible talent and ingenuity within our city,” said Moore.

Paul Nicolaou, Executive Director of Business Sydney, commended all finalists for their significant contributions to Sydney’s economic, social, and cultural growth. “Cybermate’s innovative solutions are a testament to the forward-thinking and resilience of Sydney’s business community. Their work not only enhances our city’s reputation but also embodies the spirit of progress and innovation.”


“This award moves Cybermate further towards our mission to make Australia the cyber-secure country on earth” – Greg Caleo, CEO, Cybermate.


Accepting the award, Greg Caleo, CEO of Cybermate, said, “We are honoured to receive this recognition. At Cybermate, we are passionate about empowering SMEs with the tools they need to stay safe in an increasingly digital world. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and we are excited to continue innovating and making a difference in the cybersecurity landscape.”


About the Sydney Business Awards

The Sydney Business Awards celebrate the achievements of businesses across various sectors, recognising their contributions to the local economy and community. This year’s event highlighted innovation, sustainability, diversity, and leadership, showcasing the best of Sydney’s entrepreneurial spirit. Winners were selected based on their ability to demonstrate excellence in these areas over the past 12 months.


Looking Ahead

Cybermate’s recognition at the Sydney Business Awards is a significant milestone, marking the company’s continued dedication to improving cybersecurity standards for SMEs. As cyber threats evolve, Cybermate remains committed to providing cutting-edge solutions that empower businesses to protect themselves effectively.

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