Top honours for Murdoch IT student

November 23, 2016

L-R: Bill Marmion MLA, Minister for State Development,  Transport, Innovation;  Honourable Professor Dennis Moore, Dalibor Borkovic

L-R: Bill Marmion MLA, Minister for State Development, Transport, Innovation; Honourable Professor Dennis Moore, Dalibor Borkovic

A Murdoch University graduate with a passion for cybersecurity has taken out Western Australia’s top award for information technology students.

Dalibor Borkovic, who graduated from Murdoch earlier this year, was presented with the Australian Computer Society’s 1962 prize.

“The 1962 Award, established by the Dennis Moore Foundation, earns its name from the year the first computer rolled out in WA,” said Dr David Murray, from Murdoch University’s School of Engineering and IT.

“It is a very prestigious honour that identifies the most talented IT student in the State. We are incredibly proud of Dalibor and believe he has a very bright future ahead.”

This award is the latest in a long list of Dalibor’s academic achievements during his Bachelor of Science where he majored in Internetworking and Security as well as Cyberforensics, Information Security and Management.

The award recognised Dalibor’s exemplary problem solving skills, which looks at issues from different perspectives and then systematically works towards a solution – a highly sought after skill in IT graduates.

“It has been a great honour and privilege to receive this prestigious award. I owe it to my family, fiancé and the professional lecturing staff at Murdoch University for supporting me throughout my journey and making this possible,” said Dalibor.

Dalibor is now working as an IT Support Technician for JLL a global firm where he is responsible for ensuring business critical systems are maintained and optimised to meet business goals. In addition, Dalibor is listed as a Cyber Security SME within his organisation and is often contacted regarding matters relating to Cyber Security and Network Security by the wider team.

“I have always had a passion for network security and am therefore persistently working towards further developing my knowledge on how to project our data and networks.

“I believe that having a deep technical and theoretical understanding of this area will allow me to give back to the community by sharing my knowledge with other IT professionals who are pursuing a common goal of making our data and workplace more secure.”

Dalibor was also a proud recipient of the University Medal and has also shared the Jim Ellis Prize for Best Information Technology Graduate with fellow Murdoch University graduate Cameron Russell.

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Comments (One response)

Jeremia November 28, 2016

i am so proud to be associated with Murdoch on such IT graduate achievements. As a former student, I say Murdoch University Keep it up.

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