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Cyber Security: A people problem

  • The Cluster 20/31 Queen Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

The number of detected cyber security incidents in Australia was the highest worldwide in 2014-15 with an increase of 109% compared to a 38.5% increase globally, according to local data from The Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, released by PwC.

Cyber security as we currently know it is built on trust. Trust that businesses have secure sites when collecting customer data. Trust that employees will create strong passwords and update them regularly. Trust that digital suppliers have strong coding practices in place. The weakest link in cyber security is us.
In this event we’ll be exploring:

  • The flaws in current cyber security measures 
  • Trends in attacks – including ransomware, phishing and insider threats
  • Global learnings and developments in cyber security
  • Building a ‘human firewall’ by instilling a culture of security within your organisation – from your team right through to your suppliers

This event is hosted in partnership with Entersoft.

Panellists

Kathy Coultas - Director of ICT /Tech Sector Development, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, State Government of Victoria

Kathy is a multi-disciplined professional with wide experience across Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. In the public sector, she has held senior positions in industry policy development, program delivery and trade and investment portfolios.  She has managed trade missions, industry development and investment attraction projects and tripartite councils across industry, Government and unions. In her current position with the Victoria Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Kathy leads a team responsible for strategic development of the digital technology sector and telecommunications infrastructure across in Victoria. 

Kathy has an Honours degree from Australian National University, and, as an Australian winner of a Japanese Government scholarship, completed a Masters degree in public policy at Saitama University in Japan. 

Paul Kang - Director, Entersoft

Paul is the Director of Entersoft, a global award-winning Cyber ecurity Startup head-quartered out of Brisbane and trusted by over 300 global brands. Through their custom products and services they help customers build robust, secure applications. Entersoft’s approach is a combination of offensive assessment, proactive monitoring and pragmatic managed security which provides highly cost effective and reliable solutions. With a team of elite Ethical Hackers they help organisations secure applications in the most cost-efficient and pragmatic way.

Entersoft have received multiple awards including Best Innovation in Cyber Security & Anti-Fraud at 2016 Australian FinTech Awards, ANZ High-Growth Business Start-Up Finalist and 2016 ANZIA (Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards) Security Finalist.

Matthew Green - Technology Advisory & Assurance Partner, Grant Thornton

Matthew is a technology advisory and assurance partner for Grant Thornton, one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms.  Matthew has over 15 years experience providing IT assurance and advisory services to Government and private enterprise in Australia, the USA, Asia and the Middle East.  Matthew’s extensive IT assurance and advisory experience convers business and technology across strategy, governance, operations, service delivery, procurement, major projects, cyber security and 3rd party assurance.  Matthew brings a significant depth of knowledge and experience in cyber security having worked with many organisations conducting cyber security maturity assessments, testing processes and controls, facilitating vulnerability scans and penetration testing and managing incident response and investigation.  Matthew is the Australian lead partner for a series of global insurance underwriters leading the investigation of cyber security related incidents and insurance claims.

Damien Rothstein - International Corporate/Government Consultant

Damien recently repatriated after 15 years overseas supporting clients in the United States, Germany, and Africa, working in all phases of international corporate/government consulting having worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, Jacobs Sverdrup, and Northrop Grumman.  

He started his career after completing his Masters studies in organisational psychology and strategic management at the University of Melbourne. After graduation, he was offered a contract role supporting the Commercial Consul at the United States Consulate in Melbourne. Damien’s ability to effectively elicit information from corporate entities, government officials, and board and senior decision makers, resulted in the US Government recruiting him as an Information Dominance Warfare (Intelligence) Officer assigned to the US Navy. There he was trained, and specialised in national and organic Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Special Operations. He learned how to play with satellites and remotely piloted aircraft (drones), and all about the world of the quiet professional.  After four years, he parlayed his combined background into collecting, measuring, and evaluating the long-range fiscal programmatic plans and policies for the US$1.2bn National Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Consolidated Cryptologic, and Defence Counterintelligence Programs at the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in Tampa, Florida.

In 2008 he was hand selected by Booz Allen leadership to support the US Government’s Counter Terrorism (CT) and Security Sector Assistance (SSA) efforts in Africa.  This necessitated a move to Stuttgart where his role markedly changed and spent the next seven years focused in the Strategic Communication arena, facilitating mission-specific partnerships and joint ventures between African, UK and German governments.

Ticket price includes drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the event report. 

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