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
Peter Clissold
Schneider Electric
Kenneth Radke
CERT
Denise Anderson
National Health Information
Sharing & Analysis Center, USA
The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Minister for Home Affairs
Minister for Immigration & Border Protection
Rob Deakin
Department of Home Affairs
Lani Refiti
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Kate Highnam
Capital One, USA
The Hon Angus Taylor MP
Minister for Law Enforcement & Cyber Security
Aaron Dinnage
Microsoft
Michael Richardson
Digital Transformation Agency
Erika Noerenberg
LogRhythm, USA
Gai Brodtmann MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence
Spiros Drossos
Australian Federal Police
Florian Ruechel
Atlassian
Stephanie Robertson
National Security Agency, USA
Sandie Bradley
Australian Cyber Security Centre
Adam Eijdenberg
Digital Transformation Agency
Jacques Saad
VA-Worldwide
Jay Krishna A
Ixia, Singapore
Kate Carruthers
University of New South Wales
Edward Farrell
Mercury ISS
Bradley Schatz
Schatz Forensics
Mark Arena
Intel471
Samantha Chard
Department of Home Affairs
Tobias Feakin
Ambassador for Cyber Affairs
Michael Sentonas
Crowdstrike
William Barnes
Pfizer, USA
Narelle Devine
Department of Human Services
Gary Gaskell
Infosec Services
Jaap Singh
Secure Code Warrior
Andrei Barysevich
Recorded Future, USA
Erica Hardinge
ANZ
David George
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
Jason Smith
Australian Energy Market Operator
Andrew Blaich
Lookout, USA
Catherine Howard
Defence Science & Technology Group
Murray Goldschmidt
Sense of Security
Russell Smith
Australian Institute of Criminology
Ryan Brogan
FBI, USA
Elanor Huntington
Dean, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
Paul Grigson
Department of Home Affairs
Andrew Solomon
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Chris Butera
US-CERT, USA
Julie Inman-Grant
eSafety Commissioner
Nathan Green
Australian Federal Police
Gokul Srinivasan
Control Risks
Charles Carmakal
Mandiant USA
Şebnem Kürklü
Aurizon
Peter Hannay
Edith Cowan University
Chris Stevens
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
Earl Carter
Cisco USA
Carla Liedtke
Control Risks
Ben Harris
National Drones
Matt Sussex
National Security College
Australian National University
Richard Driggers
Department of Homeland Security, USA
Kristin Lyons
Australia Post
Jon Harris
Splunk
Matt Tett
Enex TestLab
Marty Edwards
Automation Federation, USA
Suli Malet-Warden
IDCare
John Hildebrandt
Amazon Web Services
Russell Tomkins
Microsoft
Joseph Fitzpatrick
SecuringHardware.com
Alana Maurushat
University of New South Wales
Brendan Hopper
Commonwealth Bank
Craig Valli
Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
Michael Flossman
Lookout, USA
Maria Milosavljevic
NSW Government
Kris Hunt
Google
Tim Wellsmore
FireEye
Andrew Ginter
Waterfall Security, Canada
Grace Nolan
Google
David Irvine
Cyber Security Research Centre
Luke Wildman
Siemens
Sergey Gordeychik
Dark Matter, United Arab Emirates
Petrina Olds
Telstra
Andrew Jamieson
UL
Brett Williams
Carbon Black
Feixiang He
Check Point, Singapore
Debbie Platz
Australian Federal Police
Richard Johnson
Westpac
Brett Winterford
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
David Holmes
F5, USA
Amy Roberts
Department of Home Affairs
Adrian Justice
Australian Cyber Security Centre
Simon Howard
ZX Security, NZ
Monica Whitty
University of Melbourne
David Kalisch
Australian Statistician
Declan Ingram
CERT NZ
Katie Willis
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
Colin Keen
WA Police
Michiel Kok
Dutch National Police
Jess Wilson
Good Things Foundation, AUS
Neil Kenzler
Teachers Mutual Bank
Patrick McBride
Claroty, USA
Skye Wu
Telstra
David McLean
Australian Federal Police
Phillip Misner
Microsoft, USA
Bianca Wirth
IAG
Tom Moore
WithYouWithMe
Josh Mitchell
Nuix, USA
Chathura Abeydeera Luke Musgrove
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
Tom Mullen
OPSWAT, USA
Greg Austin
University of New South Wales Canberra
Josh Nast
Westpac
Rob Partridge
BT, UK
Chris Archimandritis
Sense of Security
Kayne Naughton
Cosive
Christopher Pogue
Nuix, USA
Mike Bareja
AustCyber
John O’Driscoll
Department of Premier & Cabinet, Vic
Domenic Puzio
Capital One, USA
Garry Bentlin
Transgrid
Jon Oliver
Trend Micro
Chris Saltys
Recorded Future, Singapore
Lachlan Bickley
Department of Home Affairs
Jonathan Palmer
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jonathan Storment
Northrup Grumman, USA
John Bird
Tenable
Gareth Parker
Defence Science & Technology Group
Marcel van den Berg
Team Cymru, New Zealand
Shane Britten
VA-Worldwide
John Paitaridis
Optus
Doug Brown
Red Hat
Jason Pang
CERT
Mike Burgess
Australian Signals Directorate
Domenico Perre
Splunk
Nigel Carson
Kordamentha
Colin Radford
Victorian Managed Insurance Authority
Andrew Clark
ACSC/CERT
Mitchell Clarke
CERT

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.

The Hon Peter Dutton MP

Peter Dutton is the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
Mr Dutton was sworn in as Minister for Home Affairs in December 2017. The new department of Home Affairs has responsibility for national security, federal law enforcement, border protection, emergency management, immigration, citizenship, refugees and multicultural affairs.
Mr Dutton served as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from December 2014 overseeing Operation Sovereign Borders – stopping the boats, getting every child out of detention, closing the Manus Regional Processing Centre and overseeing the special intake of 12,000 refugees from the Syria and Iraq conflicts.
Prior to that appointment he was Minister for Health and Minister for Sport from September 2013 establishing the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund.
Mr Dutton is married to Kirilly and is the proud father of Rebecca, Harry and Tom.
He was first elected to the Australian Parliament as the Member for Dickson in November 2001 at the age of 30 and became one of the youngest Ministers since Federation when appointed to the Ministry by Prime Minister John Howard in 2004.
In January 2006, he was promoted to Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer. He worked closely with Australia’s longest serving Treasurer Peter Costello.
In Opposition between 2008 and 2013 he served as Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation before moving to the Shadow Ministry of Health and Ageing.
Before entering Parliament Peter was a successful small businessman operating several child care centres employing a staff of 40.
He also served for a decade as a Queensland police officer which including working in the National Crime Authority, the Drug and Sex Offenders Squads.

The Hon Angus Taylor MP

Angus entered politics in 2013 when he was elected as the Liberal Federal Member for Hume in NSW.
Building on his background in economics, Angus was appointed to parliamentary committees on employment, trade and investment, and public accounts. He was also chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.
Angus was promoted to Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister with special responsibility for Cities and Digital Transformation in February 2016. He was reappointed to the frontbench after the 2016 Federal election and became Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security in December 2017.
With a passion for cutting edge technology and the benefits for citizens of the digital age, Angus authored an essay The Promise of Digital Government which was published by the Menzies Research Centre in 2016.
He has gained a reputation amongst his constituents as a keen problem solver, focusing in his electorate on growth opportunities for regional communities and improving telecommunications.
Prior to entering parliament in 2013 Angus was a Director at Port Jackson Partners where he was a strategy and business advisor on the resources, agriculture, energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to this he was a partner at global consulting firm McKinsey & Co.
Angus has a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours and University Medal) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney. He also has a Master of Philosophy in Economics from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. His thesis was in the field of competition policy.
In his private capacity Angus has founded or advised a number of small, fast growing start-up businesses, particularly in the agriculture sector.
He lives at Goulburn with his wife Louise and their four children.

Gai Brodtmann MP

Gai Brodtmann was re-elected the Member for Canberra on 2 July 2016 and has extensive experience in the public, private and community sectors.
In October 2016, Gai was appointed Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence.
Prior to entering politics, Gai ran her own small business for ten years and was a federal public servant, primarily with Foreign Affairs and Trade and Attorney-General’s.
From 2000-2009, Gai consulted in Defence across a broad range of areas, including on capability acquisition and sustainment, financial and personnel management, youth development, science and technology, cultural change and diversity policy.
Gai is a former member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and the defence sub-committee. Gai is a member and former Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Audit, Deputy Chair of the National Capital and External Territories Committee and a member of the National Broadband Network Committee.
Gai’s national security policy interests include cyber security, critical infrastructure, defence estate, capability sustainment, procurement and skills development.
Gai’s focus for the cyber security portfolio includes security for small and medium businesses, critical infrastructure, government departments and agencies, FinTech, identity theft, cyber espionage, skills and training and the Internet of Things.

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.

Sandie Bradley

Sandie Bradley is the Acting Deputy Director Cyber and Information Security at the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

Sandie works within the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), an important Australian Government initiative to ensure that Australian networks are among the hardest in the world to compromise, leading the teams responsible for cyber security.

Her career has included extensive experience in the Intelligence and Security field with over 20 years within the Defence portfolio (military and civilian). She has held various positions at ASD covering intelligence, analysis and cyber defence fields.

Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Analytics Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering at UNSW Sydney. She is a Certified Information Security Manager and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in cybersecurity. She has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is co-founder of several startups, including IoTM, and currently advises a number of startups.

Samantha Chard

Sam Chard is the head of the Critical Infrastructure Centre (the Centre), now within the new Department of Home Affairs. The Centre works with industry to build resilience to all hazards through the Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN), and implementation of the National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure Resilience. The Centre is particularly focussed on improving the understanding and management of national security risks of sabotage, espionage and foreign interference that can arise from offshoring, outsourcing, and supply chain arrangements.
Sam was formerly the head of Australia’s Cyber Crime and Security Branch, within the federal Attorney-General’s Department. Sam was responsible for CERT Australia, the establishment of the Joint Cyber Security Centres, international information sharing on cyber threats, public awareness raising of cyber threats and safety measures, and the development of a new National Plan to Combat Cyber Crime.
Sam has held a range of senior executive roles in the Attorney-General’s Department covering national security policy development and programme implementation, including protective security policy, telecommunications data retention, and emergency management policy. Prior to joining the Attorney-General’s Department, Sam was the National Manager for Policy and Stakeholder Engagement with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Agency (formerly the Australian Crime Commission).

Narelle Devine

Narelle Devine, Chief Information Security Officer of the Department of Human Services was just 17 when she joined Royal Australian Navy. While at Australian Defence Force Academy she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Information Systems and English) and later returned to UNSW to complete two Masters degrees in Science (Information Technology) and Systems Engineering.

Erica Hardinge

Erica is responsible for developing the global strategy for engaging and empowering secure behaviour change across customers and 50,000+ employees over ANZ’s 30+ geographies.

Erica has been applying interdisciplinary approaches to what was traditionally purely a communications role for over 10 years, with prior roles in HR providing the basis for her approach. During this time Erica has observed growing interest and support for the Security Awareness function. Erica believes in the importance of simple language, clear individual action and personal relevance as key ingredients in driving a strong cyber security enablement program. Erica’s contribution to security awareness and the industry was recognised by an Australian Information Security Association award in 2016.

Erica feels strongly about the role of sharing and learning across industry to improve the function. As such, is excited to have co-founded and grown the Security Influence and Trust group for Awareness professionals in the Australasia region. The group was recognised with the Australian Information Security Association “Educator of the year” award in 2017.

Erica completed her MBA qualification at Melbourne Business School in 2008 following the earlier completion of a Bachelor in Arts and Science at Melbourne University, with a focus on Behavioural Sciences, including Criminology, contributing to her passion to help staff become cyber safe.

Kate Highnam

Kate Highnam has a background in Computer Science and Business, focusing on security, embedded devices, and accounting. At the University of Virginia, her thesis was a published industrial research paper containing an attack scenario and repair algorithm for drones deployed on missions with limited ground control contact. Since joining Capital One, she builds machine learning models to assist cyber security experts and enhance defences.

Catherine Howard

Dr Catherine Howard is a Discipline Leader in the Communication Networks Research Group of Cyber & Electronic Warfare Division, DST Group. Catherine has a Bachelor of Science degree (1992) from the University of Queensland, an Honours degree (1993) from the University of Tasmania, a Graduate Diploma in Computer and Information Science (2002) from the University of South Australia and a PhD in Information Technology (2010) from the University of South Australia.

Catherine has worked at DST Group for over 23 years in a variety of fields including passive missile warning systems, radio frequency propagation in maritime environments, modelling and simulation, the exploitation and dissemination of Electronic Intelligence, the automation of higher level information fusion processes, soft kill and hard kill effector coordination, cyber security, and communication networks. Catherine is currently the Discipline Leader for the Network Knowledge Discipline which is researching techniques to improve the accessibility and utility of complex communications network data.

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.

Julie Inman Grant

Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter, and most recently Adobe. Julie’s career began in Washington DC, working in the US Congress and the non-profit sector before taking on a role at Microsoft. Julie’s experience at Microsoft spanned 17 years, serving as one of the company’s first and longest-standing government relations professionals, ultimately in the role of Global Safety Director for safety policy and outreach. At Twitter, Julie headed up Public Policy for Australia and South East Asia, managing a range of public policy issues, including online safety and countering violent extremism. Julie also built Twitter’s ‘Rules and Tools’ for safety, and conceptualised and piloted #PositionofStrength, which now serves as Twitter’s global female safety and empowerment program. Most recently, Julie served as Director of Government Relations Asia Pacific at Adobe, where she worked with governments across the region on issues such as innovation and digital transformation, creativity and STEM skills development and cybersecurity.

Şebnem Kürklü

Şebnem Kürklü is the Cyber Security Manager of Aurizon, the largest rail freight operator in Australia and a top 50 ASX listed company. She has transformed Aurizon’s cyber security capability and merged the security function for OT and IT sides of the business. Şebnem has a technical background and has previously worked in the highly regulated financial sector managing incident response and risk management teams. Şebnem is a member of the Development Group for the Rail Industry Safety Standard Board’s Rail Cyber Security Standard. She has also contributed to the National Rail Cyber Security Strategy and is a strong advocate for cross industry collaboration.

Carla Liedtke

Carla Liedtke is a director based in Control Risks’ Sydney office. Carla works with clients in a variety of sectors including financial services, education, infrastructure, transport and logistics to advise them on a range of investigative, compliance, political risk analysis, and crisis and security projects. She also leads all work with Control Risks’ clients in Australia and New Zealand in the area of cyber security advisory. Carla worked for many years assisting clients in the area of areas of compliance, forensics and intelligence. She assisted clients to gather business intelligence on business partners, counterparties and employees; and to develop and implement robust compliance programmes. Prior to joining Control Risks, Carla worked as an intelligence analyst for the New South Wales Crime Commission, working on criminal investigations. She conducted extensive work in the areas of firearms-related crime, ethnic gangs, the manufacture and distribution of illicit drugs, money laundering and unsolved murder investigations.

Kristin Lyons

Kristin Lyons is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Australia Post. In the last five years, she has led various Information Security Management teams within the company before being appointed as CISO in May 2016. She is now responsible for leading a team that manages all facets of cyber security for the Australia Post Group. Kristin and her team are driven by the passion to empower citizens to make decisions that enable them to transact and interact more safely online. She effectively engages and brings together security and business areas with an authentic and pragmatic style based on open communication and trust.

Suli Malet-Warden

Suli is a qualified counsellor, mediator, clinical placement trainer and student placement supervisor. Suli has engaged over two thousand Australians and New Zealanders, providing direct emotional and practical support. She specialises in exploring discrepancies between victim behaviour and perceived self-interest/trust and in identifying the psychological processes commonly experienced during scam compliance. From this, she builds specific response, education and treatment strategies to assist the victim of identity and cyber crime in the recovery process.

Alana Maurushat

Alana Maurushat, B.A. in Communications (University of Calgary), B.C.L.(McGill), LL.B. (McGill), LL.M. with Concentration in Law and Technology (University of Ottawa), PhD (University of New South Wales) is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UNSW, Key Researcher on the CRC Data to Decisions – Big Data in National Security, and Senior Fellow with the Australian CyberSecurity Centre for Research and Education at ADFA /UNSW. She is on the Board of Directors and is Special Cyber Advisor for the cybercrime investigations firm IFW Global. She has keynoted and presented at many conferences including CSI, AusCERT, High Tech Crime Conference and ISOI, and is in the media on a regular basis. She has lectured in the fields of law, criminology and computer science in Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Australia. Alana has done consultancy work on cyber security, open data, big data, artificial intelligence, and technology and civil liberties (freedom of expression, privacy and freedom of assembly) for both the Australian and Canadian governments, the Information Commissioner, and for the NGO, Freedom House.

Maria Milosavljevic

Dr Maria Milosavljevic is the newly appointed Chief Information Security Officer for NSW Government (GCISO) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. In her new role, Dr Milosavljevic will work across the NSW government and consult with industry leaders and research groups, as well as Commonwealth, state and overseas governments to ensure a collaborative approach to cyber security. She will develop standards with NSW government agencies to streamline their approach to cyber security.
Prior to moving to NSW Government, Dr Milosavljevic was the CIO and CISO of AUSTRAC where she led the creation of leading-edge data analytics / AI technology and an Innovation Hub for the Fintel Alliance, a world-first public-private partnership between AUSTRAC and its public and private sector partners. As the CIO and CISO at the Australian Crime Commission she was the key driver in the establishment of the National Criminal Intelligence Fusion Capability which won several awards including an iAward and an Australian Computer Society (ACS) Digital Disrupter Award.
Dr Milosavljevic completed a PhD in Artificial Intelligence on a prestigious scholarship from the Microsoft Research Institute, graduated from ANU with an Executive Masters of Public Administration from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), and is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). As a data scientist, Dr Milosavljevic has developed several world-first and award-winning solutions to difficult problems in the private and public sector throughout her 25 year career. She has also published widely and has been a keynote speaker for a range of conferences globally.

Erika Noerenberg

Erika Noerenberg is a senior malware analyst and reverse engineer at LogRhythm Labs in Boulder CO. Previously, she worked as a forensic analyst and reverse engineer for the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), performing system and malware examinations in support of intrusions investigations for the DoD and FBI.

Grace Nolan

Grace is a Security Engineer at Google working in Detection & Response. She is responsible for detection of malicious activity on Google’s networks and deep analysis of threats on their corporate, production, and acquisition environments. She works on engineering challenges that get Google closer to having fully automated detection and response systems. In her spare time she likes mentoring women in tech, playing video games, and painting watercolours.

Petrina Olds

Petrina Olds is the Security Detection Technology Lead at Telstra and leads the strategic direction of their Security Detection tools. During her 6 years at Telstra she has worked with the Cyber Security teams hunting for new malware infections, improving detection capability, and working with various SIEM systems in Telstra.

Debbie Platz

Debbie Platz is an Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner, responsible for the Crime Operations portfolio. Crime Operations provides a national responsive investigative capacity across a broad range of crime types including, but not limited to, sensitive investigations, crimes against humanity, offshore investigations including crimes at sea and harming Australians, environmental crime, telecommunications and postal crime and family law.

In addition, the Crime Operations portfolio is responsible for Victim Based Crime, which aims to reduce the incidence and impact of Commonwealth crimes against the person. The portfolio focuses on Child Exploitation, Human Trafficking, and People Smuggling, as well as matters in which Australian citizens are killed, harmed or missing overseas.

As of the 1st of March 2018 AC Debbie Platz also became responsible for the AFP’s Cybercrime Operations, which responds to significant criminal cyber activity such as unauthorised access, modification or impairment of information systems of national significance including critical infrastructure, government services, major financial institutions and transport and distribution industries.

Prior to joining the Australian Federal Police, Debbie enjoyed a 30 year career with the Queensland Police Service (QPS), commencing when she was sworn in on 27 September 1985. Between 2000 and 2014, Debbie was heavily involved in the performance review of QPS, an internal review of Information Communications and Technology and the 2011 Flood Crisis Review Group. Debbie also worked as the Chief of Staff to the Queensland Police Commissioner and was later in charge of the training and development of police, managing two police academies, a leadership centre, recruitment, workplace safety and wellbeing.

Debbie has a Masters of Business Administration (University of the Sunshine Coast), a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary/VET) (University of the Sunshine Coast) and a Masters of Studies (Applied Criminology) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Amy Roberts

Amy is an Adviser in the Cyber Security Policy Division, now within the Department of Home Affairs, and is enjoying being part of the Australian Cyber Security Centre. She currently coordinates the Women in Cyber Program and the Cyber Security Challenge Australia, a national tertiary ‘hacking’ competition run by an alliance of Australian Government, business and academic professionals to identify the next generation of cyber talent. Amy specialises in working with partners, and has a long history of bringing great people together to make magic happen.

One of Amy’s many passions (which includes singing in her band) is connecting and inspiring people to nurture a diverse and inclusive security industry. She has coordinated numerous national events focused on encouraging and supporting women into the industry and broadening their view of what they can achieve. Amy’s favourite saying is, ”You can’t be what you can’t see”, which aligns with her drive to create an extensive mentor and role model network across the industry.

Prior to her current role, Amy managed the national Stay Smart Online cyber security awareness program, and is a chapter lead for the Australian Women in Security Network.

Stephanie Robertson

Stephanie Robertson is the Chief, Counter Operations in the Cybersecurity Operations Group at the NSA.

Monica Whitty

Professor Monica Whitty holds Chairs in Human Factors in CyberSecurity at The University of Warwick and The University of Melbourne. She has published 5 books, has 2 forthcoming books, and has written over 100 refereed articles. Her research in has focused predominantly on behaviour in cyberspace and she has examined, in detail, issues such as: the psychology, criminology and cultural aspects of cyberscams, deception in cyberspace, cyber-ethics, monitoring and surveillance online, online identities and trolling and hate crimes in cyberspace. She has lead on over 30 competitive research grants in these areas. Her book ‘Loved and Lost: An Examination of the Romance Scam’ is due to come out later this year as well as a second book titled ‘Cyberpsychology: a very short introduction’ – both with Oxford University Press. She has worked closely with government (e.g., intelligence agencies and law enforcement in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada) and industry and legal teams across the world, and was the expert witness on Maria Exposto’s case – an Australian romance scam victim who was accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia.

Katie Willis

Dr Katie Willis has more than 20 years experience working across government and academia, predominantly within the criminal justice setting. Since joining the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) in 2012, Katie has led policy and practitioner-focused operational and strategic intelligence functions, as well as collections and analytics. Katie is currently National Manager Intelligence, responsible for the agency’s national strategic intelligence function, national data collection, and operational intelligence analysis activities covering illicit drugs, cybercrime, high risk targets and gangs. Katie holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology from the Australian National University.

Jessica Wilson

Jess has worked in the Human Services sector for 20 years across government and not-for-profit sectors. Working with a wide range of stakeholders Jess’ focus is on developing, and implementing innovative models of service delivery that improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities. As the first National Director of Good Things Foundation in Australia, Jess is focussed on building a network of organisations across the country to ensure no one gets left behind and everyone can thrive in a digital world.

Bianca Wirth

Bianca Wirth is a specialist in the human side of cyber security and has over 19 years experience working with more than 100 companies in Australia and New Zealand. She has developed the global cyber and physical security education program for IAG, and guest lectures for a number of universities.

Skye Wu

Skye is a Lead Discovery Analyst with the Discovery team in Cyber Security at Telstra; helping to develop the Discovery capability. She began her career as a Digital Forensic Analyst with the Victoria Police over 10 years ago specialising in assisting with police investigations through digital forensics analysis and presentation of digital evidence in court. Wanting to expand her knowledge and expertise, Skye moved into the consulting world working for large and small firms specialising in eDiscovery, forensic services and investigations..

Jay Krishna A

Jay is the Solutions Architect for Ixia Asia Pacific. Jay is responsible for architecting Network Application Performance and Security Resiliency solutions for Ixia customers. He drives Cyber Range solutions to customers in APAC. Jay has more than 11 years of experience securing wireline and Mobility networks.

Chathura Abeydeera

Chathura is a tier 1 CREST certified tester / team leader; with more than 14 years of hands-on industry experience in information security. He has worked with clients across the State & Federal Government, Power & Energy, Technology, Engineering, Education, telecommunication and Financial Services sectors, specialised in objective based penetration testing, red teaming.

Mark Arena

Mark Arena founded Intel 471 in 2014 and is the Chief Executive Officer. Intel 471 provides unique and high-value actor-centric cyber threat intelligence collection in support of our customers’ information security operations. Mark was previously employed by iSIGHT Partners (now FireEye) as their Chief Researcher. Prior to this, Mark worked at the Australian Federal Police as a technical specialist within the High Tech Crime Operations function. He worked on a number of different crime types when new, unique or emerging technologies were used by criminals that required a solution when no commercial/out of the box solution was available.

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.

William Barnes

William Barnes is a member of Pfizer’s Global Information Security Business Technology organization and leads the Security Solutions, Architecture, and Engineering team. His responsibilities include operating and maintaining the corporation’s layered cyberspace defenses, developing advanced security analytics to improve the detection of threats, and implementing automation capabilities to accelerate incident response. He began his Pfizer career in 2002 supporting disaster recovery and tape backup operations. He later served in several project management roles within the application hosting services organization before leading the identity and access management team from 2005 to 2010.

Bill holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Operations and Information Technology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), as well as, a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Connecticut. He is an Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science at Connecticut College. He is also a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and serves as the Deputy G-9 with Marine Forces Reserves in New Orleans, LA.

Andrei Barysevich

Andrei Barysevich is specializes on threat analysis of cybercriminal communities and oversees proactive intelligence operations. Previously an independent e-commerce fraud researcher, and a private consultant for the FBI’s Cybercrime unit, for the past 13 years, he has been involved in multiple high-profile international cases investigating global reshipping, money laundering, and bank fraud schemes.

Lachlan Bickley

Lachlan is a Director at the Critical Infrastructure Centre responsible for national security risk assessments in the energy, water and health sectors. Lachlan will particiapte in the “Ask us anything panel” in the Protecting Contral Systems and Critical Governement Services stream.

Garry Bentlin

Garry Bentlin is currently the chief security officer of TransGrid, NSW’s electricity transmission utility. He has over two decades of security and IT experience, ranging from management, consulting, security operations, emergency response and forensics.

John Bird

As a Senior Sales Engineer, John Bird has extensive experience as a vulnerability and risk management advisor, responsible for helping customers identify and tackle their biggest security challenges. Previous roles include engineering and sales at CA Technologies and Architectural Software Design, plus John has presented twice at Ruxcon on topics such as reverse engineering platforms and programming on GPUs.

Andrew Blaich

Andrew Blaich is a security researcher and the head of device intelligence at Lookout where he is focused on threat hunting and vulnerability research. Prior to Lookout, Andrew was the Lead Security Analyst at Bluebox Security. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science, and engineering from the University of Notre Dame in enterprise security and wireless networking. Andrew has presented at conferences including BlackHat, RSA, ACSC, ShmooCon, and SAS. In his free time he loves to run.

Shane Britten

Shane became CEO of VA Worldwide in 2017 after 12 years as a senior intelligence officer in the Australian Intelligence Community. Shane brings a unique focus to ensuring VA provides security advice across all vectors – personnel, physical, electronic and IT – to VA’s clients internationally. This has resulted in cementing VA’s place as a provider of modern security, intelligence and analytical solutions from its offices in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Shane is an Adjunct Fellow of Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence at Macquarie University and has delivered intelligence tradecraft training and specialised consulting in more than 45 countries. Shane is well placed to drive innovative strategies in providing education and awareness to both professional and academic space.

Ryan Brogan

SA Ryan Brogan has been a special agent in the cyber division for almost 10 years. Prior to becoming a Special Agent with the FBI he was a software developer/engineer and database architect who worked on enterprise system development and deployment. He earned his BS from Villanova University in 2004 and MBA from St. Joseph’s University in 2008. His current area of expertise is global cyber investigations focusing on apprehending individuals responsible for zero day development, botnet deployment and computer network defense. Most recently SA Brogan was responsible for the disruption and arrest of individuals involved in several highly technical hacking groups who were responsible for intrusions into government systems and high level official’s personal communication accounts in over 15 countries to include Australia, UK, Denmark, Indonesia and the US as well as leading FBI’s cyber division’s response for the 2016 Election. Outside of investigations he is also a firearms instructor for the Cyber division.

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.

Mike Burgess

In December 2017 the Prime Minister announced Mr Burgess as the Director-General Designate of the ASD and he commenced his appointment on 4 January 2018.
Prior to his appointment to ASD Mr Burgess was an independent consultant specialising in strategic cyber security advice. In 2017, Mr Burgess was also a member of the Federal Government’s naval shipbuilding advisory board, a member of the board of the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network and a non-executive director of SC8 Limited.
Mr Burgess was also a member of the Prime Minister’s expert panel for Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. Previously Mr Burgess was the Deputy Director for Cyber & Information Security at Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) from 2008 to 2013.
Mr Burgess has a degree in Electronics Engineering from the South Australian Institute of Technology. He worked in private industry before joining the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in 1991 working in the field of imaging radar. Mr Burgess joined DSD as a collection engineer in 1995. During his career at DSD, Mr Burgess held a variety of roles spanning the intelligence, security, capability development and executive aspects of DSD’s business. Mr Burgess left DSD in early 2013 to become Telstra’s Chief Information Security Officer. He held this role until November 2016.

Christopher Butera

Christopher Butera serves as the Deputy Director, Cyber Threat Detection and Analysis for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). Mr. Butera oversees a division of technical, cyber threat, and risk analysis experts who perform operational and strategic-level analysis to support network defense and resilience across the DHS stakeholder community. His teams focus on developing a technical understanding of cyber vulnerabilities and adversary threats, building a common operational picture of the cyber threat landscape, and sharing actionable analysis based on unique security insights. Mr. Butera is also responsible for the National Cybersecurity Training and Exercise Center of Excellence and strengthening operational engagement with trusted partners around the world to improve cyber information exchange.
Mr. Butera brings a wealth of experience to his role with over 15 years in various cybersecurity and IT leadership positions. Most recently, he served as Division Director of the NCCIC’s Hunt and Incident Response Team. As Division Director, he led the federal government’s efforts to provide technical assistance to significant cyber incidents, including many large-scale data breaches in both the private sector and federal government. His team focused on discovering and analyzing new forensic artifacts, finding new security controls to prevent and detect APT intrusions, and creating or enhancing opportunities for early detection and containment.
Mr. Butera holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Notre Dame and earned his Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. He possesses CISSP, GSEC, and GCED certifications.

Charles Carmakal

Charles is a vice president with Mandiant Consulting, a FireEye company. Based in Washington DC, Charles oversees a team that has helped hundreds of organizations respond to major security breaches orchestrated by foreign governments, organized criminals, and political hacktivists. He has 15 years of experience with helping organizations become more resilient to cyber attacks. Prior to joining Mandiant, Charles served in various leadership roles within PwC in the US and Australia. Charles received a bachelors and a masters degree in management information systems from the University of Florida.

Nigel Carson

Nigel has over 25 years of forensic investigative experience forged in the NSW Police Service Special Technical Investigation Branch where he provided computer expertise in support of serious criminal investigations. He has since worked in Cyber Security and Corporate Forensic Technology teams where he has provided expert reports and testimony in a number of high profile Federal and Supreme Court matters.

Earl Carter

Earl Carter has always had a passion for solving puzzles and understanding how things operate. Mr Carter quickly learned that identifying security weaknesses is just like solving puzzles. Almost 20 years ago, he was introduced to network security when he accepted a position at the Airforce Information Warfare center in San Antonio, Texas. In 1998, Mr Carter starting working Cisco and became one of the founding members on the Security Technology Assessment Team (STAT). After spending 15 years identifying new security threats and assisting product teams in hardening their devices and software to mitigate those identified security threats, Mr Carter became a Threat Researcher for Cisco Talos. Now he spends his time hunting for new threats against live customer networks by examining various intelligence feeds and data sources. Among Mr Carter’s significant contributions to Cisco are multiple security patents and authoring three Cisco Press Security Books along with co-authoring three more Cisco Press Security Books.

Andrew Clark

Andrew joined the CERT Australia operations team in June 2014 – he is currently the Acting Technical Director in the Canberra office. Based in the Australian Cyber Security Centre, he oversees a team of IT security professionals responsible for providing incident response and threat information sharing services to major Australian businesses and critical infrastructure organisations. Andrew played a key role in supporting the establishment of the CERT’s automated threat information sharing capability, a service that supports partners both domestically and internationally. He also has extensive experience in the information security domain as a researcher, practitioner and consultant during his career. He has led large industry-sponsored projects in fields such as digital forensics, intrusion detection, DDoS attack mitigation and control systems security involving a range of sectors including telecommunications, energy and defence.

Mitchell Clarke

Peter Clissold

Peter Clissold is responsible for the Cyber Security services offering in Pacific and is considered one of our though leaders on Industrial Cyber Security. As an Electrical engineer, Peter has been involved in industrial automation, networking and software architectures for 22 years. More recently Peter has focused his attention on securing industrial systems and helping organisations to improve the security and safety of their operational assets.

Rob Deakin

Rob provides strategic advice to Governments, Corporations and the Australian community on Cyber Security. He has been working in computer security for 30 years and has both a highly technical background and commercial judgement having worked in numerous Government areas including the Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet and for NAB, PWC and Telstra.
He has a particular expertise in economic information warfare, critical infrastructure protection and is now working on the structuring the cyber work force to meet tomorrows challenges.
Rob is the Chairman of a Social Enterprise and a Charity that creates opportunities for friendship for people with special minds who are at risk of social isolation. In particular by providing families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders with socialisation opportunities through involvement in specially designed activities (such as LEGO construction play) and harnessing special people skills to create high value employment.
An ex-Queenslander, who now lives in Melbourne with his wife and two children; Rob prefers Marvel comics to DC, and Star Wars to Star Trek; although he concedes you are entitled to your own values, beliefs and attitudes.

Richard Driggers

Rick Driggers serves as the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications where he supports the development and implementation of operational programs designed to strengthen the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Prior to this position, Rick served as the Principal Deputy Director for Operations for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He joined DHS in 2003, serving in a variety of roles. Of note, he was the Chief Technology Officer for the NPPD. Additionally, he supported the President’s National Security Council as the Director for Data and Systems Integration Policy and the lead for developing the Climate Resilience Toolkit called for in the Presidents on Climate Action Plan. Before being appointed to the Senior Executive Service, Rick held multiple senior management positions within NPPD and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

A former United States Air Force Combat Controller, Rick deployed as a member of many U.S military and international Special Operations Forces operational and tactical teams conducting high risk mission in austere environments. He has received multiple military awards and decorations to include the Jumpmaster Parachutist Badge, the Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, Special Operations Combat Diver Badge, and the U.S. Army Ranger Tab.

He holds a B.S. in Applied Science and Technology and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program.

Aaron Dinnage

Aaron works exclusively with Microsoft’s public sector customers to help them take up Microsoft 365 services.

Spiros Drossos

Spiros is Law Enforcement Officer with over 25 years experience. He recently commenced a supervisory role in Cyber Crime investigation in Melbourne after spending over a decade in Counter Terrorism investigations.

Marty Edwards

Marty Edwards, a globally recognized industrial control systems cybersecurity expert and speaker, serves as Managing Director of the Automation Federation. (www.automationfederation.org)
Prior to joining the Automation Federation in mid-2017, Edwards—a 25-year industry veteran—was the longest-serving Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).
Under his leadership the ICS-CERT was awarded the 2013 SC Magazine Security Team of the Year award and was named as a finalist in the Community Awareness category in the 2015 Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA).
Edwards also served as a program manager focused on control systems security at the Idaho National Laboratory, and has held a variety of roles in the instrumentation and automation fields. Edwards holds a diploma of technology in Process Control and Industrial Automation (Magna cum Laude) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and in 2015 received the institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
In 2016, Edwards was recognized by FCW in its “Federal 100 Awards” as being one of the top IT professionals in the U.S. federal government.

Adam Eijdenberg

Adam is a committed technologist with deep background across a number of high-tech industries, including 5 years at Google working on cloud computing and internet security. More recently Adam joined the Digital Transformation Agency as a site reliability engineer for the cloud.gov.au team and is a frequent contributor to open-source.

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.

Joe Fitzpatrick

Joe FitzPatrick (@securelyfitz) is an Instructor and Researcher at SecuringHardware.com. Joe has spent over a decade working on low-level silicon debug, security validation, and penetration testing of CPUS, SOCs, and microcontrollers. He has spent the past 5 years developing and leading hardware security-related training, instructing hundreds of security researchers, pen-testers, hardware validators worldwide. When not teaching classes on applied physical attacks, Joe is busy developing new course content or working on contributions to the NSA Playset and other misdirected hardware projects, which he regularly presents at all sorts of fun conferences.

Michael Flossman

Michael Flossman manages Lookout’s Threat Intelligence services where he reverse engineers sophisticated mobile threats while tracking their evolution, the campaigns they are used in, and the actors behind them. He’s got a background in vulnerability research, incident response, security assessments, pen-testing, reverse engineering and the prototyping of automated analysis solutions.

Gary Gaskell

Gary has worked in IT security for 24 years, initially implementing technical security things but in a few years he realised describing security vulnerabilities to management didn’t work. A mentor introduced him to ‘risk management’ and Gary’s used this to advise projects, executives and audit committees ever since.

David George

David George is a member of the ACSC Executive. He has 30 years experience as a national security professional, spanning both executive positons in the national intelligence community, and senior leadership positions in major global strategy consulting firms.

Trevor Gerdes

Trevor has been with VMware since 2008 and is a Strategic Architect within VMware’s Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence. Here he is responsible for extending the reach of VMware’s security and network knowledge and portfolio of products, into both customers and partners. Prior to this role, he was a Systems Engineer within VMware Australia’s Technology Solutions Group, where he was the Subject Matter Expert for networking and security. Before he joined VMware, Trevor had over 25 years experience in IT systems design, implementation, sales, pre-sales engineering and consulting, with a primary focus in the areas of data communications, networking and IT security.

Andrew Ginter

Andrew Ginter is the VP Industrial Security at Waterfall Security Solutions, leading a team responsible for industrial cyber-security research, contributions to standards and regulations, as well as security architecture recommendations for industrial sites. Before Waterfall, Andrew led the development of technology products for SCADA systems, IT/OT middleware, and ICS cyber security. He holds patents in the fields of IT/OT integration and ICS cyber security, is a co-author of the Industrial Internet Consortium Security Framework, the author of SCADA Security – What’s broken and how to fix it and the author of The Top 20 Cyberattacks on Industrial Control Systems. He is the co-chair of the ISA SP-99 working group updating the ICS Security Technologies report, and a frequent contributor to ICS cyber-security standards and post-secondary curricula. Andrew holds B.Sc. AMAT and M.Sc. CPSC degrees from the University of Calgary.

Murray Goldschmidt

Murray Goldschmidt is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Sense of Security, now celebrating 17 years in business.
Murray is an industry recognised information security expert, particularly for agile and cloud seen as the region’s thought leader on successful automated security integration for DevOps environments (DevSecOps).
Frequently invited to present at conferences, workgroups and seminars and asked to provide expert comment for news, editorials and publications, Murray has presented on DevOps Security at all leading regional conferences including RSA, Black Hat, AusCERT, ACSC, the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, AlllDayDevOps, and various FinTech Cyber Security Summits.

Sergey Gordeichik

Sergey Gordeychik is Product Director for Cyber Defence at DarkMatter. Before moving to DarkMatter, Sergey gained a wealth of practical experience in the cybersecurity industry. In particular, being Deputy CTO at Kaspersky Lab he was responsible for establishing the vision and leading the technological development for Threat Intelligence, Security Assessment, Incident Response and Research for enterprise, banks, telecom and ICS/SCADA niches. As CTO at Positive Technologies he led the development of Gartner recognized enterprise security products such as MaxPatorl, PT Application Inspector and PT Application Firewall.
Sergei is director and script writer of Positive Hack Days Forum, largest and most influent cybersecurity event in Eastern Europe. From 2012 he is leading SCADA StrangeLove industrial cybersecurity research team. Sergey has developed a number of training courses, including “Wireless Networks Security” and “Security Assessment of Web Applications,” published several dozens of articles in various titles and a book called “Wireless Networks Security”.
He is a popular speaker on internationals security conferences such as CCC, CodeBlue, POC, Zeronighs, member of the ENISA TRANSSEC expert group and CIGRE-RU problem group D2/B5. MCSE since NT 4.0, MCT, MVP: Enterprise Security R & D, CWNA, CISSP.

Nathan Green

Nathan Green has been a member of the Australian Federal Police for 18 years. He trained as an Organic Chemist initially, with a longtime interest in Digital Forensics. He took over an operational Digital Forensics team in 2015, and is now OIC of the DF Operations, Training and Advanced Capabilities teams in Sydney. Personal areas of interest and effort are mobile phone systems and cryptography, with a side of malware.

Paul Grigson

Paul Grigson commenced in the role of Deputy Secretary, Home Affairs Programmes on 19 February 2018. Mr Grigson joined the Department’s Portfolio leadership team from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where he was Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia from January 2015.
He was a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Department in September 2010. In 2014 he was Australia’s Special Representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Prior to this he was Ambassador to Thailand (2008-2010). He has also served overseas as Ambassador to Burma (Myanmar) (2003-2004); Chief Negotiator of the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville (2000); and Counsellor later Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh (1993-1995).
From 2007 to 2008, Mr Grigson served as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Other roles with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade include First Assistant Secretary, South East Asia Division (2004 2007); Assistant Secretary, Maritime South-East Asia Branch (2000-2003); Director, Parliamentary Liaison and Freedom of Information Section (1992-1993); Adviser, Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs (1992); and Media Liaison Officer (1991-1992). Mr Grigson also served as Senior Adviser, International Division in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (1997-2000).
Mr Grigson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Journalism from the University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Letters from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is married with two children. He speaks French.

Peter Hannay

Peter Hannay is a researcher and lecturer based within the Edith Cowan University School of Science. His research is focused on the acquisition and analysis of data from small and embedded devices, with a particular focus on locational history. Peter is also involved in network vulnerability, malware and OT research projects under the banner of the Security Research Institute.

John Harris

Jon Harris is a Splunker and Security and ITOA SME that has been working in the security industry for 5+ years. Before joining Splunk in early 2016, Jon was a Security Engineer for Check Point Software Technologies and has focussed on Australian Public Sector accounts.

Feixiang He

Feixiang He is a mobile security researcher at Analysis and Research Team from Mobile Threat Prevention of Check Point. For years, he works only multiple fronts of mobile security including threat intelligence, malware behavioral analysis and detection engine development. Together with others from the ART team, he exposed many high profile malware campaigns such as HummingBad, Gooligan, and Fireball.

John Hildebrandt

John has over 30 years’ experience in the Computer Science, Enterprise Information Technology and Research areas. His experience includes the areas of solutions architecture, technology strategy, application architecture, distributed systems, image databases, and image analysis. John has extensive Public Sector, Defence and Intelligence experience over 30 years including postings into Australian and US Intelligence agencies in integrated Military and Civilian teams. John worked in the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) as a Senior Research Scientist leading teams undertaking cutting edge Image Analysis and Distributed Systems research. Before joining AWS he had senior roles at Microsoft and IBM providing Architectural advice to Federal Government customers. John is currently employed as a Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Canberra. He was the first employee for the growing ANZ Public Sector team and has been active in growing the team. John assists Public Sector customers and partners envisage and architect Cloud solutions using the AWS platform. John has trained hundreds of customers and partners on the architectural details of the AWS platform and has presented at Australian and New Zealand Summits on AWS technologies.

David Holmes

David Holmes is a researcher and evangelist for F5 Networks, with an emphasis on cryptography, distributed denial of service attacks, and the Internet of Things. He has spoken at over 50 conferences such as RSA, RSA Europe, InfoSec and Gartner Data Center. Holmes has authored white papers on security topics on global cryptography trends and DDoS, IoT and blockchain. He has also written for industry magazines such as SCMagazine and the Network World. Holmes writes regularly about vulnerabilities, technical solutions and the security industry for SecurityWeek.com and F5 Labs.

Brendan Hopper

Brendan Hopper is the General Manager of the Commonwealth Bank’s Cyber Security Centre, which works around the clock to actively defend customers and vital bank infrastructure from cyber threats. Prior to this, Brendan lead the Group’s Cyber Architecture, Secure Coding and Penetration Testing practice, and originally started his career in Cyber Security focusing on vulnerability research. Brendan is also actively involved in fostering the next generation of cyber experts within the Sec.EDU program, and has been doing cyber security curriculum design, course creation, and lecturing at the University of New South Wales since 2009.

Simon Howard

Simon Howard runs ZX Security, a penetration testing firm based out of New Zealand. Simon also co-founded and assists with running Australasia’s largest hacker conference, Kiwicon. Simon and his team have spent a considerable amount of time researching OSINT techniques and training LEA and Government organisations.

Kris Hunt

Kris Hunt is the manager of the Sydney arm of the Google Detection & Response team He has focused on the detection side of security for the past 15 years and today, his role is to lead teams of security engineers who innovate and evolve Alphabet’s detection systems to match the ever increasing sophistication of attackers.

Declan Ingram

Declan Ingram is the Manager of Operations for CERT NZ and leads the technical side of the CERT – including the Incident Response Team. Mr Ingram has worked for over 17 years in information security, with broad experience in both incident response and security testing.

David Irvine

David Irvine was a long-serving diplomat who was Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea from 1996-1999 and Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China between 2000-2003, also concurrently Australian Ambassador to Mongolia and to the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea. He subsequently became the only person to have served as the head both of Australia’s foreign intelligence collection agency and its domestic security agency – positions he held for almost twelve years.
He is currently the Chairman of the Foreign Investment Review Board and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Archives of Australia. He is an Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University and also lectures at the National Security College within the Australian National University. He chairs the Cyber Security Research Centre, a not-for-profit company promoting industry investment into Australia’s cyber research capabilities in conjunction with the Government’s Cooperative Research Centre programme.
Irvine has published two books on Indonesian culture. He has honorary doctorates from the University of Western Australia (Letters) and Edith Cowan University (Science). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
Irvine was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2005 for services to the promotion of Australia’s international relations.

Andrew Jamieson

Andrew Jamieson has over 20 years of experience in working with payment systems and emerging technologies. Before working with UL, Andrew has worked for a number of different companies creating new technologies in the areas of payment systems, and consumer products. In this capacity, Andrew has written a number of payments and security based patents, which have been granted around the world.
Andrew worked for Witham Laboratories since 2003, throughout the time when the company was accredited as the 4th company in the world permitted to perform PCI PED evaluations. During this time, Andrew has personally performed a number of PCI PED evaluations, PCI DSS audits and is responsible for managing all other evaluation and technical work performed by the laboratory. Witham Laboratories was purchased by UL at the start of 2012, as part of their growth into the Transaction Security business.
Andrew was responsible for the Device, Audit, and Standards division for UL, which included at the time all three of their PTS accredited laboratories, and non-PCI security evaluation services such as FIPS140-2 and Visa Ready mobile device evaluations. During his time managing this division, he grew both profitability and revenue whilst maintaining close relationships with the accreditation bodies.
From this position, Andrew moved into the Innovation Group in UL Transaction Security, helping to ensure that the company maintains its relevance during this time of rapid change in the areas of security and payments. Here he worked on aspects of IoT security, biometric security, and software based security – including both testing and standardisation in these areas.
Andrew is currently the Technical Manager of the Consumer Security Group within UL, responsible for oversight of the quality, IT, and ‘greenfields’ testing areas of this group. Andrew holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (with Honours), and a Masters degree in Information Security.

Richard Johnson

Richard has seventeen years experience at the Westpac Group. Prior to his appointment as Chief Information Security Officer, Richard was the Head of Technical Security Services for the Group. In these roles, he has led the Group’s information security strategy, delivery and governance.

Prior to joining the Westpac Group, Richard held roles as Head of Technology Audit at Woolworths Limited, Technology Audit Manager at BT Financial Group, and in Computer Risk Management at Arthur Andersen.

In addition to his academic credentials, Richard has a number of professional security qualifications including CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, SCF, and ACP.

David Kalisch

David W. Kalisch was appointed the 15th Australian Statistician on 11 December 2014. As Agency Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics he is accountable for the functions and operations of the Bureau. He has also been appointed as the non-judicial member of the Australian Electoral Commission.

Mr Kalisch is an economist with public sector experience in research and analysis, policy development and service delivery. He has an interest in labour markets, macroeconomics, retirement incomes, welfare to work strategies and health policy. He has pursued organisational performance and renewal through recent leadership responsibilities.
Mr Kalisch was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for four years, a Commissioner at the Productivity Commission and a Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has had Senior Executive roles in a range of Departments since 1991, has had two appointments at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and was a member of the Australian Delegation to the OECD.

He studied economics at the University of Adelaide, is a Public Policy Fellow at the Australian National University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Adrian Justice

Adrian has been an incident responder with the Australian Cyber Security Center since 2015.

Colin Keen

Detective Senior Sergeant Colin Keen is the current Cybercrime Investigations and Covert Online Operations Manager for the Western Australian Police Force. He has been a serving Police Officer for 22 years, working within Cybercrime and Digital Forensics for the last 13 years. He holds a Masters degree in Digital Forensics and currently completing his Doctorate(PhD).

Neil Kenzler

Neil Kenzler is Chief Risk Officer at Teachers Mutual Bank Limited which has three divisions Firefighters Mutual Bank, Teachers Mutual Bank and UniBank. Neil joined the Bank in 2009 after previously working in superannuation, banking, accounting and government.
He is leading a team specialising in Cyber Protection, cybersecurity as a second line of defence, cybercrime and fraud education, prevention, detection and investigation. He is a strong advocate of industry collaboration in combating cyber threats and financial crime.

Michiel Kok

After graduating as a bachelor in Economics, Michiel worked for 13 years as a technical sales consultant at international corporations like General Electric and Fujitsu. Michiel started his career at the Dutch National Police in 2010 in a broader policing environment of the Dutch National Crime Agency, but soon he became one of the core leaders of the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU). He is responsible for international collaboration and data analysis.

Michiel finished his Master of Criminal Investigation on Cyber at the Dutch Police Academy in 2012. In 2016 he successfully completed the FBI National Academy; Class 266.

The NHTCU is a team within the Dutch National Police Agency dedicated to investigating advanced forms of cybercrime. It targets cases classified as “high tech crime,” which includes those forms of crime that are organized, target computer systems and use sophisticated new technology or methods. NHTCU handled cases like: Hansa Market dismantling, KPN Hack, Operation TorPedo, Decrypting Criminal Communication (PGP) and NoMoreRansom.org.

Patrick McBride

Patrick McBride is the Chief Marketing and Chief Strategy Officer of Claroty. Prior to joining the company, he was the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at iSIGHT Partners (now FireEye). At iSIGHT Partners Mr. McBride was responsible for defining the global threat intelligence market and was a key advocate for security professionals shifting from attack response to proactive preparation. Before iSIGHT Partners, Patrick led global marketing at privileged identity management company, Xceedium Inc. Previously, he co-founded and served as the CEO of META Security Group, a security and compliance software and consulting company, and was a Senior Vice President of META Group (now Gartner), where he led the Global Research Team’s network security and IT operations practice. With nearly three decades of experience in cybersecurity, Mr. McBride is frequent speaker at industry events. He holds a BS in Management and an AS in Computer Programming from Keene State College.

David McLean

Commander David McLean is currently performing the role of Manager Cybercrime Operations within the Australian Federal Police Organised Crime and Cyber portfolio. In that capacity Commander McLean is responsible for the investigation of significant criminal acts which may compromise computer systems relied upon by the Australian critical infrastructure community or information systems of national and international significance.
Commander McLean until recently was also responsible for Child Protection Operations and the targeting of offenders using the internet to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children or who travel offshore and commit sexual offences against them.
Previous senior executive roles occupied by Commander McLean include Manager Professional Standards responsible for internal investigations and maintenance of the AFP integrity framework; Deputy Chief Police Officer, ACT Policing, the AFP’s community policing arm; and Chief of Staff, responsible for the coordination of information, administrative and support services provided to the Commissioner and AFP Executive.
From 2004 to 2007, Commander McLean was stationed in Washington DC where he served as the AFP Senior Liaison Officer responsible for cooperation with the United States and Canada on policing issues.
Commander McLean is a graduate of the AFP Management of Serious Crime Program, the AFP International Senior Command Program and the Australian Institute of Police Management. He holds a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership.

Phillip Misner

Phillip Misner is a Principal Security Group Manager with the Microsoft Security Response Center and the President of the Board of Directors for ICASI. In his role at Microsoft he manages the Ecosystem Strategy team. That team drives security researcher engagement, Microsoft’s bug bounty programs, industry and government collaboration, and public engagement for MSRC. Previously he led the crisis management team for over ten years driving Microsoft’s response to the biggest incidents. As a senior leader on the team he works broadly across Microsoft and the industry to better protect and educate customers on topics in security and privacy.

Phillip has worked in the Microsoft Security Response Center for over eleven years and a total of seventeen years in the technology industry. Prior to joining MSRC in 2006, he spent six years in product development in the Internet Explorer, Windows, and Developer Divisions.

Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell has more than a decade’s experience as an information security researcher. He has authored numerous technical documents and presented his findings at conferences, academic discussions, and in the classroom. Josh is an expert at discovering and exploiting vulnerabilities and writing code to protect operating systems and programs. He holds patents in classifying computer files and executable files as malware or whiteware. His patent on patchless update management for mobile devices is in progress. Josh has served in the United States Air Force and held numerous defense contracting roles covering electronic signals intelligence exploitation, electronic warfare, malware analysis, exploit development, and reverse engineering. He also provided security services for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Endgame, and Accuvant and assisted multiple computer emergency response teams with investigations vital to national security.

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.

Tom Mullen

Tom Mullen manages technical partnerships, industry analyst relationships and legal activities for OPSWAT, Inc. Tom earned a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Luke Musgrove

Luke has a PhD in Social Psychology from The Australian National University. Prior to the ACIC he worked in the Department of Defence on science and technology, support to operations and Defence Intelligence. Luke is Acting Manager Cybercrime Intelligence, Intelligence Branch at the ACIC and manages a team which includes overseas seconded analysts, secondees to other government agencies and Joint Cyber Security Centres around the country.

John Nast

As one of Westpac’s leading experts in digital fraud and cybercrime, Josh Nast is a Senior Manager in Digital Security who is passionate about protecting the Australian digital community. Josh leads the day to day digital security operations for online banking across the Westpac Group; including Westpac, St. George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne. With experience that dates back to the 1st cybercrime attacks that targeted Westpac and its customers Josh and his team are responsible for the robust security measures and real-time risk based authentication that provide our customers ultimate peace of mind when banking online.

Kayne Naughton

Kayne Naughton is a technologist and security researcher with 18 years experience across the education, government and finance industries. His recent work has been focused on threat intelligence, security testing and trying to understand how people could possibly think they can put Artificial Intelligence on the blockchain (whatever that means).

John O’Driscoll

John recently accepted the new role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in the Department of Premier & Cabinet in October 2017. His responsibilities include enhancing cyber security capability and resilience in Victoria, and delivering actions detailed in the recently released Victorian Government Cyber Security Strategy.

John has over 35 years’ experience in cyber security and IT governance within financial services and the public sector. He and his wife Margaret moved to Melbourne from Sydney in 2011 to take on a role in IT risk management with ANZ Bank. He is on the Board of the Melbourne Chapter of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), and is a regular guest lecturer on IT Security and Risk Management at a number of universities.

He enjoys sport and has a passion for flying.

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.

John Paitaridis

As the Managing Director of Optus Business, John Paitaridis leads Optus’ enterprise, business and government organisation. With 25 years’ industry experience, he is accountable for all aspects of sales, marketing, products, operations and service delivery.
Optus Business provides a wide range of network and technology solutions to support customers with their digital experience, innovation and transformation objectives. Key services include voice and data networks, enterprise mobility, collaboration, cloud and cyber security services.
John joined Optus in 2012, bringing a deep understanding of the telecommunications and ICT requirements of enterprise and government across many markets and industries. Previously, he was Executive Director at Telstra.
John has extensive experience managing businesses in the international markets including almost 10 years based in Europe and Asia. A seasoned senior executive, John has a strong track record of driving growth in revenue and profitability with a committed focus on serving customers and building high performance teams.
John holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2012, he was appointed as a member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) National Board of Directors and in 2016 was elected Chair of the Association.

Jonathan Palmer

Jonathan Palmer is the Deputy Australian Statistician responsible for the Census & Enabling Services Group in the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The Census and Enabling Services Group provides a range of corporate and statistical services, including: statistical data collection and dissemination, IT, Finance, Risk and Planning.

An IT professional by training, Jonathan’s career of more than 30 years has been largely devoted to the field of official statistics. He has held Chief Information Officer positions with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Statistics New Zealand and the International Monetary Fund (2006 – 2012) in Washington DC.

In 2017 Jonathan led the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Taskforce which surveyed more than 16 million Australians to seek their view as to whether the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry.

Jason Pang

Jason Pang is the Incident Response team leader at CERT Australia, Australia’s national Computer Emergency Response Team, providing advice and assistance to owners and operators of systems of national interest so they can better prevent, detect, and respond to an increasingly hostile environment. Some of his key responsibilities are providing assistance to Australian organisations that have had their networks breached, leading technical investigations to determine the full extent of the compromise, and providing effective remediation advice to improve the impacted organisation’s resiliency to better defend against future attacks.

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.

Rob Partridge

Rob has a very strong IT and systems background and is well known in the UK Security industry as an esteemed Learning and Development professional. Among other achievements, Rob created, from scratch, an internally and externally facing learning academy at zero cost. He’s often quoted in the UK national press, as well as advising the government on policy issues like the cyber skills gap and high unemployment rates in computer science. He is passionate about creating the cyber workforce of the future, and has introduced cyber security as a profession to thousands of school students in the UK, inspiring them to think about security as a profession in the future. Rob has been in his current role for 6 years. Educated in business studies at Leeds Metropolitan University and the University of Kent, Rob has worked for BT for 28 years. He is a member of various employer panels for development of learning solutions (specifically apprenticeships and neurodiversity) and is also responsible for hosting Cyber Security Challenge Master Class events on behalf of BT. Rob is also a fire fighter with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service, and in his spare time enjoys running half marathons and marathons, competing in triathlons and, more peacefully, scuba diving.

Domenico Perre

Domenico Perre is a Security SME working at Splunk with a heavy focus on Federal Government agencies.  He carries a rich background of knowledge working in IT Operations, Security Operations across the Federal, Legal, Health and Gambling Industries.

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.

Colin Radford

Colin has extensive business and people leadership experience in the Victorian Public Sector. He joined VMIA from ShineWing Australia and Deloitte, where he was lead partner for the Victorian Government. His government experience spans more than 25 years and includes leadership roles in a variety of government agencies and ministerial offices, and the professional services sector. Colin has had senior executive roles at the Transport Accident Commission and WorkSafe Victoria and is a regular presenter at industry conferences and events.

Lani Refiti

Lani is a Director and IoT Assurance Leader at PwC working with clients to help improve cybersecurity maturity and reduce risk in their organisation through the development of a functional security strategy and program. As IoT Assurance Leader he has developed PwC’s Assurance capabilities in smart cities, connected transport, IIoT and smart health. He is also Chief Executive Officer of IoTSec Australia, an industry initiative to advocate for secure practices in the IoT ecosystem. He is a sought after advisor, serving on the advisory group of Australia Israel chamber of Commerce and Signature Films. Lani is Channel 9 Queeensland SME on emerging technology and has a regular guest spot.

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Head of Cloud at the Digital Transformation Agency where his responsibilities include the cloud.gov.au Platform. He has spent the last 20 years working as a Systems Engineer with a passion for Agile Software Delivery practices, Systems Thinking, DevOps Culture and delivering value to customers and users.

Florian Ruechel

Florian (affectionately called Flozza in Australia) came to Atlassian as a Security Analyst handling incident response. He has since pivoted to Security Engineering, taking a more proactive approach. Embracing the true German in him, he likes meeting people over a beer.

Jacques Saad

Jacques Saad is a Bachelor of Security Studies student at Macquarie University and an Intelligence Analyst with VA Worldwide. Jacques’ professional experience encompasses the counter-terrorism, intelligence and cyber-security sectors. Jacques recently delivered an Intelligence Officer pathways research project as part of a professional partnership between VA Worldwide and Macquarie University. Jacques has also completed a placement program with NSW Police, evaluating cyber-crime threats and community resilience enhancement strategies. Jacques’ focus is to grow and apply his academic and professional experience – integrating continuous developments towards supporting VA Worldwide’s innovative, analytical and intelligence capabilities. Jacques’ aim is to augment education, collaboration and resilience within significant, and rapidly changing sectors of security.

Chris Saltys

Chris Saltys is Recorded Future’s Technical Solutions Manager for Asia-Pacific & Japan. Chris has worked with threat intelligence & security teams at Fortune 500 companies as well as global government agencies to operationalise threat intelligence, track existing threats to the organisation and identify emerging risks.

Bradley Schatz

Dr Bradley Schatz is a leading digital forensics practitioner and researcher. The practical outcomes of his research have contributed to the mainstreaming of volatile memory analysis, and led to the commercialisation of the Evimetry forensic system, which is used by police, government and corporate forensic and IR teams globally.

Jaap Singh

Jaap Karan Singh is the Co-Founder and Chief Singh of Secure Code Warrior, a global security company that makes software development better and more secure. After security testing at BAE Systems in Australia, Jaap moved from hacking web applications to educating developers on how to protect their own applications.

Jason Smith

Jason is a cyber security specialist at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). In this role he effectively identifies and manages cyber threats to energy market systems. Prior to joining AEMO, Jason served as the Technical Director of CERT Australia and led teams supporting critical infrastructure and other operators of systems of national interest respond to significant cyber intrusions.

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.

Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon is the Assistant Commissioner, Dispute Resolution at the OAIC. Andrew oversees the dispute resolution and enquiries functions of the OAIC, across both privacy and freedom of information. These functions include privacy complaint handling, undertaking IC reviews, responding to community, business and government enquiries and undertaking other regulatory activity including most Commissioner initiated investigations and data breach notifications.
Andrew has held senior management positions in two Australian Government regulatory agencies, firstly as the NSW State Manager for the National Native Title Tribunal for 7 years and for the past 10 years with the OAIC (formerly the OPC) — dealing with all functions of the office during that time.

Gokul Srinivasan

Gokul Srinivasan is a cyber-security expert specialising in cyber threat intelligence, incident response and cyber resilience. As a trusted advisor, Gokul helps organisations understand the cyber implications of geo-political changes and the threats they trigger. He advocates taking a threat-led approach to building cyber resilience and incident response capabilities.

Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens is the IT Security Advisor at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). He has been at ANSTO for 9 years in various roles and currently manages the computer security programme. He is involved with the IAEA developing computer security standards, developing and delivering IAEA nuclear computer security training courses, and participating in nuclear computer security audits. His background is in corporate IT security, specialising in industrial control security risk management.

Jonathan Storment

Jon Storment is a Cyber Exercise Planner with Northrop Grumman and currently supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Exercise and Planning Program as a Program Manager and Senior Exercise Planner. His responsibilities include providing end to end exercise planning support to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; critical infrastructure, private sector, and international stakeholders; and special events.

Matt Tett

Matt Tett is the Managing Director of Enex TestLab (www.testlab.com.au), an independent ISO17025 accredited testing laboratory with over 29 years history, ISO 9001 certification and a University heritage.

He is the chair of IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) Work Stream 5 – Cyber Security and Network Resilience. Matt also serves on the Online Safety Consultative Working Group (OSCWG) for the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the Communications Alliance Cyber Security Reference Panel (CSRP), the Internet Australia Cyber Security SIG, and is a member of the research advisory committee for the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory at Federation University.

Matt has a deep technical background in network and security systems and he holds the following security certifications in good standing for 10+ years: CISSP, CISM, CSEPS and CISA. He holds Government and Police Contractor security clearances.

Matt is well known globally across industry and government as a highly technical straight shooter. Effectively translating complex technology to the lay-person. His organisations objective is using science to keep tech vendors honest by rigorously testing their product claims and ensuring consumer requirements are met.

Russell Tomkins

Russell Tomkins is a Field Engineer at Microsoft working closely with their Premier Support customers for over 6 years. His focus is on assisting organisations from all levels of government and across the entire private sector to gain a better understanding of how to secure their Microsoft investments and the business solutions that rely on them. With a strong focus on the implementation of Microsoft identity solutions such Active Directory and Public Key Infrastructure, he continually uncovers and exposes some of the most straight forward yet critical operational and technical security flaws in his customers environments.

Craig Valli

Craig’s diverse career has evolved from working within the secondary education sector to his currently position as the Director of ECU’s Security Research Institute and Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.
His area of expertise is cyber security, an area that has rapidly developed in both importance and relevance over the last 20 years as we become increasingly dependent on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to run our economies and many facets of everyday life.
Craig has worked in the ICT education and research sector his entire life. Initially within the secondary sector teaching ICT across a period of 12 years. In addition to this in 1995 Craig was part owner and director of one of Perth’s first Internet Service providers (Global Data Access). Focusing on a new direction in his career he re-entered postgraduate study in 1999 at ECU, completed a Masters of Management Information Systems (Deans List) in 2000 and then started his Doctorate. Shortly thereafter he joined ECU’s School of Management Information Systems as Lecturer (Computer Security) and in 2007 became Head of the School of Computer and Information Science which in 2009 became the School of Computer and Security Science. That same year Craig became a Professor of Digital Forensics and ECU was recognized by the Australian Computer Society as being a Centre of Expertise in Security. In 2012 Craig became Director of the ECU Security Research Institute (ECUSRI).
Given his extensive experience in the IT industry, Craig regularly consults with industry and government, focusing on securing networks and critical infrastructures, detection of network borne threats, forensic analysis of cyber security incidents, network security and digital forensics.
He has an active research profile with in excess of 100 publications to his name.

Marcel van den Berg

Marcel van den Berg is a Senior Research Fellow at Team Cymru who has been investigating cyber crime and Internet threats for the past 18 years. At Team Cymru, an Internet security research firm, Marcel works to keep organizations and the Internet in general safe. When not analyzing threats, Marcel spends his time researching new techniques for big data analysis and visualization.

Marcel is a former Dutch police officer who helped set up the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit. He was the lead investigator of the Toxbot malware case, developed new Internet traffic analysis techniques, and served as a guest lecturer at the Dutch police academy before joining Team Cymru in 2008.

Tim Wellsmore

Tim Wellsmore is a driven cyber security leader with extensive experience in cyber security, cyber intelligence and technical intelligence operations across Government and private sectors. At FireEye, Tim has lead the Asia Pacific region’s intelligence function with a strong focus on improving regional intelligence and capability access with a strong focus on improving customer outcomes. In this role, Tim pioneered, developed and implemented FireEye’s new Cyber Threat Operations Centre model and harnessed regional capabilities and threat awareness for our customers. Currently, Tim is the regional lead responsible for overseeing and delivering innovative security and intelligence programs and solutions for discerning government clients through strategic partnerships.

Luke Wildman

Dr Luke Wildman is the Siemens Mobility Australia Key Expert for RAMSS: Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety, and Security.
Luke’s background includes security product development for Australian Defence, RAMSS Engineering in Software and Hardware R&D for Rail, and the Systems Assurance Manager at Siemens Mobility.
Over the last 10 years Luke has been involved in the Assurance of Safety and Security for various products and projects. These includes Vandal-resistant train-stops, Safety-related Operational Train Control software, and Safety-Critical Signalling Interlocking and Automated Train Protection systems, as well as Mainline and Metro Railway projects applying these products.
Increasing digitalisation and modernisation of the Railway sees Luke increasingly occupied with software-intensive and communications-based systems and the cyber-security aspects for product development and project delivery.

Brett Williams

Brett is an Information Security Professional and is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of the IT security landscape. He has had experience working across industry sectors including finance, government, health and education, he is responsible for helping customers better manage their cyber risk and information security across their enterprises.

Brett has over 26 years’ experience working in IT infrastructure and Security with a focus on incident response, advanced threat detection, security operations and digital forensics.

Currently, Brett is Director of Sales Engineering for Asia Pacific and Japan at Carbon Black. Where he works with customers to build solutions to detect, respond and prevent advanced cyber-attacks on end points from desktops, servers, ATMs and industry control systems.

Brett Winterford

Brett Winterford is the Senior Manager of Security Awareness and Capability as part of the Commonwealth Bank’s Cyber Outreach team. Brett manages security awareness programs for Commonwealth Bank, provides advice and resources to the bank’s clients and partners, and works with universities to develop cyber security curriculum and research programs. Brett previously worked as a journalist, commentator and educator in Australia’s technology sector for over 15 years.