Embedding a positive security culture to help mitigate & manage cyber risks
Conference Date
24th & 25th March 2020
Dockside Sydney
Early Bird - Save $500
Book by 31/01/20


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: 12 Jan 2020  By: Criterion Content Team

    Cyber security is on the radar of Australian universities and government alike, as rates of breaches continue to increase and state-ordered attacks become more common. Dr Elizabeth Valentine, Chief Information Officer of New Zealand’s Massey University, believes the biggest threats to universities in the ANZ region are already well-known.  “The top risks for Higher Education …

  • Date: 5 Jan 2020  By: Criterion Content Team

    In response to the spate of cyber attacks on Australian Universities in recent months, the government has released a set of guidelines with the intention of helping Australian universities protect themselves against foreign interference.  The University Foreign Interference Taskforce, assembled at the end of August 2019, has released the Guidelines to Counter Foreign Interference in …

  • 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 …

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