Canberra Committee Members 

Branch Executive

Leonard Kleinman

Len Kleinman is the Chief Cyber Security Advisor and spokesperson internally and externally for RSA APJ focusing on Government. He has over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry, with an early focus on Oracle CASE, network operations and database administration. His current focus is to work with executives and business stakeholders to make security a strategic priority that translates into business value. For the last 14 years, Len has worked in senior roles in IT security at the Australian Tax Office, including the Senior Director of Vulnerability Management and Research, governance and risk, compliance, and the IT Security Advisor role. Focus areas included specialist advice and policy on a range of business and technical activities, strategic and operational planning, service provider engagement, contingency and incident response, and threat intelligence.

Committee Members

Andrew Slater

Andrew joined the Canberra Branch in 2012; and the Committee in 2013. He has 15 years technical experience within the IT industry with a background in design, implementation and management of various technologies within Enterprise, Government and Defence environments.

Andrew is currently a Senior Technology Consultant at RSA, The Security Division of EMC.


Glenn Maiden

Glenn Maiden is proud of an ICT career spanning nearly two decades - primarily in the Defence and security environments.

During that time Glenn has performed network penetration testing; intelligence analysis and reporting; security risk analysis and management; compliance; systems engineering; systems administration; operations management… and many "other duties as required".

Glenn moved to the Australian Taxation Office in 2011 as the ATO's IT Security Advisor; coordinating enterprise IT security services alongside the ATO's renowned IT security branch.

In 2014 Glenn Moved to Lockheed Martin to build the 24x7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) for the Defence Centralised Processing programme.

After delivering the SOC, Glenn decided to seek new challenges and moved to Shearwater in 2016 as a principal security consultant, focusing on the Federal government space.

When not involved in something resembling cyber security, Glenn likes 4x4 driving, farming, motorcycles, his family and long walks on the beach.


Marc Furze

A member of AISA since late 2014.

Extensive experienced in working in the Federal Government market since mid-80s across a number of roles in the IT Security, ICT, Geospatial, Media, Telecommunications and office technology fields.

Currently the Federal Region Sales Manager for Thales eSecurity.


Nigel Cox

Nigel has been a member of the AISA Canberra Committee since early 2009, and an AISA member since 2006. He is currently Operations Manager, Security IT Services at the Department of Human Services, and has worked at this Department in its current form and its former guise as Centrelink since 1997. Prior to that he worked in Security at the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Administrative Services, and in Mainframe Software and Operations roles at Ampol and Xerox.

Steven Stroud

Steven graduated from the University of Melbourne and joined the then Defence Signals Directorate in 1984 as a computer programmer. He has many years experience in systems design and project management. He joined the Directorate's Information Security Group in late 2001 managing the computer security incident response and incident reporting programmes. In 2004 he became the Senior Technical Advisor in the Critical Infrastructure Protection Branch at the Attorney-General's Department, moving to the Director National Information Infrastructure position in January 2006. Later he took on the role of Director e-Security Exercises and led the Australian involvement in the international Cyber Storm II exercise. Steven's next challenge was at the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy as Director Cyber Security, where he led the Government's efforts to raise the cyber security awareness of the Australian public.

In early 2011 Steven left the public sector, taking on a security role with Lockheed-Martin Australia. There he was responsible for a for a number of varied consulting engagements including provision of intelligence support capability to Headquarters Joint Operation Command, development of a security classification guide for Joint Strike Fighter data and design and delivery of a major cyber exercise for an ASX/20 company. After nearly five years at Lockheed Martin, Steven left to join Oracle as a contractor to Defence.

In addition to his undergraduate degree, he has an MBA from the University of Canberra. He is a member the Australian Institute of Management, the IEEE Computer Society and serves on the committee of the Canberra Branch of the Australian Information Security Association.