AISA Webinar: Key fundamentals for building cyber security resilience

Hosted by the AISA Cloud Branch, please join Dr James Boorman, Head of Research and Capacity Building at Oceania Cyber Security Centre, for an online discussion on the key fundamentals for building and strengthening cyber security capacity and resilience.




Topic: Key fundamentals for building cyber security resilience
In our interconnected world, cyber resilience is everyone's problem. Exploiting weaknesses in Australian or neighbouring nations’ systems and supply chains can impact all economies, regionally and globally. No one is untouchable, we are all responsible.  

Building cyber resilience for a nation requires coordination of multiple stakeholders, local and regional contextualisation and the use of a multi-dimensional approach.  These facets are just some of the key fundamental ingredients that should be considered as nations review their existing capabilities and their operating environments, further assisting in the set-up of strong foundations in the development of national cybersecurity visions and strategies. 

The Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM) was developed by the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) at the University of Oxford. The not-for-profit Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC) is the research and deployment partner for the CMM in the Oceania region. The CMM has been deployed in the UK and more than 80 countries across the world to build cybersecurity capacity and strengthen resilience. A recent independent evaluation found that the CMM review process and resulting reports are foundational to national cybersecurity strategy and policy development.

Since 2018 the OCSC have conducted 6 CMM reviews with countries in the Oceania region, providing reports with specific recommendations to build cybersecurity capacity and resilience. It is our ambition to do the same for all countries in the region, including Australia and New Zealand.

Participants will have the opportunity at the end of the session to ask questions of the speaker via the Q&A Chat box.

Speaker: Dr James Boorman, Head of Research and Capacity Building at Oceania Cyber Security Centre
James has worked in research and in practice in academic and public health sectors in the UK and as a Chief Information Officer for research projects for the Australian government. James has worked on large collaborative research projects at University College London and the University of Cambridge. 

He leads the OCSC collaboration with the University of Oxford on the CMM and has successfully led and co-authored six CMM reviews in the Oceania region, working with host governments and partners such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT), Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and World Bank.


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Date: Friday 25 September 2020

Time Zones:

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne & Sydney)
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm ACST (Adelaide & Darwin)
  • 10:00am - 11:00am AWST (Perth)

Participate in the webinar:

  • Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email with the webinar registration link. Use this link and ensure you logon to the webinar at least 5 minutes prior to the start time
  • You will require a strong and stable internet connection
  • It is recommended you use a headset or headphones so you can hear the presentation
  • A recording of the live session will be available for registrants after the event


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9/25/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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