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Victorian Chamber presents: Cyber Security

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After almost 20 years of trying and billions of dollars invested, why are organisations still struggling with cyber security?

In an increasingly digital world, cyber-attacks are occurring daily. In fact, the problem seems to be getting worse, not better. We are dealing with an ecosystem full of malicious software, while cyber security law is not yet fully developed. So how can you be on your way to being “cyber ready?”

Join us for breakfast on Thursday 7 September and hear from cyber security professionals on the security challenges affecting organisations today. Hear firsthand from Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on the implementation of the Federal Government's Cyber Security Strategy. A strategy that enables innovation, growth and prosperity without fear.

Do you want to be on the forefront of this issue? Unsure how to create an action plan or want to make sure you’re on the right track with your cyber security strategy, then this is the event for you.

At this event you will also gain practical insights on ways to plan, respond, improve, change and be innovative with a vision of your organisation being a leader in this field.


Keynote speaker

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.

Working closely with the Ambassador for Cyber Issues and the Australian Cyber Security Centre Coordinator, the Special Adviser sets clear objectives and priorities to Government's operational cyber security agencies and oversees their implementation.

Alastair MacGibbon’s history:

Mr. MacGibbon was Australia's first Children's eSafety Commissioner. He led online safety education and protection for Australian children and young people, and managed complaints about offensive or illegal online content. 

Alastair worked for 15 years as an Agent with the Australian Federal Police, including as the 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, Mr. MacGibbon was a Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.

Alastair MacGibbon will also join the following three members on the panel.


Panel speakers

RSM Australia – Michael Shatter, Director, Security and Privacy Services 

Michael is a Director in the Risk Advisory division in Melbourne and has over 23 years’ experience specialising in IT Security & Privacy Services and Probity Assurance and Advisory services.  He has worked on an extensive range of large and complex projects in the above areas of specialisation both in the public and private sectors, for domestic and international clients.  Michael is regularly called upon to present to Boards and at technical conferences both in Australia and overseas on these services.  Prior to RSM, Michael was a director in systems and risk assurance with a ‘Big 4’ firm where he had been for over 11 years.

Michael Shatter is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

KPMG – Matt O’Keefe, Technology Risk Partner 

Matt has extensive experience in financial services and wealth management industries, and is a partner in KPMG’s Management Consulting practice. He leads KPMG Wealth Technology sector focus, with national responsibility for this important client group.

Matt has more than 25 years technology, finance and consulting experience, focusing on financial services industry clients.  Matt specialises in technology, particularly in the areas of superannuation and wealth management, and provides a range of services across technology governance and risk, transformation, project management and governance, IT strategy and performance, system selection and implementation, and information security. 

Matt has recently been involved in a number of KPMG publications and thought leadership articles, covering topics including the future of investment management, the future of financial advice, fintech and cyber security.

Within a background in both information systems and accounting, Matt has significant experience in assisting CIOs, Executive Management and Boards with the structure, governance and management of IT functions to enable and realise better business value from their technology investments.

Business Aspect , A Data#3 Company – Brendon Taylor, Partner 

Brendon is a cybersecurity and risk professional, with over 20 years’ experience in internal security management and external consulting roles. He has fulfilled internal security management and risk roles as well as extensive client consulting and advisory services in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom across Government and corporate sectors.  

Brendon’s early career in information security in the mid-nineties started with developing strategies and acquiring solutions to combat malware outbreaks in a business banking environment. His first risk assessment was in enabling a secure Internet connection for the bank, over modem dial-up back when war-dialling was a key threat.  Over the years he has seen security evolve from being seen as a technology issue solved by technical solutions and services to one where highly complex and sophisticated threats cannot be solved by technology alone and are now being seen as a business concern with increasing executive and Board level awareness and sponsorship.   

Brendon was a founding partner of Business Aspect in 2005 which was acquired by Data#3 in 2014 and he continues to lead a successful national cybersecurity and risk practice providing leadership and direction. He assists organisations with strategic, operational and technical issues and understanding their cybersecurity risks, assessment of their security control environment, the definition of security strategy, and the development of pragmatic security policy and in defining risk management programs and processes. Brendon has gained a highly respected reputation through applying a cost-benefit approach to the application of security controls and in providing management and strategic level advice on information security, business continuity and risk related functions, processes and technologies.


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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom
25 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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