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ACS Masterclass: Cyber Security Awareness for SMEs

Join this exclusive hands-on workshop facilitated by cyber security experts for a limited number of ICT professionals.

Registration End Date: Tue, 20 Apr, 10:00 AM

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  • where

  • The Boardroom
    Level 27, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
    SYDNEY NSW 2000
  • when

  • Event Start: Wed, 21 Apr, 02:00 PM
    Event Finish: Wed, 21 Apr, 05:00 PM
  • event price

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<b><u>IMPORTANT NOTICE:</u> </b>PLEASE <i><b>DO NOT REGISTER</b></i> FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN NSW.<br><br>This is an in-person event to be held in <i><b>Sydney, NSW</b></i>. <br><br>It will <b><u>NOT</u></b> be available online.<br><br>In August 2020, the Australian Government released Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020&#39;. Amongst the many actions highlighted in the report, one of the most important ones is about the responsibilities of Australian businesses to secure their products and services and protect their customers from known cyber vulnerabilities.<br><br>The pandemic required small and medium enterprises to rapidly shift to remote work and make digital decisions without full cyber security awareness.<br><br>This limited space course will thoroughly cover the following topics: <ul><li>Key cybersecurity standards relevant in Australia</li><li>Provide a full maturity assessment for each participant</li><li>Main risks arising from information handled by SMEs and the potential impacts of a breach</li><li>Mitigations to these risks</li><li>Actionable actions to make improve cyber safety, including assessment of typical difficulty, time, and cost of implementing each mitigation</li></ul> This masterclass is specifically designed to allow peers to share and learn from each other while benefiting from the expertise of our partner KJR Consulting Group, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in the field and has a proven track record of delivering the results that impact the bottom line. We provide high-energy, results-driven training and consulting with a focus on learning and organisational development.<br><br>The event is designed for decision-makers and established professionals from different industries and SMEs.<br><br><u>Agenda:</u><br><br>The 3h-event will include:<br>-1h- knowledge presentation,<br>-1h- knowledge sharing amongst all participants,<br>-1h- workshopping for actionable deliverables.<br><br>Catering will also be provided.<br><br><img alt="SME" src=";feoid=00N9000000EVCh7&amp;refid=0EM0o000005gDeI" style="height: 281px; width: 500px;"></img><br><br><u><b>Getting Here:</b></u><br><i>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>ACS is located in International Tower One which is the red building.</i><br><br><u><b>Accessing Level 27:</b></u><br><i>An ACS staff member will be in the lobby of the Tower at 1:30pm - 2:-00pm to facilitate access to level 27. If you arrive early please wait in the lobby until registration commences.</i><br><br><u><b>Please allow up to 1 week for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile.</b></u>

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Information security (SCTY) -> Level 5


Mark Pedersen

Mark Pedersen


Mark is an IT professional with a passion for digital culture. Inquisitive by nature, Mark has a PhD in AI, focusing on language technology, and is motivated by exploring the frontiers of technical innovation. As CTO at KJR, Mark’s technical knowledge and lateral thinking abilities are counted on to guide critical software projects safely through today’s complex technology risk landscape, whether that be data governance, privacy and cyber security, the application emerging technologies like machine learning, or general IT governance and quality assurance processes.  Confronted with the day-to-day challenges of digital risk, Mark thrives on the satisfaction of bettering lives with technology that actually works.

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Sylvia Choa

Sylvia Choa

Principal Consultant (Cyber Security PCI, QSA, AWS Cloud Practitioner) at KJR

Sylvia is a Principal Consultant at KJR leading KJR’s Cybersecurity services. Sylvia is a multi-certified experienced Information Security consultant with over 20 years’ experience in information security and IT operations.
She has held lead consulting engagements throughout the Asia Pacific region, covering cybersecurity consultancy and assessments; cybersecurity remediation roadmaps; PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) formal assessment, scoping and gap analysis reviews; third party supplier assurance audits; ISO 27001 ISMS scoping and gap analysis/health check reviews/audit, Information security risk and controls assessments, risk treatment and risk reduction reviews across a wide range of industry sectors, including financial services, hospitality, and Australian state government agencies.
Sylvia seeks to enable organisations to take a proactive approach to cybersecurity. Through her global experience Sylvia has amassed a wealth of insights that can be applied to help business leaders have visibility of their current cybersecurity position – allowing them to make an informed decision on the level of protection they need. 

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Level 27, 100 Barangaroo Avenue,SYDNEY,NSW,Australia

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  • ACS reserves the right to change the program at any time. Every effort will be made to ensure a program of equivalent standard and members are updated with changes.
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