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ACS Webinar: Cybersecurity - Career Pathways

Moving into a Cyber Security Career – Where Do I Begin? In this webinar, the speaker will provide an overview of the cyber security job industry and the qualifications and certifications relevant to the industry. With so many options and so many possibilities, one can easily be overwhelmed and may need a gentle guide on the pathways and possibilities in an exciting and fulfilling career in cyber security. From the fresh graduate to the experienced IT professional looking to pivot to a cyber security career, we will also be providing a vendor neutral overview of the types of certifications available out there – allowing you to match the right training to the right career pathways.

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Tue, 19 Nov, 11:00 AM

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    Tue, 19 Nov, 12:00 PM

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    Tue, 19 Nov, 01:00 PM
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Emerging technology monitoring (EMRG) -> Level 4


Ryan Ko

Ryan Ko

I am currently Professor, Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security at the University of Queensland, Australia. Until Jan 2019, I was Assoc Prof and Director, NZ Institute for Security and Crime Science at the University of Waikato. I established NZ's first Masters degree in Cyber Security and Cyber Security Lab. I also advise Interpol, NZ's Minister for Communications' Cyber Security Skills Taskforce, and Ministry of Justice. My research interests are Cyber Security, Data Provenance, Homomorphic Encryption and Cloud Computing Security. I have a track record in tech commercialisation, as ex-lead computer scientist with HP Labs, and currently as Principal Investigator of STRATUS, a 6-year NZD12.2mil (incl. GST) MBIE grant researching user-centric cloud security technologies. I serve as director and board member to public and private sector organisations.Recipient of the (ISC)2 Information Security Leadership Award, and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Ron Knode Service Award, I am active as Research Advisor for CSA Asia Pacific, and serve as chair and board member of several cyber security industry consortia/chapters (e.g. as one of the subject-matter experts who co-created (ISC)2 CCSP).I am Series Editor for Elsevier's security books, and co-chair the IEEE TSCloud (2011-2014), IEEE TSP 2013, IEEE UbiSafe 2012, and serve as Assoc Editor of 6 academic journals, and Technical Program Committee member for top academic conferences and journals (e.g. Information Systems, IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Trans. in Services Computing, etc). During my PhD, I attained Singapore ASTAR's Best Student Award 2009 in SIMTech. One of my innovations, Genesis+BOWL clinched the top prize of the prestigious 4th IEEE Service Cup at LA in 2009.

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