Melbourne Branch Committee

Branch Chair

Andrew Evans

Andrew joined the Melbourne branch committee in July 2014.

He works in the area of governance, risk and compliance and follows a holistic approach to security bringing together physical, people, processes and technology across organisations.  Andrew is currently a security consultant at DXC and has over 16 years' experience in IT security and risk working in Europe and Australia with various organisations in the public and private sectors in areas including, but not limited to: telecommunications, energy, transportation and aerospace & defence. 

Andrew holds an MSc in IT Security, a BSc (Hons) in Computer Systems and Networks and is CISSP certified.

Branch Vice Chair

Michael McKinnon

Michael is the Practice Manager at HackLabs in Melbourne, where he manages a team of penetration testers, helping provide technical assurance and guidance to some of Australia's best-known brands.

Having served previously in a global role at AVG Technologies (acquired by AVAST) as Director of Security Awareness, Michael's international focus has returned to Melbourne, where he is passionate about making this city a shining success in the cybersecurity industry.

With a deep technical background, Michael enjoys researching and writing about security on his personal blog. Interests include Cryptography, Risk Management, Business Management for Cybersecurity Resilience, Security Automation & DevSecOps, and the emerging risks related to Cryptocurrencies. Michael has also been a past member of the Steering Group Committee for the Australian Government's Stay Smart Online initiative.

Committee Members

Tim Methot

Tim comes from a broad ICT background stemming over 30 years. His focus has been in testing networks, traffic generation, analytics, network design, penetration testing, and IT Security. Tim’s roles have been in management, sales, marketing, and consulting. He joined AISA and OWASP in 2014 and is working towards CISSP

Tim is a member of TITAB, has qualifications from Cisco, HP, Cert 4 in Training & Assesment, Engineering degree from Canada, and an MBA from Monash University.