Connick headlines Cyber Leaders

James Riley
Editorial Director

ANZ Banking Group chief information security officer Lynwen Connick will headline’s Cyber Security: The Leadership Imperative in Melbourne next month, joining Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs Tobias Feakin and PwC’s Cyber Markets Leader Steve Ingram as keynote speakers.

The Leadership Imperative forum tracks the pipeline of cyber skills in Australia, bringing together the thought leaders from education, government and industry who are addressing cyber security education, training, and workforce needs.

On the back of a ‘standing room only’ Cyber Leadership forum held in Sydney in May, is holding second event in Melbourne on October 26, to continue the conversation on one of the most critical challenges facing the Cyber industry today – building a capable and robust cyber security workforce.

Lynwen Connick: ANZ Bank Chief Information Security Officer

Leading the discussion is Lynwen Connick, a hugely respected voice on cyber policy issues, having been involved in operational and policy roles in cyber across the Federal Government over a storied career of more than 30 years.

She was one of the chief authors of the Australian Government Cyber Security Strategy unveiled by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in April last year.

Ms Connick joined the ANZ Bank as Chief Information Security Officer in March after a career in government on the frontline of cyber activity, at various times with the Defence department, the Australian Signals Directorate, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Tobias Feakin wqas appointed as Australia’s first Ambassador for Cyber Affairs last January. Through this role Dr Feakin leads Australia’s whole-of-government international engagement to advance and protect Australia’s national security, foreign policy, economic and trade interests in the Internet and in cyberspace.

The Ambassador was a member of the panel of experts that did much of the preparatory work that led to the government’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. He was was previously director of National Security Programs at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and established the institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre.

PwC’s Australia, ASEAN and New Zealand Cyber Markets Leader Steve Ingram is one of the best recognised private sector cyber security voices Australia has produced. Mr Ingram is the driving force on PwC’s cyber thinking throughout a region that includes some of its fastest growing markets.

Other speakers at the Cyber Security: The Leadership Imperative include:

  • Ted Pretty, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Covata
    Kristin Lyons, Chief Information Security Officer, Australia Post
    Adrian Turner, Chief Executive Officer, Data61
    Craig Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network
    Sandra Ragg, Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
    Philip Catania, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

The Cyber Security: The Leadership Imperative forum will be held in Melbourne on October 26. You can find out more here or reserve your seat by clicking here. The event will sell out.

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