Canberra, March 16-18

HYBRID – In person and Virtual

Australian Cyber Conference 2021

The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) is the premier industry body for information security professionals in Australia. As a nationally recognised not-for-profit organisation, AISA champions the development of a robust information security sector by building the capacity of professionals in Australia and advancing the cyber security and safety of the Australian public, as well as businesses and government.

Join us as we bring together local and global thought leaders and industry experts in once place to effect change.

Who attends?

Canberra – In person and Virtual

The Australian Cyber Conference 2021 – Canberra will provide business leaders with insights and best practices taught by the industry’s top experts through keynotes, panel sessions and live demonstrations – both in person and virtually.

Attending the conference, either onsite in Canberra or virtually will enable you to network with these practitioners to help you better understand and manage current threats, as well as identify and prepare to meet emerging challenges. An interactive format of workshops, plenary sessions and the opportunity to network with expert practitioners in the field of cyber security is a must for all organisations in the current business environment.
AISA invites all individuals to participate in the Australian Cyber Conference 2021 – Canberra.

Delegates range from company directors and managers to public servants, lawyers, risk professionals, software architects, and technical security specialists. They come from a broad range of industries from education to finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and utilities.
AISA’s focus groups, conferences, presentations, and networking events, cater to a large range of specialisations.

The diverse nature of our audience enables a variety of perspectives and subjects for discussion at each of our meetings. Most importantly, our conference helps to independently promote awareness and understanding of cyber security issues in the community.

The Canberra conference has a COVID safe event protocol in place and has the relevant approvals from ACT Health.

AISA’s Event Code of Conduct

Security events present opportunities to learn, share knowledge and network. As a security event organiser, we believe these events should represent a safe, enjoyable and inclusive environment for all people, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, religion, disability, socio-economic background, experience, size, shape and so on. No one should be subject to any harassment, bullying or abuse. Any such behaviour will not be tolerated and we will take such action as we deem necessary to ensure it does not reoccur.  This may include immediate removal from an event and a prohibition from attending future events. This Code of Conduct explains exactly what we mean by unacceptable behaviour and it outlines the steps someone subjected to such behaviour at an event can take to report it. To view AISA’s full events Code of Conduct click AISA Event Code of Conduct

Cancellation Policy

Delegates who find themselves unable to attend the Australian Cyber Conference 2021 Canberra, after submitting their online registration are welcome to nominate a substitute. Please be advised that each substitution is subject to an administration fee of AU$100. All substitutions and cancellations must be made by email to [email protected].

Cancellations received before / on Monday 15 February 2021 will be refunded, less an administration fee of AUD$100. Cancellations received after Monday 15 February 2021 are not refundable. No refunds apply for non-attendance.

All hotel booking cancellations MUST be made in writing to [email protected]. Cancellations received after Monday 15 February 2021 will be charged by the hotel according to their cancellation policy.

Payment of Fees

All conference and function payments must be received prior to the conference.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that participants take out their own general travel insurance. It is suggested that the insurance policy should also cover loss of fees/deposit, airfares, accommodation charges, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property and repatriation expenses. The organisers do not take responsibility for any delegate failing to insure.


Why we are processing your personal data?
We ask for your personal data to facilitate your registration for this event.

Other third parties that will have access to your personal data:
Your data will be shared with other organisations and third parties in order to process your registration. These will include (where applicable):

  • Microsoft Azure
  • The hotel you choose to place a reservation with (if applicable)
  • AISA
  • Conlog (PCO) if consented to presenting in Canberra
  • Cornerstone Events (PCO) if consented to presenting in Melbourne
  • Catering Venues (in instance of special dietary requirements)

How long will we store your personal data?
Your personal data will be retained by us for up to 12 months after the conclusion of the event.

The right to withdraw your consent or to forget or anonymise your personal details
You retain the right to withdraw consent to use your personal data at any time. Please be aware that a withdrawal of consent before the start of this event may incur a full event cancellation and cancellation fees as noted in your initial registration.
You retain the right to request that we forget or anonymise your personal data. If you have attended any event with us, we will retain any financial, tax or event attendance records for reporting reasons, but will remove all personal data from our database, leaving an “anonymised” record for reporting reasons. Please contact us at [email protected] with any inquiries you may have.


The conference registration information is correct at the time of publishing. However, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.

In the event of industrial disruptions, the conference and the organisers accept no responsibility.


Recommended dress for the conference is smart casual for all conference sessions and social functions.

Catering and Dietary Requirements

Morning and afternoon teas and lunches will be provided in the Exhibition Hall, among the exhibition. If you have not already notified Conference Logistics of any special dietary requirements (eg. vegetarian), please do so as soon as possible by emailing [email protected].

Dietary requests will be catered for to the best of the venue’s ability. Individuals with severe allergies are requested to advise Conference Logistics of their requirements prior to the conference, and bring any allergy medication (EpiPen, Phenergan, etc.) as prescribed by your doctor to the conference and any associated function. Whilst due care is taken by the organisers and venue, individuals must take primary responsibility for their own health.

No Smoking Policy

All the rooms and event spaces for the Australian Cyber Conference 2021 are non-smoking.

Access Requirements

We endeavour to ensure delegates with access requirements are catered for. Should you require particular assistance, please make a note on your registration form or contact Conference Logistics on +61 2 6281 6624 or [email protected].

Visa Applications

All visitors to Australia (except for New Zealand passport holders) must have a valid visa. Please refer to the following documents for more information:

Business Fact Sheet for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable for you
General Information Fact Sheet: for information on visa application requirements.

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, among other things, on the person’s purpose for visiting Australia. To ensure you have the appropriate visa please visit this page at the Department of Home Affairs.

It is suggested that all visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns.

COVID-Safe Information

This conference is being conducted under the strictest COVID-19 regulations as outlined by the ACT Government. If you require a copy of the COVID-19 Safe Event Plan please email [email protected]

Click below to download the NCCC COVID Safe Statement and the COVID Safe Event Exemption Certificate

“The AISA conference provides attendees with the opportunity to learn and to network with some of the top cybersecurity practitioners. AISA also provides Australian companies and professionals the chance to showcase their strengths and capabilities.  Overall, AISA is very worthwhile event in a key part of the world.” 

Michael DanielPresident and CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance

“Another successful conference for AISA this year. Once again I was impressed with how they were able to attract really high quality and well known international and local speakers. Also the mix of topics was really good this year with enough diversity in the content to keep us all engaged.”

Jeff JacobsChief Information Security Officer of IAG GROUP

“Once again AISA has pulled together a conference with top level thought-provoking presenters, both local and international. The standard of presenters and their insights into recent and current events continues to make this the must-attend function on the Australian cybersecurity calendar”

Nigel CoxDepartment of Human Services

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