Agenda

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

07:45 - 08:30

Registration & Check-in

Secure your seat in the keynote room for the day.

Jim Berry

CEO at ADAPT

About

Jim is well known in the local market for delivering on his promise and his entire career has been spent connecting the right people at the right time in roles across Europe, China and Australia.

He founded ADAPT to deliver quality outcomes with integrity and now in our 8th year, growth has been consistent. Jim is still positioned across sales and account management where he delivers innovative results and programs and leads by example.

He also runs entrepreneurial product development and the evolution and clear differentiated value of ADAPT’s offerings. As well as a NSW Small Business Excellence nomination, ADAPT were 55th in BRW’s 2014 Top 100 Start Ups – Jim’s 3rd time there – previously as Founder of Strategic Path, an award-winning ICT publisher, he steered the company to make the list in both 2009 and 2010.

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome to the 4th Security Edge: Risk, Visibility & Protection in a Distributed World

Jim Berry - CEO at ADAPT Read More

Australia is experiencing rebounds in business and consumer confidence, helping maintain our V-shaped recovery, but we have evolved new hybrid and distributed ways of working.

The silver linings of the pandemic include accelerated digital projects and maturity, alongside the reduction of several pre-existing barriers to transformation – and we must adapt to doing business in this higher risk landscape.

Security Edge will take you and your peers on a practical journey to overcome the key challenges around your role in managing people, delivering digital resilience and protection, while maintaining visibility over a blurring domain.

Matt Boon

Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

About

As Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Matt Boon, is responsible for directing and developing ADAPTs research content and positions. In his role at ADAPT Boon advises C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. Boon is also responsible for bringing together groups of C-Suite leaders to discuss and prepare for the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

ADAPT host’s numerous industry leading IT focused events annually and Boon is responsible for hosting, chairing and delivering ADAPT independent content and positions to help attendees make informed IT decisions.

08:45 - 09:10

ADAPT Research: The Collective Intelligence: Insights from CIO, CFO & Security Edge Surveys

Matt Boon - Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Read More

ADAPT’s research and advisory leadership team reveal the latest local fact-based insights, based upon 10,000 conversations and over 1,000 detailed surveys of our region’s executive digital and IT leaders.

Matt reveals the core findings distilled from your aggregated pre-event surveys and those of your executive CFO, Digital and CIO peers on their drivers, aims and opinions on security strategy. Also comparing the investment priorities, resource allocation and unique challenges of the Australian CISO for you to benchmark and validate your thinking.

Assaf Keren

CISO & VP, Enterprise Cyber Security at PayPal

About

Assaf serves as Chief Information Security Officer & VP, Enterprise Cyber Security for PayPal where he oversees all aspects of PayPal’s security product and service delivery organization globally. Assaf provides strategic leadership for PayPal Security’s First Line of Defense team, which builds security products, manages security infrastructure, and provides security services for the company’s customer base.

Assaf started his career in Information and Cyber Security in the Israeli defense forces in 2000, where he held various ranks over seven years including Captain and then as Major in the reserves. After his military service, he joined the Israeli Ministry of Finance as the Chief Information Security Officer of the government ISP and eGovernment unit.

In 2010, Assaf co-founded CyberVision, a company which detected malicious software’s command and control channels using AI/ML technologies which was acquired by Verint Systems in 2011. Assaf then led product management for Verint’s Cyber Defense business focusing on developing country-level cyber defense capabilities. In 2013, he co-founded SenseCy, a cyber intelligence company focusing on the acquisition and analysis of malware traded on the darknet and underground forums.

In 2020, Assaf joined the Google CISO Customer Advisory Board, and 2021, Assaf joined the board of advisors for Arnica, a stealth DevSecOps startup.

Since 2018, Assaf has been a mentor in the Israeli-American Council’s Eitanim project, an entrepreneurship program aimed at helping middle and high school youth learn how to envision, plan and execute a business plan.

Aparna Sundararajan

Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

About

Aparna Sundararajan leads the emerging and disruptive technology research agenda within ADAPT’s strategic advisory team. As Senior Research Strategist, her role is to create independent advice for the Australian C-Suite around emerging technologies, trends and investment priorities and developing industry leading content for the ADAPT portfolio of Edge events.

As a technology analyst and marketer, Aparna aligns the burning issues of senior executives with digital business dynamics and emerging technology capabilities to create strategic advice for ADAPT’s Members and Strategic Partners.

Aparna has had 12 years working in the IT services sector, much of it with Gartner, where she developed independent advice for senior IT managers on the emerging roles and responsibilities they face in digital technologies, digital customer behaviour, and business model transformation.

 

09:10 - 09:55

Architecting the Safety and Security of Customer Data
Exclusive Q&A with Assaf Keren - CISO & VP, Enterprise Cyber Security at PayPal

Assaf Keren - CISO & VP, Enterprise Cyber Security at PayPal Aparna Sundararajan - Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT Read More

ADAPT Analyst Aparna Sundararajan interviews Assaf as he joins us live from San Jose.

We are honoured to welcome live from the USA one of the world’s foremost security leaders.

Assaf is the CISO & VP, Enterprise Cyber Security organisation in PayPal, in charge of delivery of PayPal’s security strategy by designing, building, and operating security products and services. He has been working in the security field for the last 19 years and has been an entrepreneur, vendor, operator, and leader in large corporations.

This includes a former role securing and protecting the Israeli governments networks and systems.

We will debate modern security architecture to protect customer data at PayPal, where ‘good’ yesterday is not good enough today:

  • Challenges of safety and security of customer data
  • Zero trust architectures
  • Privacy and balancing GRC
  • Fraud engines to ensure customer protection

This exclusive session will allow time for audience live Q&A under the Chatham House Rule.

Ben de Bont

CISO at ServiceNow

About

Ben de Bont joined ServiceNow in July 2019 and currently serves as CISO. Mr. de Bont previously served as CISO for IBM Cloud, CSO for HP Cloud, CISO for Myspace, and led Microsoft’s online incident response team.
Ben co-leads the Technology & Innovation Council for Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and as of 2017 has been a board and founding member of the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN).

In 2018, Ben was selected to participate in the Presidential Leadership Scholar Program, a joint initiative of the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson, merging leaders from across non-profit, military, public, and private sector fields to facilitate solutions to the nation’s most pressing issues.

Ben holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, his thesis in cryptography and encryption. Ben was named 2018 Queensland University of Technology Alumnus of the Year for Science and Engineering.

From 1997-2000 Ben served in the Australian Army.

09:55 - 10:25

The Modern CISO Mindset: Shifting from Accountability to Action

Ben de Bont - CISO at ServiceNow Read More

The threat landscape continues to evolve at a record pace. As a modern CISO in an increasingly complex cybersecurity environment, you’re being called to do the same. In this keynote, Ben de Bont, ServiceNow CISO, will discuss the critical mindset shift he has made to drive maximum impact for his organisation.

He’ll offer recommendations on how global CISOs can transform from being accountable for policy, architecture, and guidelines to actively driving and implementing proactive change across the enterprise. You’ll walk away with an understanding of how to effectively know and report on the true state of your exposure so you can minimise your organisation’s risk and maximise its innovation and productivity.

10:25 - 10:45

Refreshments Break

Served to your table.

Liz Kreuger

Associate Principal at NOBL Collective

About

Liz is an Associate Principle at NOBL, a global organisational design firm born in the US with a new office in Sydney. At Security Edge 2021, she’ll break down what leaders can do to create and retain a high-performing team, drawing on her experience in operations, human resources, and organisational strategy to drive meaningful and lasting change.

10:45 - 11:15

Operational Empathy: How to Create and Retain a High Performing Team?

Liz Kreuger - Associate Principal at NOBL Collective Read More

In today’s increasingly competitive market, facing fatigue and retention challenges, leaders need to create and foster high-performing teams if they’re going to achieve their goals. But what actually makes for a high-performing team? And how do leaders accomplish this monumental undertaking while juggling their daily demands?

While there’s no one recipe for success, there are core elements that Security leaders can leverage to help teams perform at their best.

Liz is an Associate Principle at NOBL, a global organisational design firm born in the US with a new office in Sydney. At Security Edge 2021, she’ll break down what leaders can do to create and retain a high-performing team, drawing on her experience in operations, human resources, and organisational strategy to drive meaningful and lasting change.

Alastair MacGibbon

Chief Strategy Officer at CyberCX

About

Alastair is Australia’s most recognised cyber security leader, and is the Chief Strategy Officer at CyberCX.

His leadership experience includes serving in senior cyber roles across government, as National Cyber Security Adviser, head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, as well as serving as Australia’s inaugural eSafety Commissioner. Alastair has also held senior roles across the private sector, including head of eBay’s Asia Pacific Trust & Safety operations, and previously served in the Australian Federal Police for 15 years.

11:15 - 11:45

Glass Half Full – Optimism in the Face of Cyber Security’s Existential Threat

Alastair MacGibbon - Chief Strategy Officer at CyberCX Read More

The increasingly sophisticated and dynamic nature of cybercrime makes it an existential threat to our economy and our way of life. But there is cause for optimism, with government reshaping the regulatory landscape to make it fit for purpose, boards and executives improving their understanding of cyber risk and resilience, and more appetite for meaningful collaboration across the public and private sectors.

Australia has a bright future ahead, but to realise our potential in the post-Covid, digitally accelerated world, we need both the government and private sectors stepping up to their respective roles in ensuring we have the cyber capability and resilience to protect our critical assets and safeguard our economic prosperity.

Alastair is Australia’s most recognised cyber security leader, and is the Chief Strategy Officer at CyberCX. His leadership experience includes serving in senior cyber roles across government, as National Cyber Security Adviser, head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, as well as serving as Australia’s inaugural eSafety Commissioner. Alastair has also held senior roles across the private sector, including head of eBay’s Asia Pacific Trust & Safety operations, and previously served in the Australian Federal Police for 15 years.

11:50 - 12:50

1-1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

11:50 - 12:50

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Rizwan Zaidi

ServiceNow Risk Solutions for Australia and New Zealand

About

Rizwan Zaidi is a Sales Manager, Risk Solution at ServiceNow based in Santa Clara, California.

He specialises in enhancing profitability of a risk management portfolio, developing a strategic alliance ecosystem and driving tactical initiatives which result in top line growth.

Brian Spring

ServiceNow Security Solutions for Australia and New Zealand

About

Brian is focused on helping security professionals from small, medium and large enterprises and government agencies who must respond faster to security events and vulnerabilities while effectively managing risk.

Roundtable 1

Best Practices for Managing Cyber Risk and Building Operational Resilience for Critical Infrastructure

Rizwan Zaidi - ServiceNow Risk Solutions for Australia and New Zealand Brian Spring - ServiceNow Security Solutions for Australia and New Zealand Read More

As the pressured business environment continues to evolve globally, many of us are adjusting our security strategy to ensure forward progress in a time of crisis. During times like this, we think sharing collective security wisdom is invaluable.

ServiceNow will lead a discussion to explore how industry leaders are addressing the following key topics:

  • Managing risk and the evolving threats to critical infrastructure
  • Security incident response and vulnerability response strategies
  • Measuring cyber security success through operational efficiency gains

Raymond Maisano

Head of Australia and New Zealand at Cloudflare

About

Raymond Maisano is Head of Australia and New Zealand at Cloudflare and is responsible for leading the company’s business for these regions. This includes growing Cloudflare’s presence and brand recognition in Australia and New Zealand, as well as optimising its reach to customers through sales and channel partners.

An accomplished executive with 20+ years of experience directing and guiding the growth of high-profile organisations, through Maisano’s charter, he closely engages with CxOs and industry leaders across A/NZ.

Prior to joining Cloudflare, Maisano spent 4 years as Director of VMware’s Network and Security business in A/NZ, and 15 years building and growing businesses at Hewlett Packard. Most recently, as General Manager of HP Networking in South Pacific, and General Manager of HP Servers, in these roles Maisano led teams of sales, marketing, channel, finance and product management professionals in taking IT infrastructure solutions to the market.

Roundtable 2

Redesign Your Network and Security for a Dynamic Modern Business

Raymond Maisano - Head of Australia and New Zealand at Cloudflare Read More

The rapid shift to a digital world and mobile workforce requires networks to remain global, distributed, and consistently connected — with no lapse in security or performance. However, networking and security are converging but everyone has a different perspective.

As old network security models failed to keep up with developing threats, and modern-day network architecture increased in complexity, many organisations already made significant investments in their shift to the cloud. The ultimate challenge is how to achieve a streamlined approach for network security in the pursuit of building a resilient business.

Join Cloudflare for an interactive discussion on how enterprise companies of the future architect and optimise a secure network environment for an agile world.

Discussion points will focus on how to:

  • Get started on the journey to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
  • Develop the business case and decide what to include
  • Address the overlap with existing systems in the cloud and associated risks
  • Align siloed teams across security and network functions
  • Review skills and capabilities needed for the roll-out and maintenance

Stephen Gillies

Technology Evangelist APAC at Fastly

About

Stephen is an experienced, adaptable IT sales professional who has held a range of roles with leading global IT security vendors and Australian organisations. As a well-respected security evangelist, he is adept at communicating IT security concepts and solutions to business leaders using a combination of storytelling, case study examples, active white boarding and brainstorming techniques such as mapping, ideation and star-bursting.

Stephen enjoys working with teams to help align business strategies and IT security priorities, often taking on the ‘trusted advisor’ role to identify and mitigate IT risk. Relying on relationships built over many years, Stephen has worked with organisations from a number of industries including state and federal public sector, large telco, utilities, and higher education.

Roundtable 3

Driving Change at Scale: Security's New Path for CISOs

Stephen Gillies - Technology Evangelist APAC at Fastly Read More

As nations around the world grappled with global health risks since the start of 2020, businesses responded to the emergency with ad-hoc work-at-home arrangements to keep employees both safe and productive. That abrupt shift put the added strain on CISOs, CTOs and CIOs to ensure that employees could access the full set of services and applications needed to do their jobs securely (from wherever they’re working).

Half way through 2021, companies now need to ensure that those improvised changes to infrastructure and process are both resilient and secure — while continuing to press forward on other transformation initiatives.

Join Stephen Gillies, Technology Evangelist APAC at Fastly, in the roundtable session to discuss your thoughts and how businesses are re-thinking workflow and re-architecting infrastructure.

Roundtable 4

Revealing the (Open) Secret to Closing IT Accountability Gaps

with Tanium Read More

This closed door session with your peers will discuss the secrets to closing IT gaps in visibility, accountability and resilience.

There are many point tools that deliver critical tasks across the business, but this variety leaves IT Ops teams and Security teams working in silos. It also creates critical gaps in IT Visibility, Security & Accountability. So, what do these gaps mean for the business? Are they more critical for CISOs than they are for CIOs? Most importantly, how can different units work together to close these gaps? Join experts and your peers for this roundtable debate – moderated by an ADAPT analyst.

12:50 - 13:50

Peer Networking Seated Lunch

Peter Weill

Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR

About

Peter Weill’s work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises. Weill joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). MIT CISR is funded by approximately 100 corporate sponsors and patrons, and undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from Information Technology (IT). As chair, Weill focuses on globalizing the center’s research and delivery. In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized Weill as #24 of The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, the highest-ranked academic. In Dec 2019, his 2015 MIT SMR article Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Era was recognized as one of The Best 10 SMR Articles in the 2010s.

Peter has worked on digitization issues with the Executive Committees and Boards of more than 40 companies globally. He conducts workshops for key conferences, including the CEO Summits for Microsoft, IBM, and SAP, and the International Monetary Conference.

13:55 - 14:40

Exclusive MIT Workshop: The 4 Pathways to Transformation and Future Ready Security

Peter Weill - Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR Read More

As Chair of CISR at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Peter’s work centres on the role, value, and governance of digitisation in enterprises. He regularly advises the CEOs, Boards and Top Management Teams of Australia’s largest organisations, and their global peers.

Peter was ranked by Ziff Davis as the 24th most influential person in IT and the highest ranking academic. MIT CISR undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from digital.

To help Australian CISOs to perform in their role in enabling digital innovation and implementing the right digital foundations for an unpredictable world, this live workshop will share what Boards, Executive Committees, CIO and Digital leaders of more than a thousand enterprises globally are planning.

Wherever your enterprise is on its journey to transformation it will soon be accelerating – but is security an afterthought or embedded into the transformation process?

Using latest global MIT research, Peter will describe:

  • The 4 pathways to transformation for Future-Ready enterprises
  • The financial performance of companies at various stages of transformation
  • The four explosion enterprises have to manage

Then we will workshop effective approaches for embedding security into transformation and role of the CISO leaders.

Question we will address: How do some companies outperform the rest? How do you compare?

ADAPT has worked with MIT to help gather data from the AU/NZ region on the effectiveness of local transformation programs. In this interactive live session, Peter will draw on this fresh research, with local perspective and global comparison for CISOs to assess, reflect and secure the next rounds of digital strategy for the post lockdown world.

Aparna Sundararajan

Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

About

Aparna Sundararajan leads the emerging and disruptive technology research agenda within ADAPT’s strategic advisory team. As Senior Research Strategist, her role is to create independent advice for the Australian C-Suite around emerging technologies, trends and investment priorities and developing industry leading content for the ADAPT portfolio of Edge events.

As a technology analyst and marketer, Aparna aligns the burning issues of senior executives with digital business dynamics and emerging technology capabilities to create strategic advice for ADAPT’s Members and Strategic Partners.

Aparna has had 12 years working in the IT services sector, much of it with Gartner, where she developed independent advice for senior IT managers on the emerging roles and responsibilities they face in digital technologies, digital customer behaviour, and business model transformation.

 

Dave Cowan

CISO at Link Group

About

Dave has 22 years’ experience in the IT/Security industry and has worked in Australia, New Zealand and the UK for leading international companies including NZ Joint Forces, Mace Group, Syntax Integration and Plan-Net Plc.

Dave joined Link Group in 2013 and is now the global Chief Information Security Officer and was instrumental in Link achieving ISO 27001 certification status in 2015 (the international standard for Information Security).

As Chief Information Security Officer, Dave provides strategic, tactical and operational leadership to protect Link Group’s as well as their client’s information assets and is focused on improving the overall Information Security posture.

Both in Australia and overseas, Dave has worked across all aspects of the IT spectrum and has a detailed understanding of Information Governance, Information Security, Data/Cyber Security, ISO/IEC 27001, NIST, Internal Audit, Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery Planning, Project Management, ITIL, ISO/IEC 20000, Strategy, Support Services and Service Delivery.

Mitra Minai

CISO at Healthscope

About

Mitra is a senior Technology and Security Transformation executive with over 20 years’ experience working in the Health, Financial and Professional Services industries. Mitra is a recognised leader in successfully defining and implementing Centres of Excellence Technology and Cybersecurity functions across major International and Australian Banks and most recently in the Health Sector.

Mitra is a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders including Board of Directors and Risk and Audit Committees, enabling effective governance and insights for investment and decision making.

Mitra is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Healthscope. She is in charge of defining and implementing Healthscope’s Cybersecurity strategy, priorities and roadmap. She is actively uplifting the Cybersecurity capability and maturity posture of the Organisation and delivering effective Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity solutions and services across the Enterprise to 42 Healthscope Hospitals.

Mitra is an active Board Member on the ISACA Melbourne Chapter Board and has extensive experience in governance and oversight of all operational elements of the Chapter activities to ensure the delivery of optimal value and services to the members.

She is ISACA International’s lead liaison to the International Standards Organisation (ISO), working with International experts on the uplift of standards such as AS/NZS 31000 Risk Management, ISO/IEC 38500 IT Governance and ISO 27001/2 Information Security standards.

14:40 - 15:10

Panel Debate: Visibility and Securing the Clouds?

Aparna Sundararajan - Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT Dave Cowan - CISO at Link Group Mitra Minai - CISO at Healthscope Read More

2020 saw huge cloud scale and 2021 experienced more transitioning to multi and hybrid cloud environments. However, without visibility, control and clear risk assessment, many are struggling to manage, detect and investigate threats across multiple services.

ADAPT research shows all tech leaders concerned with cloud security, and to assess the best strategies to do so, we bring together a mix of these leaders for an open debate – conducted under the Chatham House Rule.

15:15 - 16:15

1-1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

15:15 - 16:15

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Simon Perry

Security Strategist and Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware

About

Simon Perry is an internationally recognised expert in securing datacentre and end user compute workloads from modern attack techniques. Simon has over three decades of experience in enterprise IT, with over two decades of experience specifically in the field of cyber security. He has provided training to international law enforcement regarding cyber crime and security defensive technologies, served as an advisor to the European Union’s cyber agency (ENISA), and is now part of the VMware Carbon Black Product Management and Marketing team.

Roundtable 5

Security: Tools – check! Processes – check! But what about the People?

Simon Perry - Security Strategist and Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware Read More

Enormous attention has been paid over the last few years to the cyber-skills shortage, but has enough been paid to the overwhelming burden of work those already in the industry are facing? Surveys of those on the front line from Incident Responders to SOC analysts find that staff burnout is a rapidly increasing problem; 67% of frontline cyber professionals report they are considering leaving the industry entirely due to the work levels, stress, and burnout.

In light of the increasing workload on SOC teams, and as IT/cyber teams deal with supporting remote workers, zero day vulnerabilities, and with increased supply chain attacks, it is vital that we tackle the problem of staff burnout.

Join Simon Perry, Security Strategist and Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware, for a discussion on how industry leaders are helping to drive the change needed to ensure that our people are successful.

Mickey Perre

Head of Solution Engineering & Cyber Security Strategist APAC at Devo

About

Mickey Perre is the APAC Cyber Security Strategist working at Devo with a long and varied background in Cyber and IT. Before joining private enterprise, he worked across multiple industries including Government, Legal, Gambling and Healthcare.

Mickey is a tactician who enjoys providing talk topics that are not only relevant but actionable

Roundtable 6

Managing and mitigating the downstream impact of security incidents

Mickey Perre - Head of Solution Engineering & Cyber Security Strategist APAC at Devo Read More

In today’s digital enterprise a lack of visibility across interconnected and increasingly unknown technologies, landscapes and users has caused weaknesses and vulnerabilities to rise dramatically. However, many organisations are still operating with the mindsets and strategies that belong to a pre-digital world of flat sets of siloed and visible technologies.

This Roundtable will firstly discuss and then tackle this ever-increasing problem, equipping you with the answers when your leadership teams and boards ask the question “what does this impact?”. Amongst your peers we will discuss how practices such as AIOPS in the SOC can help you build-out interdependent and relationship views of your network to increase the accuracy of information provided, giving you more time to understand downstream impacts and make the right decisions faster, with less overhead.

James Richmond

Regional Manager for Australia & New Zealand at Akamai Technologies

About

James focuses on enabling his team to represent Akamai across financial services and the public sector in Australia and Anew Zealand.

He focuses on continually improving the way Akamai services their customers, ensuring they drive increasing value from the trust placed in their capabilities and expertise.

Roundtable 7

Effective Multi-Layered Security: Why Security Needs to Start at the Edge

James Richmond - Regional Manager for Australia & New Zealand at Akamai Technologies Read More

Making sense of new or complex cyber-attacks is a challenge, but it can be even harder to rapidly adapt or scale your security protections in response. Nobody is starting from scratch, so it’s important to consider best practices for layering and integrating security controls. Please join us for this round table to dive into some of the main complexities security leaders are faced with.

We’ll explore the following topics:

  • Detecting and mitigating complex cyber threats targeting cloud environments, apps & APIs and users
  • Improving visibility to your attack surface and security controls to assist with regulatory compliance
  • Planning and implementing effective multi-layered security across your ecosystem

This session will be moderated by an ADAPT Analyst and James Richmond from Akamai.

John Powell

Principal Security Consultant at Telstra Purple

About

John is an information security professional, non-executive director, cyber security advisor and speaker.

He approaches information security consulting with a business focus and an array of skills and experience that cover areas including governance, risk, design, implementation and administration. His time in the ICT sector has spanned more than 30 years working at both technical and leadership levels across compute, storage, network and security domains.

In recent years, John has been using this breadth and depth of Information Systems experience to provide security and business consulting services to Telstra Purple customers. He is currently the Security Principal for Telstra Purple in Queensland and oversees the development and delivery of security services in this region while also contributing across other regions.

John is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a graduate of the company directors course and a director of the Australian National Cyber Institute, and a founding member of the Active Cyber Defence Alliance.

His vision is to apply cyber security and technical innovation expertise in boardrooms as both a director and an advisor.

Roundtable 8

Taking Security to the Board

John Powell - Principal Security Consultant at Telstra Purple Read More

Many Australian boards still struggle to understand cyber resilience, incident preparedness and cyber risk management. This is problematic given directors can potentially be held liable if they are not exercising care and diligence in relation to cyber security. As a senior executive, how do you ensure your organisation’s security posture is right, resilient and ready for the Board?

Join this roundtable session hosted by John Powell, Principal Security Consultant at Telstra Purple, where we will discuss:

  • Cyber risk management and the necessary evolution needed to meet your transformation, optimisation, and regulatory obligations
  • How to help the Board understand and prioritise security
  • Shared real-world experiences in advising to Boards – an open discussion amongst peers

Rocky Scopelliti

Futurologist | Author | Professor | Board Director | Chief Scientist

About

Rocky Scopelliti is a world-renowned futurologist. His pioneering behavioural economics research on the confluence of demographic change associated with Millennials, and digital technology, have influenced the way we think about our social, cultural, economic and technological future.

His new Australian-first book just released Australia 2030! Where the bloody hell are we?, is a fascinating window into Australian professionals sentiment about the decade ahead, based on a major study conducted before and during the eye of the COVID-19 storm. His other book ‘Youthquake 4.0 – A Whole Generation and The New Industrial Revolution’ has now being translated into Vietnamese, Korean, Indonesian and Chinese languages.

As a media commentator, his unique insights have featured on SKY Business News, The Australian Financial Review, ABC Radio National, The Economist, Forbes and Bloomberg. As an international keynote speaker, his presentations have captivated audiences across Asia Pacific, the USA and Europe including Mobile World Congress. As a thought-leader, over 150 boards and leadership teams, including Fortune 100 corporations, each year seek his advice on strategy.

In an executive capacity, he is a member of the Optus Business Leadership team as the Director, Centre for Industry 4.0 where he leads the specialist team creating world-class thought-leadership and innovation on the 4th Industrial Revolution.

In a non-executive capacity, he is an Adjunct Professor Industry at the University of Technology Business School, a director on the board of Community First Credit Union, on the advisory board for REST Super and Wake by Reach and former member of the Australian Payments Council.

Educated in Australia and trained in the USA at Sydney and Stanford Universities respectively, he has a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Management and an MBA. He is also a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

16:20 - 17:00

Australia 2030. Where the Bloody Hell Are We?

Rocky Scopelliti - Futurologist | Author | Professor | Board Director | Chief Scientist Read More

There are enough challenges today within the world of security, but what is coming tomorrow? Wondering what is on the ‘other side’ of COVID-19 and what Australia might look like in 2030? Rocky details predictions about the decade ahead.

By invitation, 673 Australian professionals (170 classified as CEOs, Chairman, Board Directors) participated in this ground-breaking and Australian-first quantitative and qualitative study conducted before and during the eye of the COVID-19 storm. It considered our attitudes towards the decade ahead and how those changed during the COVID lockdown.

Rocky Scopelliti is a world-renowned futurologist. His pioneering behavioural economics research on the confluence of demographic change and digital technology, have influenced the way we think about our social, cultural, economic and technological future.

Peter Hind

Senior Analyst at ADAPT

About

Peter Hind has spent the last 25 years as an analyst and commentator on the ICT industry. He says his primary areas of interest are the potential of technology to transform the way organisations operate, the change management obstacles executives encounter in realising this potential and the tactics and techniques leaders have deployed to overcome these difficulties.

Peter now takes on multiple roles within ADAPT including the moderation of private events and roundtables, interviewing business executives about the strategies they are pursuing and assisting with the structuring of our delegate surveys and the interrogation and analysis of ADAPT’s treasure trove of end-user and C-level data

Imtiaz Khan

CISO at Roads and Maritime Services

About

Imtiaz has over ten years’ experience with creating vision, strategy & execution at Tier-1 Financial institutions and large organizations.

Prior to joining Roads and Maritime Services, Imtiaz was part of security leadership team at Emirates NBD group. Emirates NBD is Dubai’s largest bank & one of the largest multi-national banks in the region.

Imtiaz also held several senior roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia leading large security portfolios.

Celeste Lowe

Group Director IT Security at Nine Entertainment Co

About

Proven, managerial skills, strategic planning and operational delivery experience in a career spanning 20 years in the Cyber Security industry in Australia and New Zealand. Delivering business outcomes by working and collaborating in global time zone roles to scope, implement, and manage cyber solutions, from the most basic to complex.

Focusing on internal business as well as understanding customer needs and managing effective partnerships are key drivers to success. Delivery is aided by not only governance but effective communication as well as engaging the right people.

To recognize, nurture, educate and empower team members to deliver their best to achieve corporate strategic goals, along with balancing the needs to secure as well as grow business is essential

17:00 - 17:30

Security Edge Panel: Risk, Visibility & Protection in a Distributed World

Peter Hind - Senior Analyst at ADAPT Imtiaz Khan - CISO at Roads and Maritime Services Celeste Lowe - Group Director IT Security at Nine Entertainment Co Read More

Our panel of experts and peers will debate the best tactics to manage Risk, enable Visibility & ensure Protection in a Distributed World.

We’ll close with commentary on the day’s main findings.

  • How to win allies and build trust through partnerships – then how to foster them?
  • Why it matters to share lessons learned? Why should companies be open about their security strategy?
  • Why a CISO must ask: ‘Is the organisation thinking deeply about risk? How do you build the right culture of risk?
  • Culture? Does security have the right level of visibility in the org?
  • What do you need to do to make sure security is baked in and not an afterthought?
17:30 - 18:30

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