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ACS Think Tank (In-Person)

Cyber Security: Are We Winning?

Event Start: Tue 27 Sep 05:00 PM AEST
Event Finish: Tue 27 Sep 06:00 PM AEST

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<img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1658713941000"></img><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>Cyber Security: Are We Winning?</strong><br>In an online world filled with deception, fraud, dishonesty and crime, we’ve seen the rise of a branch of activities that centre on the manipulation, control, and disruption of information and data. The estimated cost of cyber-crime is said to reach $10.5 Trillion by 2025.<br><br>At face value, at least some of the cyber-crime prevention initiatives show deficit results. At almost all levels of cyber security there is repeated evidence that cyber-crime is more successful than cyber-crime prevention.<br><br>The dawn of the information age has also ushered in a whole new theatre of cyber-warfare and domestic security threats requiring a balanced responses between connectivity, utility, and protection.<br>These are some of the key issues we wish to explore as part of our upcoming September ACS Think Tank. We’re taking a look at the global security scorecard and asking: are we winning?</span></span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Attendees are invited to pre-submit their questions on this topic or suggest future topics through the <u><strong><a href="" target="_blank">ACS Think Tank Question and Topic Submission Form</a></strong></u> with the top unique questions being asked directly to our panel and in-room/virtual attendees.</span></span><br><br><br><strong>IMPORTANT INFORMATION:</strong><br>Lobby opens (virtually) at 4:50pm for a 5:00pm sharp start. <br>ACS Think Tanks are free for Professional and Full Fee Members only.<br><br><br><u><strong><a href="" target="_blank">ACS Think Tank Question and Topic Submission Form</a></strong></u><br><br> 

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David Cook

David Cook

Technology advocate dedicated to advances and the progression of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and cyber security, combined with research and academic engagement in six main areas, Business, Information Technology, International Relations, Security, Virtual Reality, Agricultural Data management

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Jo Dalvean

Jo Dalvean

Jo has proudly served the ACS in a number of elected roles at State and National levels since 2008. In national roles, Jo has overseen ACS policy development and submissions, and is currently a member of the Working Group overseeing ACS’s Constitutional Reform. For over 20 years, Jo has specialised in the governance, change processes and delivery of digital projects, with a focus on improving customer trust in systems and data. Jo’s early career was in advertising and publishing, managing transformation to digital technologies. Her recent work focus is on large compute service provision and sensitive data collaboration and linkage platforms in ISO 27001 environments.

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Professor Matthew Warren

Professor Matthew Warren

Matthew Warren is a Professor of Cyber Security at RMIT University and Director of the RMIT University Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation. Professor Warren is a researcher in the areas of Cyber Security and he has authored and co-authored over 300 books, book chapters, journal papers and conference papers. He has received numerous grants and awards from national and international funding bodies, such as Australian Research Council (ARC); Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK; National Research Foundation in South Africa and the European Union. He is a former research theme leader in the CyberSecurity CRC (Cooperative Research Centres) a partnership between academia, industry and government. The CyberSecurity CRC is the biggest investment in Australian Cyber Security at $140 million dollars over seven years. Professor Warren gained his PhD in Information Security Risk Analysis from the University Of Plymouth, United Kingdom and he has taught within Australia, Finland, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Professor Warren is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.

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Thomas Gerald Cleary

Thomas Gerald Cleary

Tom is a long time Cyber Security professional and has had a varied career in ICT. He firmly believes that the default answer for security questions should be Yes, but... Having worked in commercial, public, large, small and restricted environments he has seen most of the mistakes it is possible to make in enforcing security theatre. He firmly believes that shouting and waving hands doesnt help things improve. Making sure that people who make decisions are fully informed (preferably practitioners with requisite experience) is the only way to make sure we reduce the number of expensive Cyber mistakes that are made.

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Level 14, 839 Colins Street,Docklands,VIC,Australia

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