Cyber security: How can industry stay ahead of the game?

Cyber security: How can industry stay ahead of the game?

Nov 14
Join Australia's cyber security leader Alistair Macgibbon as we look at the emerging risks and opportunities in the changing cyber landscape.


Sue O'Connor, Chair, Yarra Valley Water
Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Lynwen Connick, Chief Information Security Officer, ANZ Banking Group

Event overview

The 2017 ASX Cyber Health Check Report found only 43 per cent of Australian boards are confident that their company is properly secured against cyber-attacks. What more can be done to capture the opportunities while managing emerging threats?

CEDA welcomes Australia’s Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security Alistair MacGibbon, ANZ Bank CISO Lynwen Connick and Company Director Sue O'Connor as we take a closer look at the changing cyber landscape and how industry can stay ahead of the game.

We discuss:

  • Lessons from major cyber incidents in 2017 – how well is Australia prepared for future attacks?
  • Best-practice both for company executives and boards – what can your organisation learn from leaders in the field?
  • Critical infrastructure resilience – how can we manage risks in essential services such as energy, food, water, transport, communications, health, banking and finance?

Meet the keynote speaker

Alastair MacGibbon
Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Alastair MacGibbon was appointed the first Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security in May 2016. In this role, he provides national leadership and advocacy on cyber security policy and the implementation of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy. The Special Adviser also ensures effective partnerships between Australian Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organisations, the research community and international partners.

Meet the panel

Sue O'Connor
Chair, Yarra Valley Water

Sue has served as a Chairman, Director and senior business leader with ASX Top 10 and global listed companies and high profile statutory authorities, and brings deep expertise in digital, transformation, risk, utilities and financial services. She is currently Chair of Yarra Valley Water and a Director of Mercer Superannuation, Transport Accident Commission, State Trustees Victoria and ClimateWorks Australia.

Lynwen Connick
Chief Information Security Officer, ANZ Banking Group

Lynwen was appointed CISO of ANZ Bank in February 2017, having previously led the development of Australia’s National Cyber Security Strategy in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She is one of Australia’s foremost cyber security experts with significant experience at the frontline of protecting the nation’s information infrastructure.

Professor Greg Austin
Director, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, University of New South Wales

Greg is recognised internationally for ground-breaking work over two decades on China’s international security policy and more recently for work on international and national aspects of cyber security. He has held posts in government, academia and non-profit organisations in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Canberra.

Meet the chair

David Powell
Managing Director, Accenture Security

David has 20 years’ of commercial cyber experience in companies such as NAB, IBM and Westpac, and a further 20 years cyber experience in defence. In his most recent role he was Chief Information Security Officer at NAB where he managed a large team to provide resilience against cyber threats, before joining Accenture as Managing Director, Accenture Security.

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