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ACS NSW Technical Presents: Creating a Cyber-Resilient Organisation

Why pragmatic measures and practical controls should be your first line of defence.

Registration End Date: Mon, 11 Feb, 01:00 PM

  • where

  • The ACS Technology & Innovation Hub
    Level 27, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
    Sydney NSW 2000
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 12 Feb, 05:45 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 12 Feb, 08:00 PM
  • event price

  • Member-Concessional: $20.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

Denial of service attacks, corporate espionage, as well as identity and data theft, are often depicted as the stuff of movies. The reality is that organisations around the world are having information pilfered from their networks, and emerging technologies - such as the Internet of Things - will bring new threats and challenges.  <br><br>With the average cybercrime attack costing an Australian business more than $400,000 and mandatory reporting required for data breaches, it’s not surprising that companies are investing in cyber security. A good cyber security policy inspires vigilance and commitment from every level of the organization - it only takes one weak link in the chain for the system to fall over. <br><br>In this ACS NSW Technical Presents session, Senior Security Consultant, Edward Li, CISSP, OSCP, and Abhishek Simkhada, Security Engineer will explore:<br><br><b>Organisational Factors:</b> <ul><li>Cyber-resilient workplace culture. Creating commitment and vigilance.</li><li>Pragmatic security. The basics are your first line of defence.</li><li>Threat models – what assets do you need to protect.</li><li>What is a risk management strategy and do you have a crisis communications plan?</li><li>Inconvenient truths: A firewall is not enough.</li></ul> <b>Practical controls:</b> <ul><li>ASD Essential 8</li><li>User awareness</li><li>Password security</li></ul> <b>Practical demonstration:</b> <ul><li>Demo Wifi cracking</li></ul> <br><b>Getting here</b><br>If arriving by train from Wynyard, take exit 4 towards Barangaroo from the west end of the station. Make your way through the tunnel and follow the signs to Barangaroo.<br><br>ACS is located in Tower One which is the red building.<br><img alt="User-added image" src=";feoid=00N9000000EVCh7&amp;refid=0EM90000001FIOu"></img><br><br><b>Accessing Level 27</b><br>An ACS staff member will be in the lobby of the Tower at 5:45pm to facilitate access to level 27. If you arrive early please wait in the lobby until registration commences. 


 05:45 PM - 06:10 PM  Registration & Networking                          
 06:15 PM - 07:00 PM  Presentation                          
 07:00 PM - 07:15 PM  Q&A                          
 07:15 PM - 08:00 PM  Networking, Drinks & Canapes                          

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Payment in full is required by the event date in order to attend.

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Edward Li

Edward Li

Ed has over 12 years of professional experience in information security covering multiple domains, including but not limited to security and risk assessments, security architecture, application security and security operations.

Coming from a technical background, Ed has extensive hands-on experience, blended with exceptional client consulting and team leadership skills. In previous roles, Ed has led security assessment teams in major finance and government institutions, providing security advice and consultancy services to some of the highest profile and most complex IT projects across Australia.

Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering (First Class Honour) and a master’s degree in Technology Management. He is certified in Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), and GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT). 

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Abhishek Simkhada

Abhishek Simkhada

Abhishek comes from a web developer background with years of experience in functional testing in various web technologies. This skillset lends itself to penetration testing, where Abhishek has experience helping customers including the Department of Finance and NIB to discover vulnerabilities in their web applications.

Abhishek is proficient with penetration testing tools such as Burp, SoapUI, as well as programming languages such as PHP, Javascript, Python and SQL.

Abhishek is ISTQB qualified, focusing on security testing throughout SDLC. He is a certified eLearningSecurity Advanced Web Application Penetration Tester.

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Level 27, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue,Sydney,NSW,Australia

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