Canberra Branch Meeting - December 5

Canberra Branch Meeting
Join us for the Canberra Branch Meeting and end of year celebration. A great opportunity to network with peers while enjoying a great panel discussion and light refreshments!


Panel Discussion: Unpacking the Best and Worst Breaches of 2019
Data breaches incidents continue to proliferate despite organisations spending more on cyber security these days. Additionally, many nations have enacted a range of data breach disclosure regulation with significant penalties for non-conformance. While in some case the raw numbers may be consistent, the size of the loss seems to be increasing. We are also seeing increasing focus on academic institutions and healthcare. Is this just a people issue or a lack of understanding and awareness? What part does technology play here? What is driving this and what can we learn from the notable breaches in 2019?

Panel Members:
James Thompson
James has been working in the cyber security professionally for over 12 years, providing primarily technical cyber security expertise and services in both offensive and defensive cyber domains to a variety of customers (and employers) in both the public and private sector.  James hopes that his time working in the industry has improved the cyber security posture and made these organisations more resilient to cyber-attack.  Increasingly James has been dragged from being in the technical cyber weeds and has been providing technical expertise to influence the bigger cyber picture.  When not working on cyber, James enjoys messing with serverless big data AI cloud IoT and construction.  James also enjoys over using the cyber word when the opportunity presents.

Scott Deacon
Scott Deacon has over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry, much of that specialised in Cybersecurity. In his current role as the Senior Director for Mandiant Consulting at FireEye, he leads a team of Cybersecurity professionals across Australia and New Zealand that enable organisations to better protect and respond to Cybersecurity threats. Scott has also worked for some of the world’s largest technology companies such as Microsoft, GE and BlackBerry, holding Cybersecurity positions in the United States and Australia, prior to that active service in the Royal Australia Navy.

Paul Nevin
Paul Nevin is a career black hat hacker, antidisestablishmentarianist and IT security professional with over 20 years’ experience in forensics and incident response roles in Government and industry. He became fascinated with cyber security education when studying attacks by state-actors (APT's) in the early 2000’s and trying to teach SOC teams how to identify and interpret the sparse evidence that highly skilled attackers leave behind. Paul teaches Cyber Intelligence Analysis and Active Cyber Defence techniques through his Canberra based company, Cybermerc.

Nathan Clarke
Nathan Clarke is the APAC ASOC Manager in Verizon and provides 24x7 SOC Services for multiple customers in the APAC and Asia region. He commenced his IT career in the Army in 1996 and held several roles from system administrator to managing military capability supporting global and domestic counter terrorism and and cyber operations. Since leaving the military in 2016 he has worked as an IR Manager in Telstra and is now with Verizon. Nathan is an avid believer in planning and managing detection and response systems (and has recently been dabbling in SOARs) as they are the lifeblood that presents works to analysts and enables effective response. In his spare time he enjoys enthusiast PC building, reading history, and spending time with his son and wife.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers at the end of the presentation.

Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

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12/5/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Vault Systems Level 5/2 Constitution Ave Canberra, 2601 AUSTRALIA