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

7:30am

Registration and buffet breakfast

7:55am

Opening remarks from InnovationAus.com

James Riley, Editorial Director, InnovationAus.com

8:00am

Opening Address

Alastair MacGibbon, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and National Cyber Security Adviser, Commonwealth Government 

8:10am

Collaboration: What is the role of corporate leaders in addressing this area of deep strategic importance?

Steve Ingram, ASEANZ Cyber Markets Leader, PwC Australia

8:25am

Driving internal collaboration to ensure priorities are aligned and the best talent is driving innovation

Samantha MacLeod, Chief Information Security Officer, AGL

8:35am

Industry and government can work together to address cyber security issues in ways that can make a real difference on the ground

Peter Coroneos, Regional Head APAC, Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Advisors Network (CyAN)

8:45am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Breaking barriers to a united effort - What progress has been made and what are the opportunities?

Moderator:

James Riley, Editorial Director, InnovationAus.com

 

Panellists:

Michelle Price, Chief Executive Officer, Aust Cyber

Steve Ingram, ASEANZ Cyber Markets Leader, PwC Australia

Peter Coroneos, Regional Head APAC, Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Advisors Network

Michelle Mosey, Head Cyber Security Learning & Development Australia, WithYouWithMe, and Co-Founder and Former Chief Operating Officer of ANU National Security College

9:30am

Morning tea and networking

10:00am

Addressing the challenge of the growing cyber-crime networks and their sophisticated tactics

Mark Beaumont, Country Manager, Australia, Darktrace

10:15am

Partnerships in Action: how the NSW Cyber Security Network is developing state-wide capability

Neville Stevens AO, Chair, NSW Cyber Security Network

10:25am

Sharing Threat Intelligence In The Telecommunications Industry

Darren Kane, Chief Information Security Officer, NBN Co.

10:35am

Grid Cybersecurity a Shared Responsibility - examining the policies and public-private partnerships

Garry Bentlin, Chief Information Security Officer, TransGrid

10:45am

Panel Discussion: Taking an Integrated Approach to Digital Security

Moderator:

James Riley, Editorial Director, InnovationAus.com

 

Panellists:

Ted Pretty, Chief Executive Officer, Covata

Garry Bentlin, Chief Information Security Officer, TransGrid

Darren Kane, Chief Information Security Officer, NBN Co.

Darren Argyle, Chief Information Security Officer, iCare NSW

11:30am

Closing remarks from InnovationAus.com and close of forum

Speakers

Event Partners

PwC
Covata
Darktrace

Official Event Host

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Speaker Bios

Alastair MacGibbon

Alastair MacGibbon

Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and the National Cyber Security Adviser, Commonwealth Government

Alastair MacGibbon leads the implementation of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, transforming Australia’s cyber security landscape to realise the economic and social benefits of a cyber resilient nation. As Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and the National Cyber Security Adviser, MacGibbon drives the creation and strengthening of partnerships between Australian Governments, private sector, non-governmental organisations and academia to deliver national cyber security capacity and capability. Prior to taking up his appointment MacGibbon was Australia’s first eSafety Commissioner. Before that he worked for 15 years as an Agent with the Australian Federal Police, including as founding Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre. Along with private sector roles such as Senior Director of Trust, Safety and Customer Support at eBay, MacGibbon was a Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.

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.

 

Neville Stevens AO

Neville Stevens AO

Chair, NSW Cyber Security Network

Neville Stevens has extensive experience at a senior level both inside and outside of government. His 30-year career in the Australian Public Service included senior positions in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Industry Department and the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

Mr Stevens was Secretary of the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 1993–2001. In that period, he was closely involved in telecommunications reform, broadcasting and media policy, research and development issues and the development of the Australian information technology industry.

Prior to this, he served as Secretary of the Industry Department (1990–1993), following a five-year tenure as Deputy Secretary of the same department.

 

Mr Stevens is originally from Adelaide. He graduated from Adelaide University with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons). He was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2002.

Michelle Mosey

Michelle Mosey

Head Cyber Security Learning & Development Australia, WithYouWithMe and Co-Founder and Former Chief Operating Officer of ANU National Security College

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.

Garry Bentlin

Garry Bentlin

Chief Information Security Officer, TransGrid

I have over two decades experience in mission critical IT environments, ranging from energy, mining financial services, airlines and transport, the Sydney Olympic Games, and the Australian Government. I have eighteen years’ experience in IT Security in roles such as CISO, Deloitte's National Director for Cyber Security, IBM Delivery Project Executive, line manager and client security adviser and have delivered numerous cyber security transformation programmes . My qualifications include a post-graduate degree in Counter-Terrorism, CISSP, certified master technical expert, and ethical hacker certifications.

I am skilled in multiple disciplines, ranging from Cyber Threat Intelligence, Security Operations, Incident Response & Forensics in IT and Operating technology/SCADA environments.

Darren Argyle

Darren Argyle

Chief Information Security Officer, iCare NSW

Darren Argyle is an accomplished executive with close to 25 years international information/cyber security experience, broad expertise in providing hands-on leadership, strategic C-level/board direction and programme execution. He is a certified professional with a lively but disciplined approach to advancing secure business in global open-networked digital environments. He has an apt entrepreneurial drive with appreciation of user-experience, and a demonstrated track record of collaborating and developing consensus, with leaders across multiple business units.

Michelle Price

Michelle Price

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber)

Michelle Price is the Chief Executive Officer of  the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber) moving from her previous post as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser Cyber Security at the ANU National Security College, where she established an integrated approach to the College’s cybersecurity program across education and policy engagement. Before joining the ANU, Michelle was with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), where she was instrumental in the delivery of the Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and 2016 Cyber Security Strategy.

In a previous role at PM&C, Michelle delivered the National Security Strategic Risk Framework (the first of its kind in the world) and Coordinated National Security Budget. Prior to PM&C, Michelle worked in several strategy and risk roles across government, having come to the public service from Australia’s food manufacturing sector.

Darren Kane

Darren Kane

Chief Security Officer, nbn™ Australia

Darren Kane has been the Chief Security Officer at nbn™ since March 2015.  Under his leadership the Security Group has become a converged centre of physical and cyber security enabling nbn to better protect its people and assets against evolving threats.

Darren’s career history includes, 13 years with the Australian Federal Police, 6.5 years with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission the last role as Assistant Director of National Enforcement.  Darren moved to Telstra in 2004 where he completed 11 years in varied management roles culminating in 4.5 years as the Director, Corporate Security & Investigations. 

Darren has a Master’s in Business Administration, a Diploma of Financial Markets and is a Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

Country Manager, Australia, Darktrace

Mark Beaumont is the spearhead for Darktrace’s national expansion in Australia, with over 20 years of experience in enterprise information security across the telecommunications and banking sectors. Prior to joining Darktrace, Mark spent 8 years with the security firm RSA. A frequent speaker at industry events in Australia, Mark is an expert on the cyber-threat landscape and how artificial intelligence can be used to autonomously defend against cyber-attacks. Mark holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool, UK.

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