Addressing the Cyber Security Workforce Gap – Ways to Grow and Promote Cyber Security as a Vocation
In this presentation, we will look at the size and extent of
the cyber security workforce and skills gap, where and why those shortages
exist, where the opportunities for careers lie and how industry, academia,
government and associations such as AISA are instrumental in closing the cyber
security workforce and skills gap.
Speaker: Tony Vizza
Tony Vizza has been involved in the information technology
and information security fields for more than 25 years. His information
security credentials include CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security
Professional), CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional), CRISC (Certified
in Risk and Information Systems Controls), CISM (Certified Information Security
Manager) and is a certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor.
Tony has a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from the
University of Technology, Sydney, Global Executive MBA from the University of
Sydney which included study at Stanford University, The London School of
Economics and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is currently
studying for a Juris Doctor degree at the University of New South Wales.
A panel discussion will follow the presentation on Cyber
Security Workforce Gap
Vizza - Director for Cyber Security Advocacy - APAC at (ISC)²
Mansour - Lecturer at Macquarie University/ IT Consultant (SME)
Pun - Manager, Strategy & Insights - NSW Treasury
Williams - Director - NSW Cyber Security Network
Matthew Mansour has been in the IT industry for over 21 years, he
has a diverse background working as a BA, Project Manager, IT Auditor and
Educator. His focus in recent years has been developing the next generation of
graduates at MQ University for the ever-growing Cyber Security market. Matthew
also continues to be an IT consultant within the SME market which helps him
keep abreast of the ever-changing IT/Cyber Sector.
Teresa Pun leads the implementation of the NSW Cyber Security
Industry Development Strategy launched in November 2018. Teresa had been
involved in a range of industry development strategies that has a focus on
digital transformation component such as the medical technologies, advanced
manufacturing, financial services and creative industries sectors. Prior to
joining NSW Government, she has an MBA and a Bachelor degree in electronic
engineering with over 10 years’ industry experience in Information and
Communication Technology including the CSIRO.
Currently Director of the NSW Cyber Security Network -
established in January 2018 by the NSW Government to address cyber security
challenges in NSW. The Network determines imperative cyber security issues and
engages experts to develop and implement strategies to address them.
Todd applies specialist skills and experience in economic
and STEM workforce development to maximise the economic potential of NSW’s
cyber security industry by promoting its R&D capability and building a
skilled, technology-driven workforce trained to forecast and address the
sector’s future requirements.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers at the end of the presentations.
Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.
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