Grae Meyer-Gleaves has a Masters in Business Administration and has been working in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for over 20 years. Grae started his career in the Australian Army where he became a soldier and studied electronics &; communications systems.
Since leaving the Army, Grae has held positions with some of Australia’s leading organisations such as Westpac, QGC – A BG-Group business, Bank of Queensland, Data#3, Brisbane City Council and Fortinet. He is responsible for IT Security, Risk & Compliance in his current role at Allianz Australia Limited.
Honoured by AusCERT as one of three a finalists for the 2015 AusCERT Awards, by ISC2 as Australia’s Senior IT Security Professional for 2009 and by ISACA for achieving the top score in the world for the CISA examination, Ajoy Ghosh has 20+ years experience in cyber security. After graduating as a Computer Engineer, he spent a number of years in various capacities in law enforcement, banking, consultancy and government. He is currently serving as the interim CISO for Insurance and Care NSW, the NSW Government’s recently formed general insurance company.
Ajoy is the author of Standard Australia’s Handbook 171 Guidelines on the Management of IT Evidence and co-author of Handbook 231 Information Security Risk Management Guidelines (now ISO 27005). He advises a number of industry and government committees on cyber security and terrorism. He also lectures in cybercrime, computer evidence and cyber warfare to post-graduate law and international studies students.
Moderator: Gareth Willis
Gareth has been engaged with the IT Industry for over 20 years, primarily within Mining and Oil & Gas. His professional interests include predictive technologies for addressing insider threats, the evolution and erosion of Privacy, and the cultural implementation of risk management. Gareth is a SANS Certified GIAC and holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia.
Brian has worked in a number of Information Security roles over the last 31 years including Federal Government agencies, Large Corporates and Private Consulting. He is currently one of Optus’s senior Technical Product Managers in our Cyber Security Centre of Excellence working on a number of security initiatives to protect our customer’s corporate reputations and brand assets. Brian holds a Masters of Business Administration majoring in Enterprise Security Management along with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and an Associate Diploma in Electronic Engineering.
Ross Lettau is the Head of Security & Risk (NGIS Program) at Transport for NSW. He has over 15 years of experience across Business and Information Technology (IT) related disciplines within all major market sectors. He enjoys leading business and teams through complex organisational change and transformation in business related (Legal, Compliance, Corporate Risk Management, Information Security and Corporate Infrastructure) and Information Technology related disciplines. Ross has a passion for translating the complexities of business to executives and operational staff, ensuring that they are left informed and empowered to make better business decisions.
Endre is an information security professional with over 20 year’s progressive experience across a broad range of functional areas and varied industry segments. He held senior information security positions in a number of Australian household name corporates. He also provided consulting to several overseas governments in his field of expertise. Endre’s academic background includes teaching critical thinking in the context of information security and risk management at Swinburne University. His research area is corporate governance and information security with strong focus on board of directors.
David Meltzer, Chief Research Officer, VP, Corporate Development
David Meltzer is a security industry pioneer bringing a unique blend of technical expertise, entrepreneurial skill and market vision to his current position as Tripwire's Chief Technology Officer. David joined Tripwire through its acquisition of nCircle, where he served as CTO and Vice President of Engineering. Immediately prior to joining nCircle, David was Founder and CTO at Cambia Security, where he pioneered the industry’s first agentless configuration compliance auditing solution. A respected security researcher who founded the industry’s first security vulnerability research group, the ISS X-Force, David is credited with the discovery of numerous security vulnerabilities. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Moderator: Dr Jodie Siganto PhD CISSP
Jodie graduated as a lawyer and after 8 years in private practice took the position of in-house counsel for Tandem Computers followed by roles with Unisys Asia and Dell based in Singapore. She returned to Australia in 2000, establishing Bridge Point Communications (specialists in data networking and security) with two other colleagues. She is currently a director of IT Security Training Australia, an (ISC)2 educational affiliate, specializing in the delivery and development of both privacy and IT security and network related training courses and consultancy services around Australia. Jodie holds a PhD from QUT looking at the Privacy Commissioner’s enforcement of NPP 4 (the predecessor to APP 11). In addition to her other roles, Jodie is collaborating on the Cyber Security Cartographies project, led by researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London, and is Director of AISA’s Cyber Security Academy.
Lynn Batten, Deakin University
Professor Lynn Batten holds the Deakin Research Chair in Mathematics and is Director of Information Security Research at Deakin University at its Melbourne campus. She is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, a Graduate of the Australian institute of Company Directors and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Her research interests cover a broad set of areas in information security from cryptography to malicious software and digital forensics. She helped develop an undergraduate three year course in information technology security at Deakin University which now graduates over 50 people every year.
Fred Fattal (prev. TAFE NSW)
Dr Malcolm Pattinson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Adelaide Business School of The University of Adelaide and an Information Security Consultant. He is a founding member of the Human Aspects of Cyber Security (HACS) research team, which is a collaboration between the University of Adelaide and the Defence Science and Technology Group. He is currently a Board Member of ISACA (Adelaide) and has the certifications CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC. He has been lecturing and researching cyber and information security for more than 20 years and has published numerous journal and conference papers on this topic.
Dr Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage currently works as a Lecturer in Cyber Security in the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy). He holds a PhD in Usable Security entitled “Security Awareness of Computer Users: A Game Based Learning Approach” from Brunel University London, UK where he developed a game design framework to protect computer users against "phishing attacks” (i.e. serious games for protecting people from cyber crime). He obtained a BSc (MIS) Hons from University College Dublin, National University of Ireland and have completed a master's degree, MSc in Information Management and Security at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.
He has also presented his research at Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, California, USA and collaborated with HP in a research capacity at the HP Lab, Bristol, UK. Before, he served as Technical Chair | Webmaster for the 27th BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of things, which was held in London, UK. Apart from his academic career, Nalin also worked on a number of software engineering roles ranging from Programmer, Software Engineer to IT Manager.
Zika Milenkovic, ALC Group
Zika is Director of ALC Group and of ALC Cyber Security. He has a long background in IT, technology and security training. He co-founded MTE Management Technology Education, Australia's leading technology training company during the 80s. MTE was renowned for its series of leading-edge seminars with international presenters on IT and Networking technology and for its comprehensive hands-on training in the use of PCs in business and government. MTE was acquired by the Computer Power Group in 1987. Zika led the way on internet awareness in the 90s bringing in US experts to present latest information and developments on topics such as Connecting to the Internet (as early as 1994) and Ecommerce Strategies in 1998.