What drives him most is a strong passion for helping others evaluate their current skills/interests across a wide variety of technical and real-world skills and then define approaches for achieving their professional development goals.

Liam Connolly

CISO at Seek

Liam Connolly is the CISO for SEEK ANZ and APAC regions, where he is responsible for all aspects of cyber security. He has over 20 years of progressive information security experience in a wide range of disciplines, including strategic program development, incident response and forensic investigations, security operations, application security, threat intelligence, penetration testing, building multi-disciplinary teams, security training, and risk management.

Prior to coming to SEEK, Liam was the CISO at Zynga in San Francisco and has held additional security leadership roles that spanned multiple business sectors including HSBC, University of California, Berkeley, AT&T as well as teaching for the SANS Institute. Liam’s expertise is in working with organisations to assess their information security risk posture to better understand their security-related risks and then designing, implementing and managing a security program, often from the ground-up, that is aligned to the organisations culture, vision and strategic business initiatives.

He currently holds several industry related certifications including GCFA, GCIH, GSEC, GCIA, GREM, GCCC, GLEG, GNFA, GISP, CISSP, and CRISC among others.