AISA NSW Branch Event | 21 February 2024

AISA Branch Meeting
Hosted by the AISA NSW Branch, please join us for a face-to-face meeting and networking opportunity featuring two interactive presentations from our guest speakers Dr Tim Nedyalkov, Technology and Cyber Security Expert and Matt Preswick, Lead Enterprise Solutions Engineer at Wiz.


Presentation 1 Title:
Shifting Left in DevSecOps and integrating security from the get-go

DevSecOps is essential in modern software development, integrating security from the outset, enhancing cyber resilience and reducing risks from late or post-production vulnerabilities. The session will delve into the 'Shifting Left' concept, highlighting its benefits for Engineering, Security and Operation practices and addressing the challenges and solutions in adopting this approach.

The session will provide a comprehensive overview of the 'Shifting Left' concept in DevSecOps, emphasising the future shift of security measures from traditional later stages to the earlier phases of the development cycle. It will discuss the anticipated benefits of this approach, such as cost-effectiveness and an enhanced security posture, highlighting how early integration can lead to more robust and secure software solutions. Furthermore, the session will explore the pivotal role of automation in this paradigm shift, detailing upcoming tools and methods for early security checks and risk assessments.

It discusses opportunities to seamlessly integrate tools and metrics within continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, streamlining the development process while bolstering security measures. The session will conclude with a Q&A session, enabling attendees to delve deeper into topics of particular interest, thereby enhancing their understanding and applicability of the 'Shifting Left' concept within their organisations.


Dr. Tim Nedyalkov is a globally recognised Information Technology and Cyber Security expert with over 18 years of experience across Europe, the USA, Australia, and the Middle East. As a Technology Information Security Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and an Executive Member of the CyberEdBoard Community, he is committed to protecting critical assets and shaping the future of cyber security. 

Dr. Nedyalkov held leadership positions at industry-leading organisations such as SNC-Lavalin and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Notably, he established the cyber security practice for the $24 billion Riyadh Metro network, a monumental public infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia that demanded cutting-edge solutions to safeguard critical systems. He has a Cyber Security doctorate from the University of Fairfax, complemented by industry certifications such as C|CISO, CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, ISO 27001 LA, AWS Security, and Agile PM. A renowned keynote speaker and panellist, he has engaged with audiences at over 50 industry conferences worldwide. He is an active contributor to industry publications, white papers, mentoring and community initiatives that have earned him multiple recognitions, including the 2022 Onalytica Global Influential Voice in Cybersecurity and the 2022 Finalist for the Cyber Security Personality of the Year.

Presentation 2 Title: NextGen cloud protection

 A successful cloud security strategy needs to evolve to meet the changing needs of the business and growth of the cloud. Cutting-edge security teams are coming up with new approaches and initiatives to improve their company’s agility through security and accelerate the business. In this session, learn how you can improve your cloud security operational efficiency by up to 10 times by operationalising security and democratising it across your organisation. 


Matt Preswick is the Lead Enterprise Solutions Engineer for Wiz in APJ, with experience in network, email and cloud security at leading security vendors in EMEA and APAC. Before joining Wiz, he lead operations at a Sydney based network analytics startup before returning to Cloud security with Wiz. Matt is passionate about developing scalable and actionable security practices within APJs largest organisations

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (AEDT)

5:15pm – 5:30pm  Registration
5:30pm - 6:45pm  Presentations
6:45pm – 7:30pm  Networking and light refreshments 

Venue: Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour, 58 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW

Registrations Close: At 5:00pm on Tuesday 20 February 2024 or before if the event is sold out


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21/02/2024 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour 58 Bathurst Street Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
This event is full.