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Cybersecurity Breakfast - Panel Discussion

Global approaches to building the capability of your frontline cyber defenders

Registration End Date: Mon, 04 Sep, 10:00 AM

  • where

  • Grand Ballroom, The Westin
    1 Martin Place
    Sydney NSW 2000
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 05 Sep, 07:00 AM
    Event Finish: Tue, 05 Sep, 09:00 AM
  • event price

<div>Join us at this breakfast event to hear international experts discuss Cybersecurity in the global arena as well as special guest, Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security. <br><br>Cybersecurity awareness is now at an all-time high, thanks in part to widely publicised breaches that we read about on an almost monthly basis. However many businesses, small and large, still underestimate the potential for a cyber-attack against their organisation -- and the cost to their business -- should one occur, now estimated to be around $419,000 (ACS <i>Australia’s Digital Pulse </i>2017 report).</div> <div> </div> <div>Our world today is built upon technology, but technology is only one component in the equation for cyber-resilience: people and their potential is the critical cornerstone in building effective cyber-resilience for any organisation.<br><br><b>Professional Year Students please note: This event will not contribute to your Professional Year student requirements.</b><br><br><b>Special guest:</b></div> <ul><li>Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security</li></ul> <div><b>International expert panel on building cyber-resilience:</b></div> <ul><li>David Shearer, CEO of ISC2</li><li>Matt Loeb, CEO of ISACA</li><li>Professor Jill Slay, Head of ACS’ Cyber Taskforce</li></ul>


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 07:00 AM - 07:30 AM  Registration                          
 07:20 AM - 07:30 AM  Guest Seated and Breakfast Served                          
 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM  Cyber Security Panel Discussion                          

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David Shearer

David Shearer

Mr. Shearer has more than 30 years of business experience including chief operating officer for (ISC)2, associate chief information officer for International Technology Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the executive for architecture, engineering, and technical services at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Shearer has been responsible for managing and providing services via international IT infrastructures, and he has implemented large-scale SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects. Mr. Shearer has led large geographically separated staffs that support global solutions. Mr. Shearer holds a B.S. from Park College, an M.S. from Syracuse University, management and technical certificates from the U.S. National Defense University, and he is a U.S. federal executive presidential rank award recipient. As (ISC)2 Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Shearer is responsible for the overall direction and management of the organization and its Center for Cyber Safety and Education

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Matt Loeb

Matt Loeb


Director and CEO Matt Loeb, CGEIT, FASAE, CAE, is chief executive officer of ISACA. Prior to joining ISACA, he completed a 20-year career as staff executive for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and as the executive director of the IEEE Foundation. His experience includes enterprise strategy, corporate development, global business operations, governance, publishing, sales, marketing, product development and acquisitions functions in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Matt is a member of ISACA, CESSE and NACD, and a senior member of IEEE. Additionally, he is an ASAE Fellow and serves on ASAE’s board of directors.

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Professor Jill Slay

Professor Jill Slay

Head of ACS’ Cyber Taskforce
Professor Jill Slay is Director of the  Australian Centre for Cyber Security at UNSW Canberra @ ADFA. This centre has developed critical mass in cross-disciplinary Cyber Security to serve the Australian Government and Defence Force and help strengthen the Digital Economy. She has established an international research reputation in cyber security and has worked in collaboration with many industrial partners. 
She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the information technology industry through contributions in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber-terrorism. 
She was made a Fellow of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium for her service to the information security industry (and holds their CISSP and CCFP certifications) and is also a Fellow the Australian Computer Society . She has published one book and more than 120 refereed book chapters, journal articles or research papers in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing in the last 10 years.  She has completed the supervision of 16 PhDs and many Masters and Honours theses and has been awarded over AUD 2 million in Australian Government Category 1 research income, including a Future Fellowship.
ACCS combines expertise from a range of relevant communities; political, cyber industry, defence, academic, individual and organisational users, and the media.  The centre builds on close working relationships with both domestic and international industry and government, including UNSW’s unique half-century relationship with Defence.

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Alastair MacGibbon

Alastair MacGibbon

Alastair MacGibbon leads the implementation of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, transforming Australia’s cyber security landscape to realise the economic and social benefits of a cyber resilient nation.

As the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, MacGibbon drives the creation and strengthening of partnerships between Australian Governments, private sector, non-governmental organisations and academia to deliver national cyber security capacity and capability.

Prior to taking up his appointment as the Special Adviser MacGibbon was Australia's first eSafety Commissioner. Before that he worked for 15 years as an Agent with the Australian Federal Police, including as founding Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre. Along with private sector roles such as Senior Director of Trust, Safety and Customer Support at eBay, MacGibbon was a Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.

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1 Martin Place,Sydney,NSW,Australia

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