While serving as a team commander in the British and Australian Special Forces Adam O’Donnell led elite teams into combat against determined and well-equipped insurgents in Afghanistan; played a critical role in NATO peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and managed the logistics for a successful ascent of Mt Everest’s North Ridge in 2000.
A recognised expert in leadership and resilience, Adam now helps executive managers to build, maintain and lead teams they can rely on to do the right thing on even the most difficult of days.
Organisations he has worked with include Jetstar, Bureau of Meteorology, Department of Defence, NAB, AGL, NewsLifeMedia and GrainCorp.
If policy describes what a company says it will do, culture is what it actually does – guided by both formal and informal motivators at every level of management.
Small wonder then that the concept of a ‘Security Culture’ is a cornerstone, in some shape or form, of every major cyber security framework today – but what exactly is a ‘security culture’, how do we know if we’ve got one and where can we buy one if we don’t? Perhaps more importantly, how much should we spend in creating one?
Adam O’Donnell will unpack and explore the components of culture to see how we, as security professionals, can start to build security and resilience into our organisations’ DNA to make it an everyday part of how we do business and unlock the opportunities that lie beyond the reach of the unprepared and unwilling.
In particular, Adam will examine:
Why a one size fits all approach to culture doesn’t work
How to avoid the complacency of compliance
How to embed cultural transformation without tears