Speakers

We are excited to have confirmed the following speakers. More amazing speakers will be added to the list as they are confirmed.

Australian Speakers

International Speakers

Alastair MacGibbon
Australian Cyber Security Centre,
National Cyber Security Adviser
Denise Anderson
National Health Information
Sharing & Analysis Center
Elanor Huntington
Dean, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
Christopher Pogue
Nuix
Greg Austin
University of New South Wales Canberra
Domenic Puzio
Capital One
Mike Bareja
AusCyber
Doug Brown
Red Hat
Edward Farrell
Mercury ISS
Tobias Feakin
Ambassador for Cyber Affairs
Dennis Miralis
Nyman Gibson Miralis
Tom Moore
WithYouWithMe
Con Nikolaou
Teachers Mutual Bank
Jon Oliver
Trend Micro
Gareth Parker
Defence Science & Technology Group
Michael Richardson
Digital Transformation Agency
Russell Smith
Australian Institute of Criminology

Alastair MacGibbon

Alastair MacGibbon leads the implementation of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, transforming Australia’s cyber security landscape to realise the economic and social benefits of a cyber resilient nation. As Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and the National Cyber Security Adviser, MacGibbon drives the creation and strengthening of partnerships between Australian Governments, private sector, non-governmental organisations and academia to deliver national cyber security capacity and capability. Prior to taking up his appointment MacGibbon was Australia’s first eSafety Commissioner. Before that he worked for 15 years as an Agent with the Australian Federal Police, including as founding Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre. Along with private sector roles such as Senior Director of Trust, Safety and Customer Support at eBay, MacGibbon was a Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.

Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson is President of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC). Prior to NH-ISAC, she was a Vice President of FS-ISAC where for almost nine years she helped the ISAC grow and achieve its successful status in the information sharing community. She has over 25 years of executive management level experience in the private sector. Denise currently serves as Chair of the National Council of ISACs (NCI). Denise also serves as a liaison to several Department of Homeland Security cyber and physical security watch floors. Denise was certified as an EMT (B), and Firefighter I/II for twenty years and as an Instructor I/II and state EMT evaluator in Virginia for over ten years. Denise holds an MBA in International Business and is a graduate of the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Elanor Huntington

Professor Elanor Huntington was appointed the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science in June 2014, and is the first female Dean of Engineering at the Australian National University. Professor Huntington is has committed to growing the profile of Science and Technology in the community and is passionate about attracting more young women to take up careers in STEM related fields.Professor Huntington has previously held the position of Head of School of the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Professor Huntington holds a PhD (2000) in experimental quantum optics from the ANU. From early 1999, she spent 18 months at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation working in science policy. Professor Huntington’s current research interests are in the control of quantum systems, with a particular interest in the interface between theory and applications. Professor Huntington is a program manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.

Greg Austin

Dr Greg Austin leads advanced research and public policy mobilisation for cyber security at the University of New South Wales Canberra, where he is a Professor of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy. He concurrently serves as a Professorial Fellow with the EastWest Institute (EWI), headquartered in New York. As the responsible Vice President, he led the establishment of its Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative between 2009 and 2011, working with leading governments and multinational corporations. He has published eight books on international security affairs (as author, co-author, editor or co-editor). He is recognised to be among the world’s leading specialists on cyber policy in China, with two of his eight books on this subject. At the same time, he works actively on mobilisation of Australian and global responses to long-term security needs in cyber space. With colleagues at UNSW Canberra, he set up Australia’s first Master’s degree in cyber war and peace, a degree with few peers in the world. He worked with leading international NGOs and university centres in Europe between 2000 and 2014. He holds a highly regarded Ph D and a Master’s degree in International Law, both from the Australian National University.

Mike Bareja

Mike Bareja is the National Network Program Manager for AustCyber (the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd).
Prior to joining AustCyber, Mike was an adviser on cyber security policy at the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Mike spearheaded Australia’s classified Cyber Security Review (2015), and was a key contributor to Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy (2016).
Mike developed cyber security legislation at the Attorney-General’s Department, and helped establish the threat assessment team in the Australian Signals Directorate’s Cyber Security Operations Centre. Mike also wrote the National Cyber Threat Assessment (2011), the Australian Government’s classified assessment of the cyber security environment.
Mike also worked in counter terrorism at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Defence Intelligence Organisation.

Doug Brown

Doug is a Senior Information Security Analyst with Red Hat’s Information Security team and member of the SplunkTrust MVP programme. He’s the author of more than a dozen security apps for Splunk and holds a master’s degree for his thesis (http://eprints.qut.edu.au/93693/) examining the compositional behavioral properties of computer networks using formal methods.

Edward Farrell

Edward Farrell is an independent information security consultant who specialises in penetration testing and incident response. In addition to starting up his own security practice, Edward is an avid participant in the Australian information security community. In his spare time, he can be found somewhere on the beach.

Tobias Feakin

Dr Tobias Feakin is Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs. He leads Australia’s whole-of-government international engagement to advance and protect Australia’s national security, foreign policy, economic and trade interests, and development interests in the Internet and in cyberspace. Ambassador Feakin was a member of the Independent Panel of Experts that supported the Australian Cyber Security Review to produce Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. He was the Director of National Security Programs at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute from 2012 to 2016 and established the Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre. He has also held a number of research and advisory positions, including with the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, the Oxford University Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, the Global Commission on Internet Governance and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Ambassador Feakin holds an Honours Degree in Security Studies and a Doctorate of Philosophy in International Politics and Security Studies, both from the University of Bradford.

Dennis Miralis

Dennis Miralis is a leading Australian criminal lawyer and partner of Nyman Gibson Miralis. Dennis has been a practising solicitor for seventeen years and specialises in international cybercrime often involving Australia and foreign jurisdictions, including the USA, the UK, China, Hong Kong, Russia and Singapore.

Tom Moore

Tom Moore spent more than seven years in the defence force managing a team of 100 soldiers in various combat situations. After experiencing the process first hand, he founded WithYouWith me in 2016 to solve the veteran unemployment problem by assisting individuals to transition from the ADF to private sector.

Con Nikolaou

Con Nikolaou leads the Cyber Protection team at Teachers Mutual Bank Limited. In his current position of Head of Cyber Protection, is responsible for all types of cybercrime and financial crimes internal and external, AML/CTF KYC, Privacy and Data Protection. This team specialises in Cyber Protection, cybersecurity as a second line of defence, cybercrime, fraud education, prevention, detection and investigation of all financial crimes. He is a strong advocate of industry collaboration in combating cyber threats and financial crimes. Overall, he has over 26 years’ experience in credit risk, fraud risk, financial crimes control, cybercrime, cybersecurity, information governance and data protection experience. Con is the President of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) Australia NSW Chapter (www.iafci.org) and Chair for the Australian Mutual Financial Crimes Committee (AMFCC). He is a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI). Member of ACFE, IAFCI, AISA, ISACA. He holds a Masters of Science (MSc) in Fraud & Forensics (Carlow University PA), a Graduate Diploma in Fraud Investigation (La Trobe University), an Advanced Diploma of Business Management (University of New England) and a Diploma in Credit Management (AICM).

Jon Oliver

Dr Jonathan Oliver has worked at Trend Micro for 11 years; he runs a research team in Australia which actively collaborates with other research teams throughout Asia and globally. Jon has over 100 issued patents to his name, in the areas of machine learning and security..

Gareth Parker

Dr Gareth Parker is DST Group’s Research Leader for Cyber Sensing and Shaping, which addresses problems in the sensing and shaping of communication networks for signals intelligence and cyber operations. Gareth joined the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, as it was then known, as a cadet engineer in December 1987, and in 1990 graduated with first class honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Adelaide University. In 2001 he was awarded a PhD from the University of South Australia for research into discrete time frequency domain signal processing. Gareth’s career has predominantly focused on the application of research skills in wireless communications and signal processing to the domain of signals intelligence. In recent years Gareth’s focus has increasingly turned toward supporting Defence’s cyber capabilities. During late 2016, Gareth was seconded to CSRIO/Data61 to build collaboration in cyber security and he now leads the subsequent strategic partnership. He is the cyber theme leader for both Next Generation Technologies and National Security support.

Christopher Pogue

Chris Pogue has more than 15 years’ experience and conducted over 2,000 breach investigations. Over his career, Chris has led professional security services organisations and corporate security initiatives to investigate thousands of security breaches worldwide.
His careers include cybercrimes investigator, ethical hacker, military officer, and law enforcement and military instructor.

Domenic Puzio

Domenic Puzio is a Machine Learning Engineer with Capital One. He graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. His focus is on the creation and productionization of machine learning models that provide enrichment to cyber security data for the detection of malware and phishing.

Michael Richardson

Michael has spent the last 20 years working as a Systems Engineer. He is passionate about Agile Software Delivery practices, Systems Thinking, DevOps Culture and delivery value to customers and users.

Russell Smith

Dr Russell G Smith has qualifications in law, psychology and criminology from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from King’s College London. He practised as a lawyer in Melbourne in the 1980s prior to taking up a lectureship in criminology at the University of Melbourne in 1990. He then took up a research position at the Australian Institute of Criminology where he is now Principal Criminologist. He has published extensively on aspects of cybercrime, identity crime and economic crime including two Cambridge University Press books, Cyber Criminals on Trial and Electronic Theft, and one the first academic works on cybercrime in Australia, Crime in the Digital Age all written with Peter Grabosky. His most recent edited book is Cybercrime Risks and Responses: Eastern and Western Perspectives. He is a Fellow and former President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and former President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Technology and Society.