Canberra, March 16-18

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.

Get to know our 2019 Diamond Sponsors

  • BlackBerry/Cylance
  • Vectra Corporation
    Vectra Corporation
  • BAE Systems
    BAE Systems
  • Pure Security
    Pure Security
  • IBM
  • AustCyber
  • ACSC
  • PwC
  • Microsoft
  • Thales

Who attends?

The Australian Cyber Conference 2021 will  provide business leaders with insights and best practices taught by the industry’s top experts through keynotes, panel sessions and live demonstrations. Attending the conference 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.

The 2019 conference comprised over 3600 individuals across Australia and 2021 is projected to grow considerably. Delegates range from company directors and managers to 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.

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.

“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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BlackBerry is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. BlackBerry is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity, data privacy, and leads in key areas such as AI, endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems. For more information, visit and follow @BlackBerry.

Vectra Corporation

Vectra Corporation ( provides cyber security services and solutions to more than 2,000 Australian organisations across a wide variety of market sectors including; local, state and federal governments, financial services, transport, telecoms, retail, leisure and gaming.Widely known as the leading provider of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance services in Australasia, Vectra’s portfolio of services also includes cyber security consulting, managed services and security solutions. Key managed service offerings include managed Security Information Event Management (SIEM) with 24/7 monitoring via the Vectra Security Operations Centre, managed network security, managed vulnerability scanning and managed sensitive data discovery. Consulting services include Risk and Compliance Management, Penetration Testing, Security Architecture, Compliance Assessments and Vulnerability Assessments. Vectra has partnered with key security vendors such as IBM, to tailor the best of breed security solutions to the needs of our customers.As a leading IBM Security partner, Vectra has worked with IBM to bring IBM Security solutions to the SMB market, by tailoring them to meet the needs of smaller organisations and making them more affordable. Vectra specialist resources can implement and support IBM Security solutions for all organisations, from small business to enterprise.

BAE Systems

We’ve used our intelligence-led insights for decades to help defend Governments, Nations and societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.We solve complex data problems using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes by analysing huge volumes of data. We defend our customers against cyber attacks, detect fraud, comply with laws and regulations, and conduct intelligence-led policing.

Pure Security

Building a strong reputation in cyber security is a tough gig for any business. We’re thankful our new brand comes with a 20 year history from our rich heritage in Pure Hacking, HackLabs, Certitude and Securus Global. While all of these businesses originally came from different backgrounds, our combined appetite for customer security will only continue to grow now under a single brand – Pure Security.


Traditional security defences are no match for today’s well-funded attackers, while disruptive technologies, like Cloud and IoT, introduce new vulnerabilities to exploit. IBM Security, delivers integrated-AI infused solutions and services to help identify and protect critical assets, detect advanced threats, and respond to incidences. In a world where IT is your business and digital transformation and the journey to the hybrid cloud is essential for you to compete, get expert advice from a trusted partner to help you prevent the ‘if’, and respond and recover quickly from the ‘when’.


AustCyber – the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network – supports the development of a vibrant and globally competitive Australian cyber security sector and in doing so, enhances Australia’s future economic growth in a digitally enabled global economy.AustCyber works to align and scale Australian cyber security research and innovation related activities in the private sector, research community, academia and across Australian governments. Charged with building infrastructure to support the growth of a sector, AustCyber collaborates across the Australian economy to support a range of other government initiatives related to Australia’s cyber security readiness and resilience.Beyond our shores, AustCyber also works internationally with a range of partners to develop sustained export pathways for Australian solutions and capability. This further enables the rapidly growing Australian cyber security sector to tap into global hubs located within cyber security ‘hot spots’ around the world.


The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) leads the Australian Government’s efforts to improve cyber security. Our role is to help make Australia the safest place to connect online. We monitor cyber threats across the globe 24 hours a day, seven days a week so we can alert Australians early on what to do.We provide advice and information about how to protect yourself and your business online. When there is a cyber security incident, we provide clear and timely advice to individuals, small to medium business, big business and critical infrastructure operators.We work with our business, government and academic partners and experts in Australia and overseas to investigate and develop solutions to cyber security threats.We have a national footprint of Joint Cyber Security Centres where we collaborate with nearly 200 industry, government and academic partners on current cyber security issues. We also work with law enforcement authorities to fight cybercrime.Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility. Let’s work together to make Australia the safest place to connect online.


In an increasingly complex world, PwC works with businesses, Government and the community to help Australia continue to thrive and grow. PwC Australia delivers quality in audit, assurance, consulting and tax services to more than 5,000 clients. We’re part of a network of firms in 158 countries with over 250,000 people.PwC leads the professional services sector as one of the top 50 brands worldwide and PwC Australia is ranked first on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list of where Australians want to work. We are bold about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we empower flexible working.Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems.We believe the most important problems are better solved together. PwC is a powerful multiplier of connections and innovation. It’s what we do best: connecting people, businesses, technology and ideas to solve important problems.At PwC, we call this The Together Effect.


Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today. From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster – mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. With 65,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €16 billion in 2018.