2022 Program - Melbourne

Meet our speakers

Keynote Speakers

Julie Bishop

The Hon Julie Bishop

The Hon Julie Bishop is the Chancellor of Australian National University, appointed in 2020. Ms Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018. She w...
Julie Bishop

The Hon Julie Bishop

The Hon Julie Bishop is the Chancellor of Australian National University, appointed in 2020.

Ms Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years.

As Foreign Minister, Ms Bishop was responsible for strengthening Australia’s key strategic and economic relationships with Ministerial responsibility for more than 5,000 departmental staff, 110 overseas missions, and several government agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service and the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research.

In 2014, she led the international response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and was awarded the Commander of the Order of Merit of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Under her leadership, the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper was developed, providing a comprehensive policy framework for the next decade. The New Colombo Plan was established, enabling Australian undergraduates to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region. Within five years, more than 40,000 students have participated in the Plan.

In a political career spanning over 20 years, Julie served as Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister for Women’s Issues and Minister for Ageing. Prior to entering politics, Ms Bishop was Managing Partner of the law firm Clayton Utz in Perth.

In 2017, the University of Adelaide awarded Ms Bishop the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University for her contribution to Australian parliamentary service, and in 2020 she was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Edith Cowan University.

In 2020 Julie was awarded a Fisher Family Fellowship for the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs. In 2021 Julie was awarded the Kissinger Fellowship at the McCain Institute of International Leadership at Arizona State University.

In 2021, the UK Government appointed Julie to the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC). She is also a member of the Trilateral Commission Capitalism Task Force and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AI Policy Forum Steering Committee. In 2021, the UK Government appointed Julie to the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC). She is also a member of the Trilateral Commission Capitalism Task Force and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AI Policy Forum Steering Committee.

Julie is Chair of Telethon Kids Institute, Chair of Prince’s Trust Australia, member of the international advisory boards of Afiniti and the Human Vaccines Project, and is a member of the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the also the Patron of Shooting Stars (an education programme for young aboriginal girls).

She has also established a boutique advisory firm, Julie Bishop and Partners.

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak’s Key Accomplishments Include… A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first...
Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak’s Key Accomplishments Include…

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.

In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.

Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Wozniak is Chief Scientist at Primary Data and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List”, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Big Bang Theory.” In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough and stubborn. Erin is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths”. She thrives on...
Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough and stubborn. Erin is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths”. She thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She is a rebel. She is a fighter. She is a mother. She is a woman. She is you and me.

It’s been over 15 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning tour de force, Erin Brockovich. The film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Since then, Erin hasn’t been resting on her laurels… she continues to fight hard and win big!

This gutsy broad doesn’t apologize for who she is. She has always loved going head to head with the big boys and was never intimated by their bravado. She learned how to come out on top from her tight-knit mid-western family in Lawrence, Kansas. Erin was the youngest child of an industrial engineer father and journalist mother. Her parents always believed that she could do anything she set her mind to if she learned to focus her amazing energy.

After a few years roaming around at various colleges, Erin decided that she wanted to be a California girl. She first landed a job as a management trainee for K-Mart, but when that didn’t make her swagger, she decided to study electrical engineering. But that wasn’t enough for the Kansas beauty. On a fluke, she entered the Miss Pacific Coast beauty pageant, and, not surprisingly, won the title. When she realized that beauty pageants weren’t her thing, Erin, her husband, and her two children settled in Reno, Nevada. After divorcing, the single mother became a secretary at a brokerage firm where she met and married her second husband. But that marriage was short lived, and the now mother of three was solo again.

Up until this point, Erin was the average divorced single mother trying to make a living, until she crossed paths with lawyer, Ed Masry, and this meeting changed the course of both of their lives.

After being seriously injured in a traffic accident in Reno, Erin moved back to California’s San Fernando Valley and hired Masry & Vititoe to represent her. They won a small settlement, but she still needed work, so she got a job at the law firm as a file clerk. It was while organizing papers on a pro bono real estate case that Erin first found medical records that would explode into the largest direct action lawsuit in US history.

Erin’s exhaustive investigation uncovered that Pacific Gas & Electric had been poisoning the small town of Hinkley’s Water for over 30 years. It was because of Erin’s unwavering tenacity that PG&E had now been exposed for leaking toxic Chromium 6 into the ground water. This poison affected the health of the population of Hinkley. In 1996, as a result of the largest direct action lawsuit of its kind, spearheaded by Erin and Ed Masry, the utility giant was forced to pay out the largest toxic tort injury settlement in US history: $333 million in damages to more than 600 Hinkley residents.

The story and eventual film made “Erin Brockovich” a household name. Over time, Erin realized that she could use her notoriety to spread positive messages of personal empowerment and to encourage others to stand up and make a difference.

Erin Brockovich has conquered all forms of media. Her first TV project was ABC’s 2001 Special, Challenge America With Erin Brockovich, where she helped motivate and organize the rebuilding of a dilapidated park in downtown Manhattan. This show is best described as “Extreme Make-Over Home Edition on steroids”. For three seasons, Erin hosted the Lifetime series, Final Justice With Erin Brockovich. The show celebrated everyday women who triumphed when faced with overwhelming adversity.

Erin then dominated the world of publishing with her New York Times Business Bestseller, Take It From Me: Life’s A Struggle, But You Can Win. She has also written two fiction novels, Rock Bottom and Hot Water.

Because of her fighting spirit, Erin has become the champion of countless women and men. She is this generation’s “Dear Abby”, and in fact receives thousands of “Dear Erin” letters and emails each year from people who are begging for help and support in their own personal struggles. Erin proudly answers every one of them.

As President of Brockovich Research & Consulting, she is currently involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide. She has requests for her help in ground water contamination complaints in every state of the US, Australia, and other international hot spots. She is currently working on cases in California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri.

Erin is one of the most requested speakers on the international lecture circuit and travels the world for personal appearances. She is a true American hero whose icon status and “stick-to-it-iveness” only fuels her determination to expose injustice and lend her voice to those who do not have one.

Dylan Alcott

Dylan Alcott AO

Australian of the Year 2022, Dylan Alcott AO, is one of the countries most successful and well recognised Paralympians. In 2021 he became the only male in any form of tennis to win the 'Golden Slam',...
Dylan Alcott

Dylan Alcott AO

Australian of the Year 2022, Dylan Alcott AO, is one of the countries most successful and well recognised Paralympians. In 2021 he became the only male in any form of tennis to win the 'Golden Slam', winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Open Championships, together with his gold medal from the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

In 2017, Dylan launched the Dylan Alcott Foundation, a foundation created to help young Australians with a disability achieve their goals in the workplace, on the sporting field or at university.

Dylan Alcott was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2022 for distinguished service to paralympic sport, particularly to tennis, and as a role model for people with disability, and to the community through a range of organisations.

Paula Januszkiewicz

Paula Januszkiewicz

Paula Januszkiewicz is the Founder and CEO of CQURE Inc. and CQURE Academy. She is also Enterprise Mobility MVP, honorable Microsoft Regional Director for CEE and a world class cybersecurity expert, c...
Paula Januszkiewicz

Paula Januszkiewicz

Paula Januszkiewicz is the Founder and CEO of CQURE Inc. and CQURE Academy. She is also Enterprise Mobility MVP, honorable Microsoft Regional Director for CEE and a world class cybersecurity expert, consulting Customers all around the world. In 2017, Paula graduated from Harvard Business School. She is a top speaker at conferences including Microsoft Ignite (she was rated No. 1 among 1,100 speakers at a conference with 26000 attendees), RSA (in 2017 in USA her two sessions were amongst the five hottest sessions), or Black Hat. Her presentations gather thousands of people. In 2019, Paula’s presentation was voted best of Black Hat Asia 2019 Briefings!

Paula has 17 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, performing penetration tests, architecture consulting, trainings and seminars. Every year, before the pandemic, she took over 215 flights to provide security services, now she delivers tons of projects online. Paula also creates security awareness programs for various organizations, including awareness sessions for top management. Paula is a member of the Technical Advisory Board at Royal Bank of Scotland – helping to keep its security at the highest level possible! What is more, Paula has access to a source code of Windows!

Speakers

Manal Al-Sharif

Manal Al-Sharif

Cyber Security Expert, Tech4Evil Podcast Host
Manal al-Sharif, best known as the first Saudi woman to specialize in Information Security ​with a 20 years career dedicated to her profession, she was one of the founding members of the first Informa...
Manal Al-Sharif

Manal Al-Sharif

Cyber Security Expert, Tech4Evil Podcast Host

Manal al-Sharif, best known as the first Saudi woman to specialize in Information Security ​with a 20 years career dedicated to her profession, she was one of the founding members of the first Information Security Department of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest energy company, a company with net worth estimated of $2 trillions.
Manal last position was the interim CISO of UNSW. She is a TED, WIRED, Harvard, and UN speaker and regular contributor for the NY Times and the Washington Post.

Ethical Techies Society, Founder
Tech4Evil.com podcast host
The 100 most influential people in the world, TIME
Top 10 tech revolutionaries, Newsweek
World's Top 50 women in technology, Forbes

Zubair Baig

Zubair Baig

Associate Professor
Zubair Baig is an Associate Professor in Cyber Security at the School of Information Technology, Deakin University. He has authored over 100 journal and conference articles and book chapters.He brings...
Zubair Baig

Zubair Baig

Associate Professor

Zubair Baig is an Associate Professor in Cyber Security at the School of Information Technology, Deakin University. He has authored over 100 journal and conference articles and book chapters.
He brings along experiences as a cyber security mentor, architect, researcher, analyst, course content designer, research supervisor, team leader and a public speaker. His strategy is to disseminate knowledge in an impacting way to the broader audience. Baig has led mission critical research projects in the past, and has an impeccable track record with 2 US patents, >$2.5M of research funding across 12+ multidisciplinary research projects. He was listed in the World's Top 2% Scientists in the Stanford University 2021 citation indicator report.
Zubair has served on numerous technical program committees of international conferences and has delivered over 30 keynote talks on cyber security. His research interests are in the areas of cyber security, artificial intelligence, digital forensics, smart cities and the Internet of Things. He has a broad skillset for conducting threat assessments for the IoT, smart cities, smart grids and IIoT/Industry 4.0 integrated platforms.

Jaimee Brown

Jaimee Brown

Senior Research Engineer
Jaimee Brown is a research engineer at Teron Labs, having spent most of the last two decades as a cryptographer and security software engineer. She obtained a PhD in public-key cryptography from Queen...
Jaimee Brown

Jaimee Brown

Senior Research Engineer

Jaimee Brown is a research engineer at Teron Labs, having spent most of the last two decades as a cryptographer and security software engineer. She obtained a PhD in public-key cryptography from Queensland University of Technology, and then joined RSA Security as software engineer, where she spent over a decade developing a range of security software products. She has also worked at Oracle, where she was the principal engineer on a cryptographic software project. Currently she is actively working on post-quantum cryptography research projects at Teron Labs. 

Sonali Chaudhuri

Sonali Chaudhuri

Independent Consultant ( Cyber Security)
Sonali has over 20 years’ experience in cyber, technology resilience and IT governance. Sonali has served in leadership positions in organisations across a range of industries including banking and fi...
Sonali Chaudhuri

Sonali Chaudhuri

Independent Consultant ( Cyber Security)

Sonali has over 20 years’ experience in cyber, technology resilience and IT governance. Sonali has served in leadership positions in organisations across a range of industries including banking and finance, manufacturing and distribution, and regulatory assessments. Sonali has provided prudential supervision and guidance for technology and cyber security for APRA regulated entities (Banks, Superannuation funds, Insurance funds, Private Health Insurance). Sonali is also a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Sonali now works as an Independent Consultant assisting organisations with their cyber security and technology resilience challenges.

Blair Crawford

Blair Crawford

CEO and Co-founder
Blair is a biometrics and identity management specialist, with experience helping enterprise and government organisations across Europe and APAC solve their most pressing cybersecurity, risk and compl...
Blair Crawford

Blair Crawford

CEO and Co-founder

Blair is a biometrics and identity management specialist, with experience helping enterprise and government organisations across Europe and APAC solve their most pressing cybersecurity, risk and compliance challenges. He leveraged this wealth of experience to launch Daltrey in 2019, filling a significant gap in how identity is established and used within an organisation and – more critically – how biometrics can remove the exposure caused by that gap. An advocate of self-sovereign identity, Blair is a regular guest speaker and host of industry podcast IDentity Today.  

Anup Deb

Anup Deb

Managed Detection And Response Business -japac
Anup Deb is an accomplished cybersecurity professional with over two decades of industry experience delivering consulting and technology services to clients and partners across the Asia-Pacific Region...
Anup Deb

Anup Deb

Managed Detection And Response Business -japac

Anup Deb is an accomplished cybersecurity professional with over two decades of industry experience delivering consulting and technology services to clients and partners across the Asia-Pacific Region. Anup is skilled in Cybersecurity - sectoral trends, pulling together global scale distributed security models,and Cyber Fusion outcomes.

Anup has been a speaker at the InfoSec Global 2018 conference held in India, which was attended by many industry members, including the Chief of Cybersecurity of the Prime Minister’s Office of India. He was also a speaker for the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM),In addition, Anup has spoken on topics as under;

  • Security Orchestration and Automation
  • Cyber Security Strategy
  • Managed Detection and Response

Anup has written several articles on major topics highlighted as below:

  1. The Bedrock of a Post-COVID-19 Security Operations Center (ISACA)
  2. Cloud Native Security (ISACA)
  3. De-mystifying security in an open hybrid multi-cloud environment (Security Intelligence)
  4. Keeping adversaries at bay with Managed Detection and Response (Palo Alto Networks)
  5. Security Think Tank: Security at the disturbed edge (Computer Weekly)

Anup is currently co-authoring as a lead author on his to be soon published book on Cybersecurity named "Building an Apocalyptic Bunker"

Sean Deuby

Sean Deuby

Director of Services
Sean Deuby brings 30 years’ experience in Enterprise IT and Hybrid Identity to his role as Director of Services at Semperis. An original architect and technical leader of Intel's Active Directory, Tex...
Sean Deuby

Sean Deuby

Director of Services

Sean Deuby brings 30 years’ experience in Enterprise IT and Hybrid Identity to his role as Director of Services at Semperis. An original architect and technical leader of Intel's Active Directory, Texas Instrument’s Windows NT network, and 15-time MVP alumnus, Sean has been involved with Microsoft identity technology since its inception. His experience as an identity strategy consultant for many Fortune 500 companies gives him a broad perspective on the challenges of today's identity-centered security. Sean is also an industry journalism veteran; as former technical director for Windows IT Pro, he has over 400 published articles on Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and related security, and Windows Server. He has presented sessions at multiple CIS / Identiverse conferences

Tara Dharnikota

Tara Dharnikota

OSINT and Red Team - Threat Research and Intelligence - Senior Lead
Tara is a highly proficient Cyber security leader responsible for technical direction and leadership for one of the largest telecommunication providers in Australia, where she leads and supports Cyber...
Tara Dharnikota

Tara Dharnikota

OSINT and Red Team - Threat Research and Intelligence - Senior Lead

Tara is a highly proficient Cyber security leader responsible for technical direction and leadership for one of the largest telecommunication providers in Australia, where she leads and supports Cyber Intelligence teams.

With her career in Information and Cyber Security spanning for around 15 years, she is responsible for ensuring the protection of Intellectual Property company data from external threats and proactively helps take steps to mitigate and reduce security risk.

Understanding the threats and risks, she has also transferred her insight into action by assisting and guiding her organisation in adopting the ASD Essential Eight cyber security framework.

She has worked with several teams and businesses across the industry and presented in a number of security conferences and is very passionate about mentoring the next generation of security professionals.

She believes in protecting people and helping them help themselves by adopting a security-aware behaviour. A passionate attitude can be infectious!

Christophe Doche

Christophe Doche

Academic Dean
Professor Christophe DOCHE is currently Academic Dean and Program Coordinator for Cyber Security at the Australian Institute of Business Intelligence. In 2016, he led the creation of the Optus Macquar...
Christophe Doche

Christophe Doche

Academic Dean

Professor Christophe DOCHE is currently Academic Dean and Program Coordinator for Cyber Security at the Australian Institute of Business Intelligence.

In 2016, he led the creation of the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub, a $10 million collaboration between Macquarie University and Optus, the first initiative of this kind in Australia, linking academics in information security, business, criminology, intelligence, law and psychology with industry experts.

As Executive Director of the Cyber Security Hub, he introduced several successful academic programs to address the cyber security skills gap and developed deep collaborations with the cyber security ecosystem. He also led the executive education program and managed the design and delivery of short courses for more than 400 Optus staff. In 2019, he created an event called CyBSA (Cyber Breach Simulation Australia), the first open and large-scale simulation of a cyberattack against a fictional organisation.

His current research expertise lies in cryptography, more specifically in the design of efficient and secure public-key cryptographic algorithms and he is one of the editors of the Handbook of Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curve Cryptography.

He was awarded a PhD in Algorithmic Number Theory in 2000 from the University of Bordeaux in France.

Gordon Draper

Gordon Draper

CEO
Gordon Draper is the Director and CEO of the CyberMarket.com which is a marketplace connecting CyberSecurity Consultancies and clients together. He is also the Director and CEO of the CyberSecurity Co...
Gordon Draper

Gordon Draper

CEO

Gordon Draper is the Director and CEO of the CyberMarket.com which is a marketplace connecting CyberSecurity Consultancies and clients together. He is also the Director and CEO of the CyberSecurity Consultancy Fortsafe.com which includes clients in the Banking and Finance Industry. He has over 25 years’ experience in the IT Industry and oversees services including Red Teaming, Penetration Testing, Incident Response, Governance Risk and Compliance including Cyber Security Assurance. He has developed Cyber Security Questionnaires based on the NIST 800-53 Controls Framework, ISO 27k and CSA-CCM which assess Vendor’s solutions for clients. He has presented at International Conference Defcon 27 (2019) and SecTalks in Sydney and Melbourne covering previous research into Bitcoin Hackers trying to steal money from a honeypot. In his spare time he  hunts for Bug Bounties and develops training courses for the next generation of Info Sec professionals.

Jonathan Englert

Jonathan Englert

Founder
Jonathan Englert is a noted communications strategist specialising in disruptive technology and cybersecurity communications. He started RedPhoneCyber, The world’s first crisis communications response...
Jonathan Englert

Jonathan Englert

Founder

Jonathan Englert is a noted communications strategist specialising in disruptive technology and cybersecurity communications. He started RedPhoneCyber, The world’s first crisis communications response team dedicated to putting out cyber fires.. He has advised companies of all sizes limiting the consequences of information security issues.
As a journalist, he has written for The New York Times and many other publications on issues ranging from public affairs to technology to adventure sports. Jonathan is also regularly commissioned to produce books, speeches and media commentary for well-known public, political and business figures. The Chicago Tribune called his full-length nonfiction book The Collar (Houghton Mifflin 2006) ""an impressive portrait."" He is the recipient of the Nona Balakian Award for Literary Criticism, the Sackett Graduate Award for law and journalism, a grant from The Louisville Institute (a Lily Foundation partner) and a Maxwell Award for Best Novel. He holds a B.A from Bard College and an M.S. with Honors from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Sydney which seeks to better define the nature of technological (and other) invention.

Seth Enoka

Seth Enoka

Principal Consultant
Seth Enoka is a Principal Industrial Incident Responder at the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. where he provides tailored compromise assessment, threat hunting, incident response, and d...
Seth Enoka

Seth Enoka

Principal Consultant

Seth Enoka is a Principal Industrial Incident Responder at the industrial cyber security company Dragos, Inc. where he provides tailored compromise assessment, threat hunting, incident response, and digital forensic services.

Seth has over a decade of experience in IT and cybersecurity, having worked on large and complex security incidents and investigations. He has helped large multinational organisations, government agencies, law enforcement, and local businesses to detect, investigate, and remediate cyber incidents and eradicate adversaries from their networks. He is a leader in performing DFIR at scale with geographically diverse teams and systems, as well as building accredited labs and teams to hunt advanced adversaries and activity groups.

Rochelle Fleming

Rochelle Fleming

Coo, Acting Ceo
Rochelle has had a diverse career which has enabled her to gain valuable expertise in business development, research development, program management, team-orientated leadership, operations and busines...
Rochelle Fleming

Rochelle Fleming

Coo, Acting Ceo

Rochelle has had a diverse career which has enabled her to gain valuable expertise in business development, research development, program management, team-orientated leadership, operations and business strategy. She can influence, sell and deliver transformational programs at all levels of an organisation and within government.

As COO and current Acting CEO of Sapien Cyber she has the added skillset of managing the complex and unique challenges of a start-up, while honing financial skills to move into scale up phase. Additionally, with cybersecurity being high on the national security agenda for Australia and so many of our global peers, she operates with a mindset of humility and curiosity, knowing that the cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving, and her role at Sapien Cyber is to build a resilient business to mitigate the cybersecurity risks for critical infrastructure.

Riccardo Galbiati

Riccardo Galbiati

CTO
Moderator: Riccardo Galbiati. A 15+ year cybersecurity veteran with a career spanning consulting, systems engineering and pre-sales for various vendors and firms around the world.In his role as CTO at...
Riccardo Galbiati

Riccardo Galbiati

CTO

Moderator: Riccardo Galbiati. A 15+ year cybersecurity veteran with a career spanning consulting, systems engineering and pre-sales for various vendors and firms around the world.
In his role as CTO at Palo Alto Networks I engage and advise enterprises and government customers on their overall posture and cyber resilience by undertaking strategic conversations with CISOs and executives at round tables and public speaking events.
Within this role, Riccardo is also the Zero Trust subject matter expert and evangelist for the Asia and Pacific region, with a mission to dispel all the myths about, and mistakes people make, when it comes to designing and deploying a Zero Trust strategy. His aim is to provide not only a clear understanding of the unique mindset required to approach Zero Trust, but also why Zero Trust is about refocusing cybersecurity strategy with a purpose, instead of adopting expensive tactical solutions that lead to inefficiencies and fragmentation.

Roger Grimes

Roger Grimes

Data-driven Defense Evangelist
Roger A. Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist for KnowBe4, Inc., is a 33-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications, and author of 13 books and over 1...
Roger Grimes

Roger Grimes

Data-driven Defense Evangelist

Roger A. Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist for KnowBe4, Inc., is a 33-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications, and author of 13 books and over 1,200 articles on computer security. He has spoken at many of the world’s biggest computer security conferences, been in Newsweek™ magazine, appeared on television, been interviewed for NPR’s All Things Considered™, the Wall Street Journal, and been a guest on dozens of radio shows and podcasts. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including Foundstone, McAfee, and Microsoft. He has consulted for hundreds of companies, from the largest to the smallest, around the world. He specializes in host and network security, quantum security, identity management, anti-malware, hackers, honeypots, Public Key Infrastructure, cloud security, cryptography, policy, and technical writing. His certifications have included CPA, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, MSCE: Security, Security+, and yada-yada others, and he has been an instructor for many of them. His writings and presentations are often known for their real-world, contrarian views. He was the weekly security columnist for InfoWorld and CSO magazines between 2005 - 2019.

Joanne Hall

Joanne Hall

Senior Lecturer
Dr Joanne Hall is a Senior Lecturer in mathematics and cybersecurity at RMIT. With a background in abstract algebra, her research has focused on the mathematical structures used in cryptography. Her r...
Joanne Hall

Joanne Hall

Senior Lecturer

Dr Joanne Hall is a Senior Lecturer in mathematics and cybersecurity at RMIT.  With a background in abstract algebra, her research has focused on the mathematical structures used in cryptography.  Her role as the internships coordinator and Program Manager for the Master of Cybersecurity degree has led to broadening her research to include cybersecurity curriculum issues and the cybersecurity needs of small business.  In the 2021 Cybercon(Online) Dr Hall spoke about industry engaged cyber security curriculum.

Reinhart Hansen

Reinhart Hansen

Director Of Technology, Office Of The CTO
Reinhart is an experienced Information Technology and Cyber Security leader with over 25 years of experience. His career is founded by a degree in Computer Science from the Royal Melbourne Institute o...
Reinhart Hansen

Reinhart Hansen

Director Of Technology, Office Of The CTO

Reinhart is an experienced Information Technology and Cyber Security leader with over 25 years of experience. His career is founded by a degree in Computer Science from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) where he majored in Data Security and Communications.

Initially developing applications and security middleware for the Financial Services industry his career quickly became focused on helping organisations manage cyber risk by securing their applications, infrastructure and data using a wide variety of vendor technology combined with industry best security practices. He has a demonstrated history of working in technology advisory, architecture, solution design and pre-sales roles.

Reinhart is passionate about all aspects of cyber security and has been with Imperva since 2015. Initially working as a principal SE in the APJ region, he is currently a Director of Technology within Imperva’s CTO Office.

Brian Hay

Brian Hay

Executive Director
Brian Hay APM has a rare blend of cyber security skills and business attributes. Long considered a Thought Leader in the world of Cyber Security he learned his craft not from the technical demands of...
Brian Hay

Brian Hay

Executive Director

Brian Hay APM has a rare blend of cyber security skills and business attributes. Long considered a Thought Leader in the world of Cyber Security he learned his craft not from the technical demands of the industry but rather by focusing on the activities of organised crime and cyber criminals. Prior to commencing Cultural Cyber Security Brian was the Lead CISO Advisor APAC for Unisys, General Manager Security for Dimension Data, Australia, and Detective Superintendent at Queensland Police, where he served 35 years. Since 2004, he has worked extensively in the area of financial, identity and cybercrime. He was Commander of the Queensland Police Fraud & Cyber Crime Group, Chair of the Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency’s eCrime Working Group, a pivotal driver of the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network, and member of the Federal Attorney-General’s National Cybercrime Working Group.

​In 2009 Brian was the recipient of an international award from McAfee for efforts in combating cybercrime - ""The International Award for Cyber Crime Fighter of the Year"". Brian is also the recipient of the Australian Police Medal, and in 2010 he was the recipient of the National AusCERT Award for Individual Excellence in Information Security.

Chris Jacob

Chris Jacob

Global Vice President, Threat Intelligence Engineering
As VP of Threat Intelligence Engineering, Chris Jacob leads a global team of engineers in working with prospects and customers to assess their current approach to intelligence, understand their needs,...
Chris Jacob

Chris Jacob

Global Vice President, Threat Intelligence Engineering

As VP of Threat Intelligence Engineering, Chris Jacob leads a global team of engineers in working with prospects and customers to assess their current approach to intelligence, understand their needs, and provide them with a product driven solution. Chris has over 15 years of experience in Information Security, beginning with serving as Battalion Information Systems Coordinator during his time in the Marine Corps, and including leadership positions at Sourcefire, Fidelis Cybersecurity and Webroot.

Meghan Jacquot

Meghan Jacquot

Cybersecurity Engineer
Meghan Jacquot is a cybersecurity engineer with Inspectiv and a curious lifelong learner with a commitment to sharing what she has learned. She is passionate about helping others, speaking at conferen...
Meghan Jacquot

Meghan Jacquot

Cybersecurity Engineer

Meghan Jacquot is a cybersecurity engineer with Inspectiv and a curious lifelong learner with a commitment to sharing what she has learned. She is passionate about helping others, speaking at conferences to increase cyber awareness, and is particularly interested in cloud security, threat intelligence, investigating vulnerabilities, and the ethical use of data.  She is President of WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, Research Board Advisory Member for BBWIC Foundation, OWASP CFP reviewer, Staff at The Diana Initiative, and a SANS CFP Reviewer and CTF creator. To relax you also might see her visiting national parks, gardening, or hanging with her chinchilla. She’s happy to connect with others on LinkedIn, Twitter @CarpeDiemT3ch, and on her CarpeDiemT3ch YouTube channel.

Faizal Janif

Faizal Janif

Senior Vice President And Head Of Cyber Advisory Asia Pacific
Faizal is a senior security executive who sits on the Australian Information Security Association’s (AISA) Executive Advisory Board, sat on the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) panel reviewing...
Faizal Janif

Faizal Janif

Senior Vice President And Head Of Cyber Advisory Asia Pacific

Faizal is a senior security executive who sits on the Australian Information Security Association’s (AISA) Executive Advisory Board, sat on the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) panel reviewing the Australian Cyber Security Strategy, member of the Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) and has worked closely with Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) and most recently Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and The Department of Home Affairs, In addition Faizal is also the founder of the Cyber 12. 

Teresa Janowski

Teresa Janowski

Founder & Ceo
Over 25 years, Teresa Janowski improved the corporate training and quality programs of companies including Telstra, Motorola, BAE Systems and SAAB Technologies. In 2013 she seized the opportunity to j...
Teresa Janowski

Teresa Janowski

Founder & Ceo

Over 25 years, Teresa Janowski improved the corporate training and quality programs of companies including Telstra, Motorola, BAE Systems and SAAB Technologies. In 2013 she seized the opportunity to join the STEM Nation team, applying her expertise to the empowerment of young people pursuing STEM careers. As the CEO, Teresa has been instrumental in the creation of programs that build both technical and personal skills of students passionate about STEM: this includes the Concept2Creation Program and STEM Sista and STEM Mista mentoring programs, which give students the chance to solve real world problems, learn life skills, and build the resilience required to succeed both in their STEM careers and into the future. In 2021 new programs were launched to support the growing demand for Cyber talent. Cyber Sista has been a great success and in 2022 Teresa and her team with delivering Cyber Sista and Mista across Australia.
Teresa is married with adult children and enjoys working on cars on the weekend with her husband.

Erin Jolley

Erin Jolley

Director
Erin Jolley is an accomplished cyber security leader specialising in Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) capability development. She has over a decade of experience working in Federal Government and the A...
Erin Jolley

Erin Jolley

Director

Erin Jolley is an accomplished cyber security leader specialising in Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) capability development. She has over a decade of experience working in Federal Government and the Australian Intelligence Community.

Erin is passionate about developing new capability to solve a problem, especially where technology can play a key role. She strongly believes people are an organisation's most valuable resource and loves helping others to learn and build rewarding careers.

Erin oversees Deloitte Australia's national portfolio of CTI services and initiatives. She is also part of a specialised team working on the solution delivery, operation and architecture/design for the Australian Cyber Security Centre Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing (CTIS) platform.

Gilbert Joseph

Gilbert Joseph

Systems Engineer
I’m a Systems Engineer with Palo Alto Networks. With over 25 years of vast industry experience in the cyber security space - i’ve worked with many organisations in the channel partner eco-system. Star...
Gilbert Joseph

Gilbert Joseph

Systems Engineer

I’m a Systems Engineer with Palo Alto Networks. With over 25 years of vast industry experience in the cyber security space - i’ve worked with many organisations in the channel partner eco-system. Starting in the late 90s - supporting and maintaining network infrastructures within end user organisations in Manufacturing. In the early 2000s designing & delivering network & security solutions with systems integrators and working Service Providers to provide key mobile and cloud services as a Tech specialist. Worked in a consulting capacity delivering solutions through a tech distributor to not only affect supply chain cost but provide customer value directly. In the last 3 years, my role at Palo Alto Networks has allowed me to consolidate a lot of the expertise to provide not only value but insights to our customers as they navigate their security challenges in the ever evolving cyber threat landscape.

Throughout my career - i’ve witnessed how technological advances have shaped and transformed the workplace and always had an interest on how we can drive innovation. The rate of change and sophisticated capabilities what we’re witnessing is unprecedented. How do we then prepare to meet the technological demands of the market in 2022 and beyond.

Tom Kellerman

Tom Kellerman

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy
Tom Kellermann is the Head of Cybersecurity Strategy for VMware Inc. Previously Tom held the position of Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black Inc. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Tom was the CE...
Tom Kellerman

Tom Kellerman

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Tom Kellermann is the Head of Cybersecurity Strategy for VMware Inc. Previously Tom held the position of Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black Inc.

Prior to joining Carbon Black, Tom was the CEO and founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures. In 2020, he was appointed to the Cyber Investigations Advisory Board for the United States Secret Service. On January 19, 2017, Tom was appointed the Wilson Center’s Global Fellow for Cyber Policy.

Tom previously held the positions of Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Trend Micro; Vice President of Security for Core Security and Deputy CISO for the World Bank Treasury.

In 2008 Tom was appointed a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President of the United States.

In 2003 he co-authored the Book “Electronic Safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age.”

Since 2018 Tom has led the research and analysis efforts behind VMware's "Modern Bank Heists" report series, providing insights from interviews he has conducted with hundreds of Financial Sector leaders and CISOs around the world.

Paresh Kerai

Paresh Kerai

Head Of Product Strategy And Security
Paresh Kerai is currently Heads the Product Strategy and Security as part of the Sapien Cyber team, managing the technical aspect of the software design of the technology and infrastructure. Paresh ha...
Paresh Kerai

Paresh Kerai

Head Of Product Strategy And Security

Paresh Kerai is currently Heads the Product Strategy and Security as part of the Sapien Cyber team, managing the technical aspect of the software design of the technology and infrastructure. Paresh has over a decade of cyber security and industrial control system experience and is passionate about threat intelligence, forensics, and ICS/OT security architecture.

Adrian Kitto

Adrian Kitto

Chief Technology Officer
Adrian is the Chief Technology Officer of SaaS Security Posture Manager Detexian; he has over 20 years of IT and security experience primarily in IDAM and Cloud roles. The last 10 years of this experi...
Adrian Kitto

Adrian Kitto

Chief Technology Officer

Adrian is the Chief Technology Officer of SaaS Security Posture Manager Detexian; he has over 20 years of IT and security experience primarily in IDAM and Cloud roles. The last 10 years of this experience have been spent in senior architecture positions, providing strategy and risk advisement services to senior and executive management. Adrian has consulted across a range of industries including some of the largest financial, utility and aviation companies in Australia and NZ.
Adrian has spoken at regional conferences on topics such as security posture management and shifting security to the left to move from DevOps to DevSecOps.

Charles Li

Charles Li

Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
Charles Li is the Chief Analyst at TeamT5. He leads the TeamT5 analyst team in threat intelligence research. He has been studying cyber attacks and campaign tracking for more than 10 years. His resear...
Charles Li

Charles Li

Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst

Charles Li is the Chief Analyst at TeamT5. He leads the TeamT5 analyst team in threat intelligence research. He has been studying cyber attacks and campaign tracking for more than 10 years. His research interests include vulnerability research, reverse engineering and APT attacks. He often publishes research and gives training courses at security conferences.

Andrew Lynes

Andrew Lynes

Architect (Cyber Security)
Andrew is a cyber security architect with Microsoft's Compromise Recovery Security Practice (CRSP). CRSP is a global team of cyber security specialists with skills and experience in guiding customers...
Andrew Lynes

Andrew Lynes

Architect (Cyber Security)

Andrew is a cyber security architect with Microsoft's Compromise Recovery Security Practice (CRSP). CRSP is a global team of cyber security specialists with skills and experience in guiding customers on rapidly recovering from a cyber attack and modernising their security strategy. Andrew has over 25 years of IT industry experience, including 19 years at Microsoft. In that time, he's had various roles including as a software developer, solution architect and enterprise support engineer. His current focus is compromise recovery, Active Directory security, threat analytics and privileged access management.

Paul McCarty

Paul McCarty

Cto
Paul started his IT career in the early nineties and has specialized in helping teams build and deliver secure applications for more than two decades. He’s done it for NASA, John Deere, Boeing, the US...
Paul McCarty

Paul McCarty

Cto

Paul started his IT career in the early nineties and has specialized in helping teams build and deliver secure applications for more than two decades.  He’s done it for NASA, John Deere, Boeing, the US military, Queensland government, and a whole lot of other organizations.   Eventually, he founded SecureStack to address a problem that he had been battling for years:  security tools are not built for developers, so guess what?  Developers don’t use those tools!  Paul and his team built a platform that lets companies identify security and availability gaps in their web applications and then FIX those issues easily without forcing their developers to become security experts.  He’s also a pretty good snowboarder and a proud father of 3 amazing kids.

Anneliese McDowell

Anneliese McDowell

Principal, Strategy & Consulting
Anneliese McDowell is the Melbourne-based Principal, Strategy & Consulting at CyberCX, where she specialises in partnering with clients in the telecommunication, energy and government sectors. Wit...
Anneliese McDowell

Anneliese McDowell

Principal, Strategy & Consulting

Anneliese McDowell is the Melbourne-based Principal, Strategy & Consulting at CyberCX, where she specialises in partnering with clients in the telecommunication, energy and government sectors. With almost 20 years of strategic analysis and advisory expertise in information and cyber security, intelligence, and program and portfolio governance, Anneliese has led large, complex projects across security portfolio management, governance, executive and board reporting, and incident response planning. Prior to joining CyberCX, Anneliese had careers in the telecommunications industry and the Commonwealth Government. A passionate advocate for continuous learning and development, Anneliese holds several project management, governance and cyber security certifications.

Connie McIntosh

Connie McIntosh

Head Of Security
Connie McIntosh, Global Conference Presenter and Emcee, Cybersecurity leader. Head of Security for Ericsson Market Area MOAI is responsible for Cyber Security, Information Security, Product Security,...
Connie McIntosh

Connie McIntosh

Head Of Security

Connie McIntosh, Global Conference Presenter and Emcee, Cybersecurity leader. Head of Security for Ericsson Market Area MOAI is responsible for Cyber Security, Information Security, Product Security, Operational Security and Privacy for Ericsson Market Area, working with Customer Units, R&D, Global Services areas end to end. Previously Connie was Head of Security Assurance for all of Ericsson's products in our Finland office.

Connie has worked in Australian Government Secure Classified Networks and Cyber Security. Holding senior roles in the Australian Federal Government's CERT, Australian Federal Parliament Secure Communication Network, Federal Government’s ASNET, Department of Defence and University of the Sunshine Coast's Institute for Cyber Investigations and Forensics

Education:
Masters and Bachelor Degrees in Information Systems from University of Canberra.

Certifications
· CISCO CCNA Cyber
· Cellebrite Mobile Forensic Fundamental Qualified
· CCE Bootcamp
· QUT Cyber Security
· CSU Hacking Countermeasures
· Cisco ICND
· SANS Network Security
· DHS CISA Control System Cybersecurity
· Autopsy Digital Forensics

Published
Featured in the inaugural Women in Cyber Book Hacking Gender Barriers
Featured in book Hacking Gender Barriers: Europe's Top Cyber Women
Australian Cyber Security Magazine
The Adviser Magazine
Featured in Australian Security Magazine and Australian Cyber Security Women in Security

Mitra Minai

Mitra Minai

Cyber Partner
I am a Technology and Security Executive with over 20 years’ experience working in the Health, Financial and Professional Services industries. I am a recognised leader in defining and delivering Cyber...
Mitra Minai

Mitra Minai

Cyber Partner

I am a Technology and Security Executive with over 20 years’ experience working in the Health, Financial and Professional Services industries. I am a recognised leader in defining and delivering Cyber Security and Technology transformation programs and centres of excellence.

I am a trusted Security advisor to senior executives including Board of Directors and Risk and Audit Committees, delivering effective governance insights for prioritisation, investment and decision making.

I am a subject matter professional in effective Governance and Risk management models. I am a member of the International Standards Organisation (ISO), defining and implementing international standards, including AS/NZS 31000 Risk Management, ISO/IEC 38500 IT Governance and ISO27001/2 Information Security standards, as well as NIST and COBIT Frameworks. This puts me at the forefront of thought leadership and standards review and publications covering effective Governance and Risk Management practices.

I served on the ISACA Melbourne Chapter Board for over 17 years, successfully leading various strategic, membership growth and retention and certifications promotion initiatives for ISACA. During my tenure, our membership base has grown by over 50% and for two consecutive years, the Melbourne Chapter has been recognised by ISACA International for exception service and commitment to members.

Annelies Moens

Annelies Moens

Managing Director
Annelies Moens is Managing Director at Privcore. Her vision is to make privacy core business – a discipline integral to business and government. In recognition for her global privacy expertise, Anneli...
Annelies Moens

Annelies Moens

Managing Director

Annelies Moens is Managing Director at Privcore. Her vision is to make privacy core business – a discipline integral to business and government. In recognition for her global privacy expertise, Annelies was selected as one of Australia's Superstars of STEM for 2021-2022. She is also a mentor for the Australian Government's Boosting Female Founders initiative.

Annelies co-founded the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Australia and New Zealand and was its President in 2011-2012. Annelies has been consulting in privacy since 2012. She conducts privacy impact assessments and privacy health checks, data breach prevention, response and regulatory engagement and builds privacy programs for clients so they can increase trust and confidence.

Annelies’ strong foundations in privacy were built at Australia’s federal privacy regulator over five years, where she developed extensive assurance and complaint handling expertise and led audit and investigation teams. Her previous roles have also included Deputy Managing Director at IIS, External Relations Manager at AustLII and Group Manager and Chief Privacy Officer at the Copyright Agency Limited.

Annelies holds an MBA (distinction) from Vlerick Business School, Belgium, Law (First Class Hons), Arts and Science degrees with emphasis on computer science and artificial intelligence from The University of Queensland.

John Moran

John Moran

Partner
John is a recognised expert in the cyber risk and incident response space, leading one of the largest, dedicated cyber incident response teams in Australia and New Zealand. His team have advised on ov...
John Moran

John Moran

Partner

John is a recognised expert in the cyber risk and incident response space, leading one of the largest, dedicated cyber incident response teams in Australia and New Zealand. His team have advised on over 2,000 cyber incidents in recent times, including some of the most high profile and complex incidents, both locally and globally. He has extensive experience advising clients across the full cyber lifecycle, from pre-incident readiness to boost an organisation's resilience and incident response through to claims, regulatory investigations and recovery proceedings that often ensue following an incident. He works closely and has strong relationships with stakeholders who operate across the cyber risk eco-system to achieve favourable outcomes for clients including regulators, law enforcement, government bodies and non-legal advisors.

Nathan Morelli

Nathan Morelli

Head Of Cyber Security And IT Resilience
Nathan Morelli is the Head of Cyber Security and IT Resilience at SA Power Networks. SA Power Networks is the state’s sole electricity distributor, building, maintaining and upgrading the poles, wires...
Nathan Morelli

Nathan Morelli

Head Of Cyber Security And IT Resilience

Nathan Morelli is the Head of Cyber Security and IT Resilience at SA Power Networks. SA Power Networks is the state’s sole electricity distributor, building, maintaining and upgrading the poles, wires and substations that deliver power to around 900,000 homes and businesses.
As a member of the IT Leadership Team at SA Power Networks, he is responsible for leading the capability responsible for protecting the reliability and integrity of SA Power Networks systems through the delivery of the following;
- A leading cyber security risk management capability
- Resilient IT systems and supporting processes
- A modern digital identity management capability
As a successful cyber security professional, Nathan has worked across defence, consulting, private and public organisations. Prior to SA Power Networks, Nathan held management roles within Naval Group Australia, the Adelaide JCSC and the SA Department for Education. Nathan has experience in leading large and small cyber security teams, delivering to strategic goals, with measurable cyber security outcomes.
Nathan plays an active role in the growth of the cyber security community in South Australia, through roles as the Adelaide branch chair for the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and a member of the Privacy Committee of South Australia.

Claudia Muller

Claudia Muller

Lead Cyber Intelligence Analyst
Claudia’s job is to understand and anticipate how geopolitics and global events manifest as cyber risk. She spearheaded the development of CyberCX’s Cyber Intelligence team, demonstrating subject matt...
Claudia Muller

Claudia Muller

Lead Cyber Intelligence Analyst

Claudia’s job is to understand and anticipate how geopolitics and global events manifest as cyber risk. She spearheaded the development of CyberCX’s Cyber Intelligence team, demonstrating subject matter expertise and an ability to engage with technical teams and senior leaders to deliver for clients.

Claudia has a reputation for being an imaginative and strategic thinker and she relishes wicked problems. She excels at synthesising geopolitical and cyber threat information, to tailor and contextualise intelligence to meet bespoke needs. In previous roles, Claudia has worked in point-in-time Open Source Intelligence analysis for ultra-high net worth families.

Alex Nehmy

Alex Nehmy

Industry 4.0 Director
Alex Nehmy is Director of Industry 4.0 at Palo Alto Networks. Alex has specialised in cyber security for the past 20 years. Alex has consulted nationally and internationally for KPMG as well as led cy...
Alex Nehmy

Alex Nehmy

Industry 4.0 Director

Alex Nehmy is Director of Industry 4.0 at Palo Alto Networks. Alex has specialised in cyber security for the past 20 years. Alex has consulted nationally and internationally for KPMG as well as led cyber security for Australia's largest defence prime.

Alex built the cyber security capabilities for The University of Adelaide and also SA Power Networks, where he brought the IT and Operational Technology groups together to secure the South Australian electricity grid and watched the disruption from the green energy revolution play out with the huge growth of rooftop solar and initiatives such as the virtual power plant with Tesla.

Alex brings a wealth of industry experience, especially in critical infrastructure, to Palo Alto Networks.

Jamie Norton

Jamie Norton

Partner
Jamie Norton is an established leader in the security field and former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with the Australian Taxation Office. He has been a member of the global CISM Certificat...
Jamie Norton

Jamie Norton

Partner

Jamie Norton is an established leader in the security field and former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with the Australian Taxation Office. He has been a member of the global CISM Certification Working Group for ISACA and co-chair of the Cyber Security Stakeholders Group (CSSG) with Chartered Accountants Australia and the CPA. He has been involved in several senior government committees on cyber resilience, including contributing to the Australian Cyber Security Strategy 2020 and the ASD IRAP and Cloud programs. As an experienced CISO, Jamie regularly works with boards, executives, and security leaders to advocate the business case for better security, improve reporting and metrics, and refine organisational security strategy. Leveraging his real-word experience, Jamie offers guidance and mentoring to business leaders and organisations seeking security leadership advice.

Brian Odian

Brian Odian

Director - Consulting Advisory Services - Apac
Brian is the Director of Asia Pacific Consulting Advisory Services at Viking Cloud, based in Sydney. He has over 34 years IT industry experience including roles as a Security Delivery Manager and Glob...
Brian Odian

Brian Odian

Director - Consulting Advisory Services - Apac

Brian is the Director of Asia Pacific Consulting Advisory Services at Viking Cloud, based in Sydney. He has over 34 years IT industry experience including roles as a Security Delivery Manager and Global Security and Transformation Lead for large worldwide information technology corporations. During his career he has been across a wide range of industries and roles, including global management experience across multiple cultures and business environments. Experienced in running global security programs, and some of the largest regional projects in Asia Pacific, Brian brings a mix of project management, security and compliance credentials together (CISM, CRISC,PMP, QSA, CDPSE, ISO27001 IA) to achieve the best results in delivering security solutions and compliance programs. He has been published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and by MSSP Alert, presented at multiple industry conferences and conducted webinars on topics like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Compliance Intelligence.

David Ormrod

David Ormrod

Director
Dave Ormrod is an experienced cyber-security program manager and information systems assessor. Dave excels in bringing together multi-disciplinary teams, to effectively translate strategy into tangibl...
David Ormrod

David Ormrod

Director

Dave Ormrod is an experienced cyber-security program manager and information systems assessor. Dave excels in bringing together multi-disciplinary teams, to effectively translate strategy into tangible technical business outcomes. He is experienced in risk management, strategic thinking and dealing with complex problems in uncertain environments.
Dave is a certified Australian Company Director and Associate Professor of Cyber Security. He is also a long-term member of the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP).

Amy Ormrod

Amy Ormrod

Director
Amy is a Director in Cybersecurity & Digital Trust at PwC, based in Canberra. Amy has more than 15 years of cyber/management consulting experience leading cyber, business transformation and consul...
Amy Ormrod

Amy Ormrod

Director

Amy is a Director in Cybersecurity & Digital Trust at PwC, based in Canberra. Amy has more than 15 years of cyber/management consulting experience leading cyber, business transformation and consulting teams across Australia, New Zealand and Internationally. Amy has a broad security skill set with expertise across threat intelligence and emulation, OSINT, vulnerability assessments, cybersecurity strategy, governance, risk and compliance. Amy is an authentic and highly motivated individual, with a great passion to drive impact across the Federal Government and Defence industries in the cybersecurity domain.

Rob Parker

Rob Parker

Partner, Cyber
Rob is a Cyber Partner with Deloitte Risk Advisory. Rob is a well-known cyber leader who has been providing advice into government and industry on cyber resilience, digital transformation and national...
Rob Parker

Rob Parker

Partner, Cyber

Rob is a Cyber Partner with Deloitte Risk Advisory. Rob is a well-known cyber leader who has been providing advice into government and industry on cyber resilience, digital transformation and national level agendas for more than 20 years. He has helped organisations respond to security incidents, plan strategies around mitigating Cyber risk, and implementing robust security programs. Prior to joining Deloitte, Rob was the Lead Cyber and Identity Partner for Federal Government for PwC and has previously served as the Security Managing Director of Asia Pacific for Verizon. During his time at Verizon, Rob was responsible for managing more than 300 associates across Asia Pacific, four Security Operations Centres (SOCs), the APAC Verizon Cyber Security Intelligence Centre (VCIC), and three Forensics Labs, with direct management responsibility for product management, product development, service delivery and security sales operations.

Sergey Puzankov

Sergey Puzankov

Telecom Security Expert
Sergey Puzankov:Sergey has been working in telecom industry for more than 20 years. As the Security Researcher, he researches mobile operator security on the signaling networks. Sergey conducted resea...
Sergey Puzankov

Sergey Puzankov

Telecom Security Expert

Sergey Puzankov:
Sergey has been working in telecom industry for more than 20 years. As the Security Researcher, he researches mobile operator security on the signaling networks. Sergey conducted research of by-design vulnerabilities in SS7 networks, discovered a number of critical vulnerabilities in mobile network equipment, and showed how an intruder is able to bypass mobile operators' protection means. Author of many articles on telecom security.
Apart from that, Sergey actively contributes discovered vulnerabilities and the results of security researches to global organizations, such as GSMA and ITU, and shares knowledge with the telecom security at many conferences, such as BlackHat Asia, DEFCON, BSides, Hack.Lu, HackInParis, LeHACK, HitCon Pacific, and XCON.

Ashwin Ram

Ashwin Ram

Cyber Security Evangelist
Ashwin is a senior cyber security thought leader within the Office of the CTO at Check Point. He is a regular speaker at global cyber security events, sharing real-world stories and security research...
Ashwin Ram

Ashwin Ram

Cyber Security Evangelist

Ashwin is a senior cyber security thought leader within the Office of the CTO at Check Point. He is a regular speaker at global cyber security events, sharing real-world stories and security research to demonstrate the critical importance of striving for cyber resilience. He is also a winner of the fiercely competitive ‘Cyber Leadership Program (2020)’ and the ‘Cyber Strategy and Transformation Program (2021)’ from the prestigious Cyber Leadership Institutes.

Rodman Ramezanian

Rodman Ramezanian

Enterprise Cloud Security Advisor
With over 11 years’ worth of extensive cybersecurity industry experience, Rodman Ramezanian is an Enterprise Cloud Security Advisor, responsible for Technical Advisory, Enablement, Solution Design and...
Rodman Ramezanian

Rodman Ramezanian

Enterprise Cloud Security Advisor

With over 11 years’ worth of extensive cybersecurity industry experience, Rodman Ramezanian is an Enterprise Cloud Security Advisor, responsible for Technical Advisory, Enablement, Solution Design and Architecture at Skyhigh Security. In this role, he primarily focuses on Australian Federal Government, Defence, and Enterprise organisations.

Rodman specialises in the areas of Adversarial Threat Intelligence, Cyber Crime, Data Protection, and Cloud Security. He is an Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)-endorsed IRAP Assessor - currently holding CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CDPSE, Microsoft Azure, and MITRE ATT&CK CTI certifications.

Candidly, Rodman has a strong passion for articulating complex matters in simple terms, helping the average person and new security professionals understand the what, why, and how of cybersecurity.

Steffen Robertz

Steffen Robertz

Security Consultant
Steffen Robertz is a Security Consultant at SEC Consult who specializes in embedded systems. In his Job, he focuses on retrieving and reverse engineering of firmwares in order to find vulnerabilities....
Steffen Robertz

Steffen Robertz

Security Consultant

Steffen Robertz is a Security Consultant at SEC Consult who specializes in embedded systems. In his Job, he focuses on retrieving and reverse engineering of firmwares in order to find vulnerabilities. Due to his background as an electrical engineering student, he also takes interest in RF systems and hardware development.

Dushyant Sattiraju

Dushyant Sattiraju

Cyber Security Operations Manager
He holds two master’s degrees in Information Security and Business Information Systems. Over the past 9+ years at Deakin University, Dushyant was has worked in various areas in the field of ICT includ...
Dushyant Sattiraju

Dushyant Sattiraju

Cyber Security Operations Manager

He holds two master’s degrees in Information Security and Business Information Systems. Over the past 9+ years at Deakin University, Dushyant was has worked in various areas in the field of ICT including Application development, Business Analytics and Security.

As a SecOps Manager Dushyant is responsible for security incident response, threat hunting, vulnerability management. He has played a key role in Deakin’s security uplift and was awarded with VC’s award for outstanding contribution to the digital environment.

Dushyant is currently working on improving the cyber security operations centre capability at Deakin University.

John Selby

John Selby

Head Of Research & Training / Honorary Research Fellow
Dr John Selby CISSP, CISM, CIPM, CIPP/E is Privcore’s Head of Research and Training, an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Risk Analytics at Macquarie University, and a member of the Macquarie...
John Selby

John Selby

Head Of Research & Training / Honorary Research Fellow

Dr John Selby CISSP, CISM, CIPM, CIPP/E is Privcore’s Head of Research and Training, an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Risk Analytics at Macquarie University, and a member of the Macquarie University Cybersecurity Hub. He previously taught cybersecurity and privacy courses at Macquarie University.

Dr Selby has delivered multiple presentations on cyber-insurance at AISA Cyberconferences since 2019. He led the development of simprotect.org.au, an educational website and online game informing the Australian public about the risks of un-authorised mobile phone porting and identity theft, a research project funded by ECSTRA and Macquarie University. His grant-funded research includes analyses of how company boards can build trust in the face of cybersecurity risks, and online browser privacy risks. Since 2000, Dr Selby has researched, written, trained and presented on many topics including: cyber-insurance, differences and tensions between cybersecurity and privacy, responding to data breaches and mitigating risks, data localisation laws globally, spam, and biases in artificial intelligence (AI). His audiences have included the UN Internet Governance Forum and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr Selby has been a Visiting Professor at universities in Norway, Switzerland and the USA. He previously practiced as a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons.

Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah

Managing Director
Rajiv Shah has a PhD in quantum physics and 25 years of experience in the cyber, intelligence and security business for over 20 years. He has held a broad range of senior leadership roles with major m...
Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah

Managing Director

Rajiv Shah has a PhD in quantum physics and 25 years of experience in the cyber, intelligence and security business for over 20 years. He has held a broad range of senior leadership roles with major multinational companies and now leads his own consulting business, MDR Security, providing expert consulting advisory services to government and businesses. Rajiv is also a Fellow of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and has published a number of public policy research papers in the cyber security field. He has spent time working in the UK and the US, and since 2011 has been based in Canberra, Australia.
Rajiv has a broad range of cyber security business and technical expertise and has worked with Federal Government, state government, large enterprises and small businesses. His cyber expertise includes strategy and policy development, understanding risks and vulnerabilities, network protection solutions, analytic and machine intelligence approaches, and specialist solutions. He has experience of engaging at all levels of government and commercial organisations from board-level/CxO to engineers and operators.

Syed Shahzad

Syed Shahzad

PhD Researcher
Syed is an experienced cybersecurity expert with an academic and technical background and deep knowledge of security strategy, architectures, resilience, and governance. He has worked in the national...
Syed Shahzad

Syed Shahzad

PhD Researcher

Syed is an experienced cybersecurity expert with an academic and technical background and deep knowledge of security strategy, architectures, resilience, and governance. He has worked in the national security sectors and provided consulting services for law enforcement, government, and financial sector clients in the UK, Australia and the United States.

He is currently pursuing PhD at [email protected], developing a cyber resilience engineering framework for critical space infrastructure and assets. Syed graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) with an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in computer science (majors in ICT security). He later obtained his second postgraduate from St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford. Additionally, Syed holds several professional certifications, including the highly regarded CISSP and CISM.

Daryl Sheppard

Daryl Sheppard

Anchoram Consulting
Daryl has spent the last 20 years working in various cybersecurity roles both in government and the private sector. Daryl has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wal...
Daryl Sheppard

Daryl Sheppard

Anchoram Consulting

Daryl has spent the last 20 years working in various cybersecurity roles both in government and the private sector. Daryl has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales and is currently a Ph.D. candidate with the University of Tasmania. He is researching the involvement of human factors in cybersecurity within organizations.

E-Yang Tang

E-Yang Tang

Vice President - CTO Cybersecurity
E-Yang Tang is the Vice President – CTO Cybersecurity at CGI Australia. His passion for law enforcement began during his time as a Police Officer with the Singapore Police Coast Guard Division. Follow...
E-Yang Tang

E-Yang Tang

Vice President - CTO Cybersecurity

E-Yang Tang is the Vice President – CTO Cybersecurity at CGI Australia.

His passion for law enforcement began during his time as a Police Officer with the Singapore Police Coast Guard Division. Following a few years of hot pursuits intercepting traffickers and smugglers, he obtained a first-class honours degree in Computer Engineering, majoring in Public Key Cryptography, from Monash University.

From here he was able to translate his commitment to law enforcement into cybersecurity, embarking on a career that has so far spanned 23 years and included notable organisations such as RSA, EMC, Verizon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Ernst and Young.

An Open Group TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect and ISC2 CISSP certified professional, E-Yang is also an ardent follower of the Security Legislation Amendment Critical Infrastructure Protection (SLACIP) Act 2022. At CGI, he provides advice on identifying, detecting, preventing and responding to cybersecurity events while at the same minimising any impact on human life.

A thought leader in the development of cybersecurity approaches to Operational Technology, E-Yang is also a passionate mentor of the next generation of cyber professionals and regularly shares his expertise and knowledge at cybersecurity events.

Find out more about E-Yang Tang, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/e-yang-tang/;

David Tattam

David Tattam

Chief Research And Content Officer
David Tattam - Chief Research & Content Officer David Tattam is the Chief Research & Content Officer and co-founder of the Protecht Group. David’s vision is to redefine the way the world think...
David Tattam

David Tattam

Chief Research And Content Officer

David Tattam - Chief Research & Content Officer

David Tattam is the Chief Research & Content Officer and co-founder of the Protecht Group. David’s vision is to redefine the way the world thinks about risk and to pioneer the development of risk management to its rightful place as a key driver of value creation in each of Protecht’s clients.

David is passionate about risk and risk management and in reaping the value that risk and good risk management can create for any organisation willing to embrace it. He is prolific in creating a wide range of content delivered in blogs, ebooks, webinars and training courses having developed Protecht’s comprehensive suite of risk management training courses and has, and continues, to train many thousands of risk practitioners across the globe. David also manages Protecht’s consulting business offering a range of risk consulting capabilities.
He is also the author of "A Short Guide to Operational Risk".

Prior to co-founding Protecht, David was the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Operations for the Australian operations of two global banks.

Fred Thiele

Fred Thiele

Chief Information Security Officer
Fred began his career in cyber security in 1998 while working at his university library fixing buggy code and keeping legacy systems running. Since then, Fred has dedicated himself to a pragmatic appr...
Fred Thiele

Fred Thiele

Chief Information Security Officer

Fred began his career in cyber security in 1998 while working at his university library fixing buggy code and keeping legacy systems running. Since then, Fred has dedicated himself to a pragmatic approach to cyber security, leading technology teams in large enterprises, government organisations, mid-sized consulting businesses, and his own consulting firm. Fred wears two hats as the CISO for Interactive: one as a customer advocate for Interactive to ensure our services are meeting expectations, and two working with the internal teams to keep Interactive’s people and systems safe.

Tony Vizza

Tony Vizza

Board Member
Tony Vizza has been involved in the information technology, information security and privacy fields for more than 25 years. His information security credentials include CISSP, CCSP, CRISC, CISM, CIPP/...
Tony Vizza

Tony Vizza

Board Member

Tony Vizza has been involved in the information technology, information security and privacy fields for more than 25 years. His information security credentials include CISSP, CCSP, CRISC, CISM, CIPP/E and he is a certified ISO/IEC 27001 Senior Lead Auditor. Tony has a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from the University of Technology, Sydney, a Global Executive MBA from the University of Sydney which included study at Stanford University, The London School of Economics and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and is currently studying a Juris Doctor law degree at the University of New South Wales. Tony is also a Cyber Security Ambassador for the NSW Government and a Member of the Board for the Australian Information Security Association (AISA).

David Vohradsky

David Vohradsky

Director
David Vohradsky Is the founder of Cyberisk Australia, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy specializing in cybersecurity risk quantification and remediation road maps, digital transformation and third...
David Vohradsky

David Vohradsky

Director

David Vohradsky Is the founder of Cyberisk Australia, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy specializing in cybersecurity risk quantification and remediation road maps, digital transformation and third-party risk assessments, and cyber policy and risk framework development for Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) mid-capitalization organizations and medium-sized government agencies. Vohradsky has previously held senior-level management and consulting positions with Protiviti, Commonwealth Bank, the New South Wales Government, Macquarie Bank and Tata Consultancy Services. He is also a member of the ISACA® Information and Technology Risk Advisory Group.

Charity Wright

Charity Wright

Expert Threat Intelligence Analyst
Charity Wright is a threat intelligence analyst with over 15 years of experience in the US Army and the US National Security Agency, where she served as a Chinese Linguist and Intelligence Analyst. Sh...
Charity Wright

Charity Wright

Expert Threat Intelligence Analyst

Charity Wright is a threat intelligence analyst with over 15 years of experience in the US Army and the US National Security Agency, where she served as a Chinese Linguist and Intelligence Analyst. She has been analyzing cyber threats in the private sector since 2015, with a focus on Chinese state-sponsored threats and dark web cybercrime.

Charity has a bachelors degree in International Studies with a concentration in Asia Studies from Hawaii Pacific University and an associates degree in Mandarin Chinese.

Charity now researches cyber threat intelligence, disinformation and influence operations, and strategic intelligence at Recorded Future. Charity lives near Dallas, Texas, USA with her 2 kids and 3 dogs.

Silvia Yeh

Silvia Yeh

Threat Intelligence Analyst
Silvia Yeh works as a Threat Intelligence Analyst at the TeamT5 CTI team. Her research interests include: OSINT, China's cyber policies, as well as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and Information O...
Silvia Yeh

Silvia Yeh

Threat Intelligence Analyst

Silvia Yeh works as a Threat Intelligence Analyst at the TeamT5 CTI team. Her research interests include: OSINT, China's cyber policies, as well as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and Information Operations targeting the APAC region. She has given presentations at international conferences including Black Hat Asia 2022, SANS CTI Summit 2022, CODE BLUE 2021, HITCON Pacific 2021, etc.