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
Tertiary Education providers, Admissions Centres & Government Departments with roles and responsibility for:
- CISO / CIO
- DVCR / PVCR
- 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
- CASE STUDY: The ANU data breach & releasing the first publicly available report of its kind
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Putting users at the centre of the narrative – Establishing trust & transparency
- AHECS: Changing the cyber security threat landscape by the sector, for the sector
- CASE STUDY: Setting up a lean security operation centre on budget
- OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Understanding the current threat landscape & what is being done to better protect our universities
- INTERNATIONAL CLOSING KEYNOTE: How Information Security can be an enabler for research growth
- Cyber security governance: what your board & senior executives need to know & do
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Are cyber security & data privacy protection truly at odds with the ideals of academic freedom?
University of Oxford, UK
Australian Cyber Security Centre
Scott MacLeod is the First Assistant Director-General Protect, Assure and Enable at the Australian Signals Directorate‘s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). The Division is responsible for cyber security protection services and programs and capability delivery and sustainment.
Scott has previously worked as the Chief Technology Officer for the Australian Federal Police where he was responsible for engagement, architecture, design and delivery services and the Program Management Office. His 35+ year career has included a broad range of experience in Defence, Intelligence and Security, Law Enforcement, Capability Delivery and Sustainment and Information Communications and Technology.
Scott has a Masters of Government and Commercial Law and Bachelor of Information Technology from the Australian National University.
Australian National University
Suthagar Seevaratnam is the inaugural Chief Information Security Officer for the Australian National University. He was appointed to this role, upon the recommendation of the Australian Cybersecurity Centre, in October 2018 following the first breach of the University’s network. Since that time he has been accountable for developing the ANU’s information security strategy and led the team which detected and disclosed the second breach reported in June 2019. Suthagar is also the strategic security advisor to the ANU Cyber Institute – a new initiative designed to build a world class cyber masters program and research hub.
Prior to joining ANU, Suthagar was the General Manager of IT Operations and Chief Information Security Officer for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. His appointment to the Bureau came at a time of extensive cybersecurity uplift in the wake of the organisation’s breach in 2016. In this role he was responsible for the development and guidance of the Bureau’s strategic cybersecurity direction.
Suthagar was also the Head of Cryptology for the Australian Signals Directorate where he was responsible for Australia’s intelligence and cybersecurity cryptologic mission. During this time he initiated the ASD joint facility on ANU’s campus – the first such open academic facility in the history of the ASD and is a key investment in helping to greater Australian STEM capability.
Suthagar holds a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Commerce both from the University of Sydney. He is married with one child.
As a senior Information Security professional, Tony has worked extensively around the world supporting Tier 1 organisations with their strategic and tactical IT solutions.
In-depth experience across Management Consulting Practice, Financial, Higher-Education and Telecommunications industries. Accountable for 150+ resources spread across Australia, India, Singapore and HK. Including multi-million dollars operating budgets.
Tony’s international experience includes Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, UK, USA, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and NZ.
NTT Ltd. is a leading global technology services company bringing together 28 brands including NTT Communications, Dimension Data, and NTT Security. We partner with organisations around the world to shape and achieve outcomes through intelligent technology solutions. For us, intelligent means data driven, connected, digital, and secure. As a global ICT provider, we employ more than 40,000 people in a diverse and dynamic workplace that spans 57 countries and regions, trades in 73 countries and regions.
As a cyber security firm experienced in all industry-required compliance and information security standards, CampusGuard focuses on assisting complex organisations to achieve compliance. We also provide a broad array of offensive security services, including but not limited to Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration / Segmentation Testing, Web Application Scanning & Penetration Testing, Wireless Network Penetration Testing, Social Engineering, Red Teaming, Phishing, Password Auditing, and Incident Response Plan (IRP) Testing. Our extensive reference list is a testament to our significant capabilities and outstanding customer service. Full details of the services available can be found by visiting www.CampusGuard.com or via email info@CampusGuard.com.
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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Regional Universities Network
The members of the Regional Universities Network deliver educational programs across regional Australia, the nation and internationally to over 110,000 students each year, including over 45,000 students studying externally.
Our members all have their headquarters in regional cities or towns and play a vital role in the development of their regional economies and communities.
We unlock the creativity, talent and potential of regional communities by making higher education fully accessible and achievable, enrolling higher concentrations of low socio-economic and Indigenous students than metropolitan universities.
We produce, retain and attract a broad range of qualified professionals needed for regional development and economic diversification and growth. We ensure a steady supply of teachers, nurses, allied health professionals, social workers and environmental scientists to underpin essential services in our regions.
We are actively building partnerships with TAFE and other training providers to enhance educational access and develop innovative models for meeting regional skill needs.
We train over 2,600 higher degree by research candidates each year and conduct world standard research that matters to regional communities, across a range of fields including: education; rural and remote health; sustainable business development; regional development; climate change adaptation; environment, plant and water sciences; agricultural and resource economics; geoscience; genetics and animal science.
We are leading the creation of regional knowledge hubs and technology parks, providing local access to infrastructure, technologies, research, knowledge and skills and stimulating start-up and growth of new businesses.
We play a lead role in enriching the social, cultural and environmental quality of life in regional Australia.
By strengthening regional Australia, our member universities help drive national success.
Australian Information Security Association
As a nationally recognised not-for-profit organisation and charity, the Australian Information Security Association’s (AISA) vision is a world where all people, businesses and governments are educated about the risks and dangers of cyber-attack and data theft and equipped to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves. Established in 1999, AISA has become the recognised authority on information security in Australia with a membership of over 6000 individuals across the country. AISA caters to all domains of the information security industry with a focus on sharing expertise from the field at branch meetings, events and networking opportunities around Australia.