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Greg AdamsonGAICD, Enterprise Fellow Cyber Security, University of Melbourne, Chair, Special interest Group on Blockchain, IEEE
25-years' global digital risk experience with financial services, academia and government, from cyber security to blockchain governance to professional ethics. Addressing difficult opportunities and new technology challenges.
Jeff CampbellManager Technology, Horizon Power
Jeff Campbell is the IT Security Risk and Governance Specialist with Horizon Power. Jeff has more than 20 years’ experience in Information Security having worked in both private and government organisations in Education, Finance and Utilities sectors.
Having focussed on developing and implementing information security programs and controls, Jeff is tasked with enabling Horizon to capitalise on IoT opportunities while maintaining the core security basics of confidentiality, Integrity and availability.
As Horizon moves into the microgrids space, Jeff's main focus will be to ensure that the security architecture that supports these services provides safer and more reliable automation infrastructures.
Jasper ChikPre-Sales Manager ANZ & ASEAN, Infoblox
Jasper Chik is the Pre-Sales Manager for ANZ and ASEAN regions at Infoblox Inc, a global market leader in the core network management space, helping companies centralise and automate their core network services, maintain core network stability and providing security and visibility across multi-network infrastructure environments.
Jasper has close to 20 years’ international experience consulting, designing and integrating high performance computing and communication platforms mainly across Education, Finance and Service Provider verticals.
Priya GeorgeChief Executive Officer, NIMIS Cybersecurity
Priya George, cofounder and CEO of NIMIS Cybersecurity. NIMIS is a Techstars backed company that has built the world’s first artificial intelligence based web application penetration testing platform. Her team has worked in cyber operations in Australian and U.S. Defence Intelligence, banks and technology companies.
Prior to NIMIS, Priya was the CEO of Necessary Security & National Cybersecurity Institute a security consulting company focused on security architecture, and evaluating new emerging cybersecurity technology products suited for clients.
Priya spent the first 13 years of her career leading significant transformation projects in technology, organisational restructure, and people engagement. Industries she has worked in include mining, energy, water, financial services, technology and government. Priya has also developed and co-founded an analytics and video software company that came out of two years of technology research and development as part of a motorsport business.
She has a passion for cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, technology, classic cars, motorsport, good food, animals, and the beach.
Lidia GiulianoInformation security specialist,
Lidia Giuliano has 15 years’ experience in Information Security. She has strong interest in vulnerability management, data security and malware analysis with a focus on defensive security. She holds a BAppSci in CS and a MAppSci in IT from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia.
In her personal time, she enjoys mentoring, believes in giving back to the Information Security community and researching new areas for continued education.
Graham HarveyRegional Sales Engineer , Carbon Black
Graham Harvey is well known in the Security space as a professional Sales Engineer who holds multiple accreditations. Before joining Carbon Black, Graham worked for companies such as FireEye, McAfee and Comstor. Graham has over 12 years’ experience working in Security with a focus on network security, IPS and vulnerability management.
Moe IbrahimSE Director, APJ, Exabeam
Moe Ibrahim the Sales Engineering Director for Asia Pacific at Japan at Exabeam and has been a technologist for more 18 years. He has worked for large clients directly and helped many clients with solutions designed to solve real business problems with innovative new techniques.
Mike JohnstoneAssociate Professor , Edith Cowan University
Dr Mike Johnstone is a member of the Security Research Institute and the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia where he teaches secure programming. His research interests include secure development methodologies, wireless sensor networks and cloud security. He is currently working on a large co-operative project about privacy-preserving authentication.
Helaine LeggatDirector, Australian Information Security Association (AISA) & Information Legal Pty Ltd
Helaine Leggat is an internationally recognised global expert in information and an Australian lawyer. One of a few lawyers in the world to hold the CISSP, CISM, CIPP and CIPP/IT Credentials, she has specialised in cyberlaw (information/TMT), cyber security, data privacy and governance since 2000 and provided services to public and private sector organisations globally across all sectors. She has worked in the field of information warfare for over a decade.
In 2012 she immigrated to Australia and co-founded Information Legal Pty Ltd in 2013, as a uniquely differentiated risk and advisory service founded on a belief that cyberlaw is empowering and that it is essential to know one’s rights.
Her professional affiliations and memberships are numerous, and include appointment as a Member of the Expert Network for the Australian Department of Industry and Science, appointment to the Board of Directors of the Australian Information Security Association, inclusion in the Ducere Global Faculty of thought leadership, and participation in an industry working group for the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Cyber Security. Her understanding of the relationships between people, information technology, global business, international imperatives and cyber, lie at the heart of Information Legal strategy.
Her current energies are directed at establishing recognition of new norms in Cyberspace, including the development of international law and ethics in support of a continuing rules-based global order.
As an author she contributed to Women in the Security Profession. A Practical Guide for Career Development. As a keynote speaker at AISACrypt 2014 in Taiwan she presented on the Legal Infrastructure Around Information Security in Asia for the International Association of Cryptographic Research (IACR), and at the IEEE PerCom workshop on Security Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things (SPT-IoT) 2017 in the USA on Law, Ethics and the Internet of Things.
Damien ManuelCyber Security Research and Innovation Centre (CSRI), Deakin University
Damien has a proven track record of successfully driving and implementing technology, cultural, policy and process changes in a diverse range of enterprises from retail and government through to the financial sector. Damien is able to communicate, influence and work effectively with all levels of stakeholders (CXO level through to technical staff). This is evidenced by his ability to identify, quantify and clearly articulate business problems combined with his skills at developing initiatives which address core business issues and challenges.
Damien's outstanding interpersonal, communication and management skills coupled with a focus on key business drivers ensures business objectives are successfully delivered.
Underpinning this experience is a diverse educational grounding ranging from the highest security, audit and governance certifications complemented by an Executive MBA with an international business focus.
Ty MillerDirector, Threat Intelligence
Over the past decade, Ty Miller has developed an impressive portfolio demonstrating his vast experience and accomplishments. This has allowed him to become a well-known and highly respected specialist within the IT Security industry, not only in Australia but around the world. As a result, Threat Intelligence has experienced great success and has attracted top quality talent to join the team from Australia and internationally, who get invited to present and run training at conferences including Black Hat, AppSec, Defcon, Bsides, Ruxcon and Hack In The Box.
He has trained up the likes of FBI, US Department of Defence, US Military, Australian Taxation Office, international Government agencies, and the top technology and security companies, including Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, Juniper, Cisco, Yahoo, VMware, and Tripwire.
Ty was selected amongst a team of Australia’s leading security specialists to establish and run the CREST penetration testing exams as the standard for Australian and New Zealand. This appointment includes leading the CREST Assessor Team and holding a position on the Board of Directors of CREST Australia and New Zealand to further define the strategic direction of CREST.
Ty holds a position on the Black Hat Asia Review Board to identify the highest quality speakers and presentations for the Black Hat security conference held in Singapore.
Ty is a co-author of the highly popular security book "Hacking Exposed Linux 3rd Edition", has developed a cutting edge attack technique that allowed him to remotely bypass all security controls to attack internal servers from the Internet, and has been engaged to enhance some of the most elite specialist security products with his advanced attack concepts and skills, including developing the “DNS Covert Channel” feature of the highly popular commercial exploit framework “Core IMPACT”.
Carlo MinassianFounder, LMNTRIX
LMNTRIX is led by Carlo Minassian who has deep expertise in enterprise security, security-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud industries and a passion for fundamentally improving network security.
Carlo Minassian is a widely recognized pioneer in information security, and a serial entrepreneur of security-as-a-service companies. Today Carlo is the founder and CEO of LMNTRIX, an innovative security company that integrates deep expertise with cutting-edge technology, leading intelligence, and advanced analytics to detect and investigate threats with great speed, accuracy, and focus. Carlo’s passion is the building of companies that deliver security as an outcome by unlocking the power of security technology combined with cloud solutions and deep security expertise.
Prior to founding LMNTRIX, Carlo was founder and CEO of the Gartner leading MSSP earthwave, where over a 13 year period he was responsible for the vision and growth of earthwave prior to its acquisition by Dimension Data. He joined Dimension Data as Group GM and later as Technical Director, and over the next 3 years globalized the earthwave capability prior to leaving Dimension Data in 2016 to startup LMNTRIX.
Chris MonkHead of Region (APAC), Decoded
Chris is an Economist by training having achieved a First Class degree from UCL but his true passion is in the world of technology, software development, the internet of things and cybersecurity all wrapped up in a bundle of a passion to educate.
Chris began his career building software for a large merchant bank before moving out of the city to build his first business in the events industry as a way of experiencing something different and gaining vital and in depth experience of people management, sales and running an enterprise.
In 2013 Chris returned to the world of technology by leading one day transformational courses for the award winning company Decoded. Chris joined the permanent team at Decoded in December 2013 where he worked cross-functionally to bring structure to the operational side of the business as well as working closely with clients to build bespoke learning experiences.
In May 2015 Chris began focussing his attention on expanding the business in the Asia-Pacific region and in January 2016 he moved to Sydney to continue his work as Head of Region (APAC).
In Sydney Chris heads up a team of permanent staff and freelance facilitators to educate some of the world’s largest corporations about all things technology.
Chris is an accomplished keynote speaker and is available for conference engagements around technology and cyber-security.
Stuart MortDirector Cyber Security, Optus
Stuart has 25 years of experience working in Security, from Special Duties operational work with the British Government through to heading an international security consultancy team, and then spending 12 years as Oracle’s Global Vice President of Information Security, a CISO role with the group reporting independently to President-level with full cross-corporate oversight.
Now with Optus Business, Stuart is the subject matter expert, trusted advisor and thought leader across a wide customer base, bringing his experience to guide and aid customers in uplifting their security to address the threats of today and tomorrow.
As well as being a keen triathlete, having represented Australia at Age Group Level at the World Championships, Stuart is a Full Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals, holds a Master of Laws and has served as an Expert Witness in a variety of Court cases.
Sharmila PackiarajaNT Branch Chair, Australian Information Security Association
Sharmila is the ICT Security Manager for an enterprise solution provider, in her current role as ICT Security Manager on a Government contract Sharmila provides advice on policies and procedures around Systems, People and Security. Sharmila has more than a decade of IT experience in variety of industries including financial services, retail. This include diverse background in Information Security, Project Consulting, Risk Management. She holds CISM certification and currently pursing Master of Business Administration(MBA) with a Technology focus.
Sharmila also hold the role of Branch Executive (Darwin Branch) for the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) where she is responsible for bringing security professional of the region together and connecting them broadly with the wider group across the nation. Building partnership with local ICT industry groups and delivering outcome to border territory is what she is passionate about.
In her spare time she also mentors women in IT and Security to encourage more female participation in the IT sector more broadly.
Sandra RaggHead, Office of the Prime Minister’s Cyber Security Special Adviser, Lead Cyber Resilience TaskforceDepartment of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Lani RefitiCEOIoT Sec
Fernando SertoHead of Security Technology and Strategy, Akamai Technologies
Fernando is the Head of Security Technology and Strategy for APJ at Akamai, and has been in the IT industry for almost two decades, starting his early career as a developer, transitioning to Infrastructure roles in Server, Application and Networking space in both Operations and Professional Services, with a focus on Security.
For the last decade, Fernando has been focused on resolving customer’s challenges, and evangelizing new technologies in the Application Performance and Security areas. Fernando has also spent a number of years working for a major Telco in APAC, specializing in WAN, Cloud, Security and Media solutions.
Prof. Jill SlayOptus Chair of Cyber Security & Director of Cyber Resilience Initiatives, La Trobe University, Melbourne & Australian Computer Society
Professor Jill Slay is Optus Chair of Cyber Security at La Trobe University and Director of Cyber Resilience Initiatives for the Australian Computer Society. She has established an international research reputation in cyber security (particularly Digital Forensics) 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 is a Fellow of ACS and a Fellow of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, both for her service to the information security industry (and is MACS CP and holds CISSP and CCFP certifications). 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 19 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.
Fred ThieleChief Information Security Officer, Velocity Frequent Flyer
Fred Thiele is a career-long information security professional that was fortunate enough to discover the field in 1998. He currently protects the data of over 8 million Australian’s as the CISO and Transformation Programme Director of Velocity Frequent Flyer.
Fred has spent his work-life in large enterprises, mid-sized consulting firms, small startups, and as an entrepreneur, across all areas of information security. In the last decade, Fred has built, operated, and maintained 5 multi-million dollar security operations centres on 3 continents, taking customers from zero capability, to 24x7x365 operations. Most recently, Fred led the build of the cyber security centre for the Commonwealth Bank which included the incident response, intelligence, orchestration, and analytics teams.
James TinCyber Security Advisor, Akamai
James has a wealth of experience in the IT security with more than 14 years in various managerial and consulting experiences in multiple industries. As a subject matter expert in security, content filtering, intrusion and prevention detection systems, web application firewalls, distributed denial of service mitigation, and WAN acceleration, James engages CSOs, CISOs, CRO's, CIOs, and IT managers of large corporations and service providers in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific.
More recently, James is the Principal Security Specialist for Akamai Technologies, helping to ensure that customers' online presence is fast, reliable and secure.
Brett WilliamsSE Director, APJ, Carbon Black
Brett Williams is an Information Security Professional and is widely recognised for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of the IT security landscape. He has had experience working across industry sectors including finance, government, health and education, he is responsible for helping customers better manage their cyber risk and information security across their enterprises.
Skye WuLead Discovery Analyst, Telstra
Skye is a Lead Discovery Analyst with the Discovery team in Cyber Security at Telstra; helping to develop the Discovery capability. She began her career as a Digital Forensic Analyst with the Victoria Police over 10 years ago specialising in assisting with police investigations through digital forensics analysis and presentation of digital evidence in court.
Wanting to expand her knowledge and expertise, Skye moved into the consulting world working for large and small firms specialising in eDiscovery, forensic services and investigations.