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Panel Session: Essential 8 Maturity in Innovation

This panel discussion delves into the intricate relationship between propelling innovation within government services and upholding strong cybersecurity measures, adeptly navigating the shifting terrain of technology and regulations.

Event Start: Thu 05 Oct 05:30 PM AEDT
Event Finish: Thu 05 Oct 07:30 PM AEDT


Registration End Date: Tue 03 Oct 05:00 PM

<p>In 2023, cybersecurity has become a paramount concern for the Australian Federal and State governments.<br><br>This panel discussion delves into the intricate relationship between propelling innovation within government services and upholding strong cybersecurity measures, adeptly navigating the shifting terrain of technology and regulations.<br><br><strong>Our panellists:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Nicole Ozimek</strong>, Assistant Secretary Cyber and Networks Branch, Information Management and Technology Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). <a href="" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a></li><li><strong>Daniel Tripovich</strong>, Assistant Director-General, Australian Governement (ACSC). <a href="" target="_blank">LinkeIn</a></li><li><strong>Adam Haskard</strong>, Co-founder/Director, Bluerydge. <a href="" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a></li></ul> <p><strong>Facilitator: </strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Eric Nguyen, </strong>Process Manager, Kinetic IT and Canberra Committee Member. <a href="" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a></li></ul> <p><strong>The discussion will cover:</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Regulatory Landscape:</strong> Explore the evolving landscape of cybersecurity guidance and standards in the government sector, and discuss their impact on innovation.</li><li><strong>Striking the Balance:</strong> How can government agencies achieve a harmonious blend of innovation and robust cybersecurity resilience without stifling progress?</li><li><strong>User-Centric Security:</strong> How can government agencies prioritize user-centric cybersecurity measures to maintain public trust and confidence in digital innovations? </li><li><strong>Data Protection and Privacy: </strong>Examine best practices for safeguarding sensitive citizen data while leveraging it for innovative services, by privacy regulations. </li><li><strong>Lessons from Case Studies:</strong> Share real-world examples of government projects that successfully balanced innovation and cybersecurity compliance (Essential 8), along with lessons learned. E.g. use cases that the general audience could understand and experience first-hand, such as MFA, Privilege account management or MS Office Macro.</li></ul> We will also be celebrating the awarding of Fellow recognition of Dr Vikram Sharma, CEO and Founder of Quintessence Labs, for his combination of leading edge technology development in quantum computing with business building as an exciting example of what creativity and boldness can achieve.<br><br><strong>Face-to-face Event run sheet</strong><br>5:30 PM – 5:50 PM (20 min): Arrival &amp; registration. QR code scanning<br>5:50 PM - 6:00 PM (10 min): MC and introduction<br>6.00 PM – 6:50 PM (50 min): Main presentation and Q&amp;A session<br>6:50 PM - 7:00 PM (10 min): Wrap up and introduction to ACS<br>7:00 PM - 7.30 PM (30 min) Networking opportunity and refreshments<br><br><strong>* Networking opportunities and light refreshments will be served after the presentation.</strong>

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Nicole Ozimek

Nicole Ozimek

Mrs Nicole Ozimek
Assistant Secretary Cyber and Networks BranchInformation Management and Technology Division.

Mrs Ozimek joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in January 2020.   As Assistant Secretary Cyber and Networks Branch, Mrs Ozimek is responsible for performing the role of the Chief Information Security Officer, implementing, and overseeing DFAT’s Cyber Security capability.

The branch undertakes Cyber risk assurance, governance, the delivery and management of security enforcing technologies, policy, training, and security operations. Cyber and Networks branch is also responsible for maintaining the Departments Azure platform, 24x7 IT Shift, Gateway and global network.

Prior to joining DFAT, Mrs Ozimek worked in several cyber security, governance, and information technology roles at the Australians Signals Directorate. 

Mrs Ozimek holds a Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology. (Honours).

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Daniel Tripovich

Daniel Tripovich

Daniel Tripovich  – Assistant Director-General Standards, Technical Advice & Research (ADG STAR), Cyber Security Resilience Division | Standards, Technical Advice & Research Branch, Australian Cyber Security Centre.

Dan is currently the Assistant Director-General Standards, Technical Advice and Research (STAR) within the Australian Signal’s Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre Group.

STAR Branch delivers ACSC’s flagship publications, including the Australian Government Information Security Manual, the Essential Eight and Protective Cyber Security guidance to the Australian public. In addition to this function Dan is responsible for the delivery of the ACSC’s Research, International Standards and Technical Advice capabilities to support the secure operation of Critical, Emerging and Operational Technologies.

Dan thrives when leading a team to deliver unique and innovative risk managed technology solutions to our nation’s hardest challenges. 

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Adam Haskard

Adam Haskard

Adam Haskard, Co-founder/Director, Bluerydge.

Adam Haskard is an accomplished cybersecurity specialist with over a decade and a half of dedicated service within the Department of Defence. His domain expertise includes, but is not limited to, information systems, cross-domain solutions, and the intricacies of certification and accreditation procedures.

Throughout his career, Mr. Haskard has demonstrated effective leadership, leading teams comprising both ADF and APS members. His proficiency in Governance, Risk, and Compliance has been crucial, particularly in enhancing cybersecurity for the F35 program.

Prior to his current endeavours, Mr. Haskard honed his skills in various capacities, including that of a Security Engineer within Gateway and Security Operations Centre (SOC) settings, and eventually becoming a SOC Manager, further highlighting his managerial skills and deep-rooted understanding of threat landscape management.

In addition to his operational roles, Mr. Haskard co-founded Bluerydge, a leading player in cybersecurity innovation. His practical knowledge bolsters Bluerydge’s ability to address and mitigate emergent cybersecurity threats.

Mr. Haskard holds the distinction of being a Chartered Cybersecurity Architect and is the recipient of master’s degrees in both Information Technology and Cybersecurity and a postgraduate degree in Strategic Leadership. Furthermore, he is engaged in doctoral research in the field of Secure Robotics at the University of Canberra, underscoring his commitment to scholarly exploration and thought leadership.

Outside the professional arena, Mr. Haskard’s commitment to national security is complemented by his service as a Navy veteran. He is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a devoted golfer and a loving husband and father, thereby demonstrating a balanced approach to life that includes family harmony, intellectual pursuits and physical discipline. Adam Haskard’s multidimensional career and myriad interests establish him as a formidable figure in the cybersecurity landscape, one who is committed to continuous professional and personal development.

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Eric Nguyen

Eric Nguyen

With 20 years of customer-focused experience, I've collaborated with stakeholders from various backgrounds in both private and public sectors. I specialise in optimizing resources to drive operational excellence and enhance outcomes, utilising process automation, business analytics, and LEAN methodologies.

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Suite 3, Level 5, 64 Northbourne AV,Canberra,ACT,Australia

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  • ACS Canberra Hub (Enter Via Bunda Street)
    Suite 3, Level 5, 64 Northbourne AV
    Canberra ACT 2601
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  • Event Start:
    Thu 05 Oct 05:30 PM AEDT

    Event Finish:
    Thu 05 Oct 07:30 PM AEDT
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