Executive Advisory Board for Cyber (EABC)


The Executive Advisory Board for Cyber (EABC) was established in January 2018. The key functions of the EABC are to serve as a channel for consultation and to canvass opinions on matters prior to their determination by the Australian Information Security Association (AISA). Comprising of representatives from 61 of Australia’s top organisations and government departments, the EABC has a critical role in providing industry insights and guidance to AISA to ensure that progress is made in meeting the objectives and industry initiatives collectively. It is encouraged that AISA then furthers the development of cyber security education, research and innovation through its membership base and partner ecosystem.


The broad role of the EABC is to further advance the development of the cyber security sector within Australia. This can be achieved by:

  • Communicating information on developments within the industry sector
  • Providing advice on the implementation of aspects for the universities, government, and industry strategic agendas
  • Sharing information with members of the EABC about any key decisions arising from the quarterly meetings
  • To ensure that key aspects of compliance and professional development necessary for good governance are delivered
  • To provide advice to AISA on any other matters as requested in relation to collaborating, governance and improving cyber resilience


Inclusion to the EABC is limited to invitation from the General Manager of AISA, and based on the following criteria:

  • Must be in an Executive role (CEO, CIO, CTO, CISO, CRO, CPO, or CSO) or the most senior security-related role
  • Must not be in a sales role
  • Members must attend at least two of the four meetings per calendar year
  • Members have the option of being listed on AISA’s website (name and organisation or just name)

The Chair has the right to co-opt members or invite attendees as required.


The EABC meets four times per year, in a face-to-face or virtual format, for a half day (with lunch included during/prior to/or after the meeting). The details of the meeting and venue will be shared a month in advance.

Meetings are conducted under “Chatham House Rules” meaning that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor the identity of any other participant may be revealed.


The Terms of Reference will be reviewed annually or on an ‘as required’ basis.

  • Last review date 24th July 2022
  • Previous update 24th September 2020