Melbourne Branch Meeting: August 2

"Cyber Security:  A twenty year retrospective of human behaviour in an online world", with International speaker from the UK: Debi Ashenden

"Cyber Security:  A twenty year retrospective of human behaviour in an online world"

This talk will take us on a journey from the UK MoD research labs of the late '90s to current day conversations about hackable toys.  On the way we will explore the creativity of early hackers, the impact of cyber security on our everyday lives and the drive to deliver national security through technological means.  I will argue that as cyber security matures as a professional practice and an academic discipline we need to reflect on how we got to where we are now and develop new and imaginative ways to deliver cyber security in an online world.

Speaker: Debi Ashenden

Debi is Professor of Cyber Security in the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth in the UK.  She is also the Programme Director for Protective Security & Risk at the Centre for Research & Evidence for Security Threats ( - a research hub funded by the UK’s security and intelligence community. Other current projects focus on understanding cyber security risk perceptions across the lifespan and exploring the conceptual foundations of algorithm design for AI/ML.  Debi was previously Head of the Centre for Cyber Security at Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the UK and is a member of the UK MOD’s Defence Science Expert Committee.  She is an Academic Fellow at the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre.

Debi’s research interests are in the social and behavioural aspects of cyber security – particularly in finding ways of ‘patching with people’ rather than technology. She has worked extensively across the public and private sector for organisations such as the MoD, Cabinet Office, Home Office, Euroclear, Prudential, Barclaycard, Reuters and Close Bros. She has had a number of articles on cyber security published, presented at a range of conferences and co-authored a book for Butterworth Heinemann, Risk Management for Computer Security: Protecting Your Network & Information Assets.

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8/2/2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Deakin University Tower 2, 727 Collins St Docklands, VIC 3008 AUSTRALIA