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

VP, Enterprise Cyber Security at PayPal

About

Assaf is the head of the Enterprise Cyber Security organization in PayPal, in charge of delivery of PayPal’s security strategy by designing, building, and operating security products and services.

Assaf has been working in the security field for the last 19 years and has been an entrepreneur, vendor, operator, and leader in large corporations.

09:10 - 09:55

Architecting the Safety and Security of Customer Data Exclusive Q&A

Assaf Keren - VP, Enterprise Cyber Security at PayPal 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 head of the 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

Top 5 Security Trends that CISO’s Need to Be Aware of in 2021 and Beyond

Ben de Bont - CISO at ServiceNow Read More

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.

10:25 - 10:40

Refreshments Break

Served to your table.

Lucy Chung

CEO at NOBL Collective (USA)

About

Lucy is the Co-Founder and CEO of NOBL, a culture change organizational design firm. She believes in building legendary cultures and helps her clients operationalize their wildest ambitions.

She embodies a bias-to-action, using her experience in operations, human resources, and organizational strategy to drive meaningful and lasting change.

Previously, she was a VP at the fashion house Rag & Bone, an advisor to the global digital studio ustwo, and partner at Undercurrent, a leading digital consultancy.

10:40 - 11:10

Seal Team 6: How to Create and Retain a High Performing Team?

Lucy Chung - CEO at NOBL Collective (USA) 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.

Lucy is the Co-Founder and CEO of 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.

Sean Catlett

Chief Security Officer at Slack

About

Sean Catlett is the Chief Security Officer at Slack, where he is responsible for overseeing all security governance, risk management and compliance efforts to ensure that Slack is among the most secure and compliant channel-based messaging platforms for businesses and government agencies around the world.

At Reddit, Sean built and grew the company’s dedicated Security and Privacy functions, protecting the site’s more than 430 million monthly active users around the world. In addition to a breadth of executive roles at industry-leading security software companies, Sean has held senior leadership roles securing some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including Fidelity Investments, Bank of America and Barclays.

Sean holds five US patents in machine learning in access governance, cybersecurity control framework development, data loss prevention, machine learning for intrusion detection and e-crime detection.

Sean received a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas.

 

11:10 - 11:30

Reinventing Work: Securing the Extended Enterprise

Sean Catlett - Chief Security Officer at Slack Read More

The upheavals of 2020 will have a long-term impact on the way we work. They’ve created an opportunity for every organisation to find a better way of working. But with this comes new challenges and threats for Security leaders.

During this fireside chat with Sean Catlett, CSO at Slack, we will discuss:

  • Secure collaboration in a hybrid world
  • How to maintain comprehensive security controls as risks increase
  • Optimising SecOps with Slack and speeding up incident response

Sean Catlett is the Chief Security Officer at Slack, where he is responsible for overseeing all security governance, risk management and compliance efforts to ensure that Slack is among the most secure and compliant channel-based messaging platforms for businesses and government agencies around the world.

At Reddit, Sean built and grew the company’s dedicated Security and Privacy functions, protecting the site’s more than 430 million monthly active users around the world. In addition to a breadth of executive roles at industry-leading security software companies, Sean has held senior leadership roles securing some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including Fidelity Investments, Bank of America and Barclays.

Sean holds five US patents in machine learning in access governance, cybersecurity control framework development, data loss prevention, machine learning for intrusion detection and e-crime detection.

Sean received a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas.

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.

11:30 - 11:50

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.

11:55 - 12:55

1-1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

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

11:55 - 12:55

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

Risk Solutions Sales Manager ANZ at ServiceNow

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

Product Line Specialist, Security and Risk at ServiceNow

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 Risk and Building Resilience for Critical Infrastructure

Rizwan Zaidi - Risk Solutions Sales Manager ANZ at ServiceNow Brian Spring - Product Line Specialist, Security and Risk at ServiceNow 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 cybersecurity success

 

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.

12:55 - 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.

13:50 - 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.

 

Abdullah Khan

Director, Group Technology at AMP

About

Abdullah Khan is a dynamic technology leader, passionate about making the complex simple and the simple compelling through driving the adoption and implementation of new ways of working and digital transformations.

With over 14 years’ experience in leading large technology and cloud transformation programs, Abdullah is adept at turbo-charging large organisation’s digitalisation agenda.

His approach to maximise sustainable business value and deliver a competitive edge, centres on approaches such as scaled agile, customer centred design, DevOps, hyper automation, shift left and servant leadership practices. Through these approaches, Abdullah has reduced lead and cycle time by 500%, cost reduction by 70% and created pipelines of customer defined offerings.

Abdullah attributes success to attracting and building high performing teams, a strong engineering capability, and establishing commercially sound, strong partner ecosystems to drive progressive change.

Abdullah holds a bachelor’s degree in IT from Monash University and an MBA from Macquarie University.

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.

14:40 - 15:10

Panel Debate: Visibility and Securing the Clouds?

Aparna Sundararajan - Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT Abdullah Khan - Director, Group Technology at AMP Dave Cowan - CISO at Link Group Read More

2020 saw huge cloud scale and 2021 will see 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.

Alex Tilley

Counter Threat Unit Lead Researcher at Secureworks

About

Alex Tilley started his career in banking security and fraud during the early days of the Russian Business Network and Rock Phish.

He spent almost 10 years with the Australian Federal Police’s cybercrime operations unit as their Senior Technical Analyst doing breach investigations and child protection operations. Tilley now is E-Crime Intel Lead for Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU). Tilley has a unique and deep understanding of the online criminal landscape and “real world” crime.

 

Roundtable 5

Shining a Light on the Murky World of Post-Ransomeware Recovery

Alex Tilley - Counter Threat Unit Lead Researcher at Secureworks Read More

The existential threat posed to organisations, both large and small, by the current generation of ransomware attacks is increasingly well understood and publicised. What is less understood is the true nature of recovery and return to Business As Usual for an organisation after a “successful” ransomware attack.

Join Alex Tilley, a multi award winning cyber security researcher and former Australian Federal Police senior cyber-crime Technical Analyst, in a discussion that will illuminate a murky topic with real world scenarios and advice on how to protect and recover in the event of a very very bad day.

Roundtable 6

Best Practice Security for Distributed Workforces

with VMware Read More

75% of Businesses have had a security breach since moving to remote work*. It’s understandable, as very few organisations built their infrastructure and controls in anticipation of what has become the new normal. To compound the challenge, security technology is rapidly changing. Security and IT teams now need to consider how to securely scale with operational automation and technologies such as XDR, MDR, and Zero Trust.

Join this round table for a discussion on global best practise and examples of how others are solving this challenge

Ian Pratt

Global VP Endpoint Security Solutions at HP

About

Ian Pratt is currently Global Head of Security at HP Inc.

He heads a new security business unit that is building on HP’s strengths in hardware, systems software, ML/AI, and ability to deploy at massive scale, to create industry-leading endpoint security solutions that are deployed on millions of machines and used by some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world.

Danny R Allen

Director Security Services at HP

About

Dan is a virtualization and security expert with over a 12+ years’ experience, with over 4 years’ experience at Bromium as senior VP of Customer Success and Worldwide Service and helped lead Bromium to a successful acquisition by HP, Inc. He continued his career by helping HP build a new security business unit.

Dan is also an accomplished public speaker and technical writer who has authored numerous white papers and written technical blogs with hit counts measured in the millions.

Roundtable 7

Addressing User Risk in the Modern-Work Workplace and Providing Secure Data Access to a Hybrid Workforce

Ian Pratt - Global VP Endpoint Security Solutions at HP Danny R Allen - Director Security Services at HP Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forward the concept of the modern/hybrid workplace and accelerated digital transformation across many industries. This rapid shift in how organisations had to pivot also brought to light inefficiencies or a lack of preparedness across many organisations across multiple domains both within IT and Security.

IT and security teams forced to deal with an influx new processes to get staff productive and mix of both personal and corporate accessing corporate applications and information from the user’s home.

As cybercrime has become one of or if not the most disruptive and serious threat to governments and enterprise organisations, to mitigate these threats organisations have invested network, identity, cloud controls and various endpoint controls. The challenge to organisations is not the availability of technology, however with number of threats increasing rapidly, many organisations do not have adequate processes or resources to investigate the critical threats as they are inundated with over hundreds of incidents each day and most of incidents are not examined as most organisations only have the capacity to investigate 20 incidents that they see as critical. Therefore, even with over 60-70 security controls across cloud, network and end point and a vast amount of data about the possible threats, many organisations are still unable to reduce the User Risk associated with a security breach.

Most organisations are only “One Click Away” from a breach or an incident, because that is all it takes and no matter how much cyber security awareness organisations provide their users on phishing and cyber security awareness, users are no match for the highly organised and professional cyber syndicates.

Key Discussion Points:

  • What are the long-term security impacts of the Pandemic, global lockdowns, and the rapid mass shift to remote work?
  • How can businesses ensure their employees are safe as they enter the post covid hybrid workplace by using technology and innovation?
  • What has been the biggest shift you have observed from the criminal elements and where to you think adversaries will turn next?
  • How do you protect Endpoint Security in your organisation?

How can organisations address “USER RISK” and reduce or eliminate this from their risk register and in the event of a breach how can they better protect their core business applications integrity and data?
Where do you believe Cybersecurity is going next?

Do you believe managed security services is something most organisations need to consider given the shortage of skills and the complexity involved in protecting an organisation against Cyber Threats?

Kevin Tham

Head of Technology Risk & Cyber Security at WooliesX

About

Kevin is a 20+ year Information Security veteran, focused on non-intrusive security solutions that work for an enterprise. Beginning his career as a Security Engineer, building bespoke security monitoring and logging solutions for a large global financial institution, Kevin is focused on setting Qantas Loyalty’s Cyber Security strategy today.

He currently leads the Cyber Security, Loyalty Fraud Prevention, and Infrastructure domains and applies the member and employee experience lens across all his strategies, always looking for security solutions that melds with human behaviour.

Kevin is always challenging status-quo and always encourages his teams to lean-forward and be a true technologist by embracing new solutions or refactoring current solutions to better fit the organisation.

Roundtable 8

Navigating Uncharted Waters: Why Security Needs to Start at the Edge

with Akamai Kevin Tham - Head of Technology Risk & Cyber Security at WooliesX Read More

Risks of cyber-attacks have changed significantly over the last year. Making sense of threat intel is a challenge, but it’s even harder to rapidly change 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:

  • Why does security need to start at the Edge?
  • What security protections are best for multi-cloud environments?
  • How do you prioritise resources to tackle the most urgent threats?
  • How can security leaders better support business agility?

This session will be moderated by Adapt Analyst and Fernando Serto from Akamai. Kevin Tham, Head of Technology Risk and Cyber Security at WooliesX will also join them for a Q&A.

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

Memo Hayek

GM, Group Cyber Transformation and Delivery at Commonwealth Bank

About

Experienced Group General Manager, CIO with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry globally (Sydney, London, New York).

Memo is skilled in IT Strategy, and running end to end IT functions globally. Including the leverage of – Data, analytics, cloud, Innovative technology solutions – AI & Blockchain, running and building large globally distributed IT/engineering teams, delivery of large transformative change programs, Cyber Security, and alignment of IT functions to enable business growth and differentiation.

Deep business and industry skills in – Investment banking, Global Markets Trading, Structured Finance and Digitisation, and all financial services. Strong operations and agile disciplines, professional graduated from Australian Graduate School of Management.

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 Enterainment 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 Memo Hayek - GM, Group Cyber Transformation and Delivery at Commonwealth Bank Imtiaz Khan - CISO at Roads and Maritime Services Celeste Lowe - Group Director IT Security at Nine Enterainment 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 – closing 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

Security Edge Peer Networking Opportunity

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