Presents

Cyber Leaders: The Collaborative Imperative

15 May 2018
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8/12 Chifley Square, Sydney

Presents

Cyber Leaders: The Collaborative Imperative

15 May 2018
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8/12 Chifley Square, Sydney

Presents

Cyber Leaders: The Collaborative Imperative

15 May 2018
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8/12 Chifley Square, Sydney

Last year, InnovationAus.com held the inaugural Cyber Security: the Leadership Imperative forum in Sydney, focussing the conversation on how government, business and education were addressing the cyber security skills gap.  The result was a standing-room-only event with honest and lively debate on the best way forward to approach the creation of a national framework for cyber leadership development. 

This year, InnovationAus.com is shifting the focus – and is putting the spotlight on the crucial role all stakeholders play, working together.  Cyber Leaders – The Collaborative Imperative forum will look at recent initiatives that government and the private sector have taken together to bridge the skills gaps, evangelise CEOs and create invaluable networks of trusted peers.

Australia’s National Cyber Security Strategy was laid out two years ago but we have a long way to go for leaders in government, industry and academia to be more open, reach out and come together to align with the strategy’s overarching goal in stemming the rising tide of digital crime.

With a morning jam packed with keynote speakers and panel discussions, the Cyber Leaders 2018 Sydney forum will broach some of the most critical issues which urgently need to be addressed - yet to date have been widely neglected:

  • Breaking barriers to a united effort – why is it so difficult for companies to pool knowledge and openly share experiences – when it is a benefit to them and their industry as a whole? Are the consequences still seen and valued as greater than the benefits? How can we promote a culture that fosters trust in information sharing?
  • With CEO’s the primary individuals accountable for data breaches and their losses – where do they sit in the overarching National Cyber Security Strategy?
  • How do we address the reality that most institutions in our society are run by individuals with virtually no background in cyber security and few of them understand what ‘cyberspace’ really is? 
  • Has the ASX 100 Cyber Health Check Report had any impact on organisations’ cyber risk prevention and response measures since its launch a year ago? Do “voluntary health checks” work?
  • The expertise to develop policy – are we relying on too much IT expertise to drive the policy agenda or not enough? 
  • The government’s newly-announced national plan for cyber studies – can its framework be scaled across all institutions throughout the country and how is industry collaborating with its advancement?
     
    Who is this forum for?
  • Federal and State government policy makers in cyber security and in education
  • CEOs, Board Members and Senior Executives who have ultimate accountability and responsibility for the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information their company retains on customers and clients, intellectual property and financial data
  • Industry and Government CISOs
  • IT Security experts
  • VCs and Deans from leading academic institutions

 

 AGENDA COMING SOON

Speakers

Event Partners

PwC
Covata

Official Event Host

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The Hon. Angus Taylor

The Hon. Angus Taylor

Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security

Angus entered politics in 2013 when he was elected as the Liberal Federal Member for Hume in NSW.

Building on his background in economics, Angus was appointed to parliamentary committees on employment, trade and investment, and public accounts. He was also chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

Angus was promoted to Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister with special responsibility for Cities and Digital Transformation in February 2016. He was reappointed to the frontbench after the 2016 Federal election and became Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security in December 2017.

With a passion for cutting edge technology and the benefits for citizens of the digital age, Angus authored an essay The Promise of Digital Government which was published by the Menzies Research Centre in 2016. 

He has gained a reputation amongst his constituents as a keen problem solver, focusing in his electorate on growth opportunities for regional communities and improving telecommunications.

Prior to entering parliament in 2013 Angus was a Director at Port Jackson Partners where he was a strategy and business advisor on the resources, agriculture, energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to this he was a partner at global consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Angus has a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours and University Medal) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney. He also has a Master of Philosophy in Economics from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. His thesis was in the field of competition policy.

In his private capacity Angus has founded or advised a number of small, fast growing start-up businesses, particularly in the agriculture sector.

Steve Ingram

Steve Ingram

ASEANZ Cyber Markets Leader, PwC Australia

Cyber touches every aspect of today’s life, from social media to cloud technology, mobiles and much more. It is integral to our personal, business and civic lives - everyone in all layers of society, voluntarily or not, is impacted by Cyber.

The vision of PwC Cyber is to help protect business, people and society from cyber risks, enabling them to realise their objectives and potential. We have combined our information security, forensics, technology risk and projects capability to provide holistic cyber services. From cyber strategy and architecture, security testing and investigations, and remediation through to vendor and project management, our team is focused on pragmatic outcomes. Combined with deep technical capability both onshore and offshore, and operating on a 24/7 basis, we eliminate key-man risk and provide a scalable and global model.

Steve is the Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand (ASEANZ) Markets Leader for PwC Cyber and brings with him a rich history of Law Enforcement (AFP & ICAC), Financial Services (General Manager at CBA) and 20 years of Consulting experience. 

Ted Pretty

Ted Pretty

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Ted is a widely recognised senior technology and telecommunications executive with significant experience in complex networks, data hosting and security, as well as a deep knowledge of emerging trends in security and information technology.

Joining Covata as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2017, his responsibilities include driving revenue, developing the sales pipeline, guiding new product development and exploring near-term growth opportunities.

Most recently, Ted was a senior adviser at Macquarie Group, supporting principal investments in emerging companies, covering information governance, big data and analytics, security and encryption. His career has included roles such as Managing Director of Technology Innovation and Product at Telstra Group, Chairman of Fujitsu Limited, Chairman of ASX-listed NEXTDC and RP Data Limited, Advisory Chairman of Tech Mahindra and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hills Limited.

Samantha MacLeod

Samantha MacLeod

Chief Information Security Officer, AGL Energy

Samantha is the CISO at AGL. She is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years’ experience supporting business strategies through technology enablement, risk management, security & governance. Samantha is accountable for ensuring that Security practices are integrated into the organisation’s strategic and operational planning processes; she is responsible for Cybersecurity strategy at AGL. Samantha was previously the General Manager Cyber Security at ME, ensuring that the organisations digital assets, and customers’ information, are secure through appropriate technology use within the changing threat landscape.

As an advocate of Women in IT and Women in Leadership, Samantha encourages others to develop their careers in technology and in Cyber security; Samantha is passionate about people, leadership and building security teams aligned to digital and innovative culture.

 

Craig Davies

Craig Davies

Former Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber

Prior to joining the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, Craig was Head of Security for Atlassian where he lead the security program supporting all aspects of Atlassian’s business from product security, to their Cloud operations and the protection of Atlassian itself.

Before joining Atlassian, Craig was at CSO of Cochlear Ltd. He started his career in Financial Services, initially with the Commercial Bank of Australia, then Westpac Banking Corporation, where he worked across the organisation in Retail Banking, Legal Services and the Westpac IT Group.

Craig is passionate about the importance of people in security programs, and the role of security leaders in delivering pragmatic solutions that support business growth.

Craig has 20+ years experience in Cyber security and has worked in a number of fields including Infrastructure operations and management, security architecture, and website development and operations.

Michelle Mosey

Michelle Mosey

Chief Operations Officer, Australian National University

Michelle joined the National Security College in April 2017, on secondment from the Department of Defence as the Senior Advisor Cyber Security. Michelle’s career has focussed on national security elements in intelligence and security, with a strong focus on emerging technologies, cyber and information policy development and multi-national relationships.

Most recently Michelle was leading a development program focused on talent strategies for cyber and intelligence professionals, working closely with Australian universities to support STEM talent development and intern opportunities. She has led a range of security engagements across the Defence portfolio, Defence Industry and 5-eyes partners in support of security policy development, security information agreements, strategic security planning, security training and awareness.

Michelle has led teams in Cyber Security Relationships within the Australian Signals Directorate with responsibilities for strategic engagement with Federal & State governments, key Industry partners on cyber security solutions and technologies development and delivery of cyber security policy, advice and information resources relevant to the current cyber environment.

Michelle has served in Washington as the Australian liaison providing Australian perspectives to shape and contribute to operational requirements to further strengthen the bilateral relations.

Michelle has also worked in the private sector providing consulting service expertise to a range of government Departments including Defence, Telstra and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Michelle joined the Public Service in 2002 after a 13 year career with the Royal Australian Navy.

Michelle holds a Master of Arts in Strategy & Management from the University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Further Education & Training for the University of Queensland and has attended the Senior Executives in National & International Security Executive Program at Harvard / Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Peter Coroneos

Peter Coroneos

Regional Head APAC at CyAN, Cybersecurity Advisors Network

Peter Coroneos is an internationally recognised authority on cyber policy. He is principal advisor at Coroneos Cyber Intelligence and was recently appointed Regional Head, Asia Pacific for the Paris based Cybersecurity Advisors Network

Peter served as chief executive of the Internet Industry Association from 1997-2011.  He pioneered the development of ‘icode’, an internationally recognised and adopted scheme for early notification and help for internet users by their ISPs of malware infections.

Peter has been twice invited to the White House to brief the Obama Administration’s national cyber security leadership on the icode scheme, subsequently adopted in the US as CSRIC code.  He has run national malware, spam and spyware campaigns and advised on important cyber security legislation including the Cybercrime Act 2001 and the Spam Act 2003.  He contributed to the OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks and has provided expert advice to Australian and US Legislative Committees on cyber security issues.

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