Embedding a positive security culture to help mitigate & manage cyber risks
Conference Date
24th & 25th March 2020
Dockside Sydney
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Your most important line of defence is your people
After some high profile breaches and heightened focus on cyber security for the sector, the Cyber Security for Higher Education conference is here to help you better protect your institution.

Learn from your colleagues, peers and industry experts to understand how to improve human resilience to and implement better solutions against the latest cyber threats. Disrupt traditional thinking, challenge the status quo and arm yourself with knowledge to prepare for what’s to come.

Benefits of attending 
  • Direct & shape your own culture initiatives to embed a positive security culture
  • Understand the broader threat landscape & how government expects the sector to respond
  • Implement an effective cyber strategy to improve resilience to threats
  • Learn from other types of research organisations on how they overcome cyber challenges
  • Build a dialogue with your Board that highlights the importance of effective cybersecurity governance
  • Establish trust & transparency with key stakeholders, to ensure security is always front of mind
Who will attend?
Tertiary Education providers, Admissions Centres & Government Departments with roles and responsibility for:
  • CISO / CIO
  • Heads of Cyber
  • Cyber Operations
  • Heads of IT
  • Heads of Information Security
  • IT Governance
  • IT Architecture
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Higher Education

Benefits of attending

  • Move towards a human centric approach to cyber security
  • Develop an effective cyber security strategy
  • Build a resilient cyber security ecosystem
  • Unpack national security risks & the future cyber threat landscape
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Key Speakers

Graham Ingram
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Oxford, UK
Scott MacLeod
First Assistant Director-General, Protect, Assure & Enable
Australian Cyber Security Centre
Suthagar Seevaratnam
Chief Information Security Officer
Australian National University
Tony Aramze
Chief Information Security Officer
RMIT University


What People Are Saying

  • “Universities have a responsibility to their students and staff to have the strongest defences in place to protect the information they hold.”

    The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, media release, August 2019


  • Date: 18 Nov 2019  By: Criterion Content Team

    You’ve heard about the recent cyber attacks on Australian Universities stemming from foreign bodies but the statistics are elusive at best. We did the hard work to find the most important facts to know about this new era of cyber espionage. Download the high quality version here: cyber security info (1) The Cyber Security for …

  • Date: 8 Oct 2019  By: Criterion Content Team

    Following a year of prolific cyber attacks on Australian Universities, a new federal government taskforce will address resilience against foreign interference.  Containing equal representation from universities and government agencies, the University Foreign Interference Taskforce will have a core focus on ensuring universities are “resilient to unauthorised access, manipulation, disruption or damage”. The cyber security working …

  • Date: 18 Jul 2019  By: Criterion Content Team

    Universities are facing increasing pressure with growing student numbers, undertaking digital transformation and protecting sensitive information.  An attack on a major Australian university last month compromised the details of approximately 200,000 people. The unauthorised access dates back 19 years but was only detected in June this year.  The Vice-Chancellor said there was unauthorised access to significant …

  • Date: 20 Jun 2019  By: Maisie Holder

    The recent cyber attacks on major Australian Universities have other institutions across the country preparing for similar events. ANU hit the headlines earlier this month, and now ACU has become the latest institute to suffer a breach when staff fell victim to a phishing scam. Both of these incidents have amplified the need for universities to …

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