AISA Webinar: Lessons from the field on user behaviour and the value behind People-Centric Vs Control-Centric

Join us at the AISA Sydney Branch for an online webinar on Lessons from the field on user behaviour and the value behind People-Centric versus Control-Centric mindsets, with guest speaker Rizwan Mahmood, Director Data Security and Compliance at e-Safe Systems




Topic: Lessons from the field on user behaviour and the value behind People-Centric versus Control-Centric mindsets
An analysis of the OAIC reports show that nearly 75% of all breaches are a result of human behaviour either due to human error or malicious intent. These statistics demonstrate the limitation of traditional control-centric security approaches, including user awareness sessions, when dealing with human risk.

In this presentation, we will share the factors that make people care and take ownership of security and privacy, what works and what doesn’t?  The presentation will introduce a People-Centric security approach championed by Gartner to deal with human behaviour related security issues. 

Speaker: Rizwan Mahmood, Director Data Security and Compliance at e-Safe Systems
Rizwan has a passion to solve the human risks to data security and has spent the last 10 years consulting on human factors behind data loss and privacy and designing security systems. He aims to transform organisations’ mind sets from control-centric to a people-centric approach in the fight against data loss and cybercrime. Enabled with his user and data monitoring security tools, he has experience of detecting and responding to 100’s of insider threat cases involving corruption, insider trading, reputational damage, theft for personal gain and accidental loss, many of which have also become part of OAIC’s stats. 

Rizwan works for e-Safe Systems a UK based vendor specialising in human risk to data security and compliance, since its inception. In his strategic and leadership roles, he has been instrumental in growing the business which is now protecting over a million users worldwide. Prior to migrating to Australia, as Chief Operating Officer he was responsible for establishing e-Safe’s R&D and support centre, and lead the design and development of e-Safe’s products which include DLP, DRM, File encryption, user behaviour analytics, user activity monitoring, data classification, filtering and e-safety solutions. In his current role as Director Data Security and Compliance, he is responsible for leading the consulting engagements in Australia and defining the strategic direction for e-Safe’s products in light of new security challenges and market trends. 

At the end of the presentation, there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions via the Q&A box to the speaker.


This webinar is free and only available to AISA Members, please click here to register online
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For any queries regarding this event, please contact AISA Event & Sponsorship Manager, Susanna Palermo via email or visit our website

Date: Thursday 4 June 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. This link is unique to you 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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