2013 AISA National Conference

AISA National Conference 2013

Platinum Sponsors

BAE Systems
Blue Coat
Tier 3



Speaker Sponsor

Black Swan



Dinner Sponsor

Trend Micro




The AISA National Conference 2013 was held in the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre on the 10th October 2013. This year's theme was "2013: an information odyssey".

With a world class speaker line-up this years conference was one to remember:

  • Richard Champion de Crespigny Qantas A380 Captain and Captain of QF32 on November 4 2010 when one of four engines exploded shortly after take off.
  • Rik Ferguson - security evangilst and VP of Research at Trend Micro Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • Jeremiah Grossman co-founder of web application security consortium, founder of Whitehat Security and previously named as one of InforWorld's Top 25 CTO's.
  • Srikanth Nadhamuni head of UID Authority in India and responsible for worlds largest biometric implementation (1.2 billion users).
  • Dr Hugh Thompson Program Committee Chairman of RSA Conference, author, world renowned security expert and named as one of the "Top 5 Most Influential Thinkers in IT Security".
  • John Walton the leader of Microsoft Office 365's Security Engineer team talking about live red blue security attacking and defending of Microsoft Office's cloud services


Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Following on from the success of last years innaugural AISA Industry Awards this years awards were once again strongly contested - view all the award winners here.

Proudly sponsored by Trend Micro the dinner and awards evening was a fantastic conclusion to a great conference.


For more information on the day please see the following links:



Information has been around since the beginning of time. From cave paintings and stone tablets, to parchments, paper, microfilm, and we now use electronic media. With the explosion of the digital age, the amount of information at our fingertips is almost incomprehensible.

Threats to information have also evolved over time. From the burning of the Library of Alexandria, to clandestine missions to capture enigma machines and code books to military secrets being exposed publicly (Wikileaks) and viruses that can target nuclear facilities (Stuxnet).

This information adventure has been filled with notable experiences and hardships. Threats relating to information have created the need for our profession. Like the original journey of Odysseus, has the protection of information become our information odyssey? During the conference we will explore what this means now and beyond 2013: an information odyssey...