David is a passionate and skilled cyber security executive with over 30 years of experience successfully leading technology, cyber security, risk and compliance functions. David enjoys leading organisations through their ongoing cyber journey with expertise in developing and implementing cyber security strategies for Fortune 100 and ASX companies. In his current role as a Chief Information Security Officer, he is responsible for all aspects of cyber and sees success where cyber is pervasive throughout an organisation and is regarded as a business enabler. David holds a Masters of Business from Charles Sturt University, is CISM certified and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dilip Samji is the Director of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics for DRC Australia, Pty. He holds a Master of Information Systems Security and second Master in Cyber Security From Charles Sturt University and a Certified Forensics Examiner (CFCE) from IACIS (USA). Dilip’s vast knowledge has been developed over 38 years in IT and his career has spanned in Africa, Europe, North America, Asia, South America and Australia.
Dilip specializes in Data Recovery, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, currently supervises a Digital Forensic investigations team, involving matters that range from bullying emails, IP theft, divorce, financial crime, disgruntled employee, disclosure of confidential information, Cybercrime, assisting Lawyers and Barristers on both Civil and Criminal litigation as well testifying in the Sydney District , Local Court and ASIC - ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission as Expert Witness.
I am someone who throws themselves at every opportunity and constantly strives for a high standard in the quality of work I produce. Passionate about numerous ICT technologies and trends, I am particularly interested in IoT, Cyber security, and Data Infrastructure Engineering.
My experience with ICT can be attributed to subjects undertaken for my degree, internships, various extra-curricular activities and personal projects. Innovation and entrepreneurship are also areas I explore and through co-curricular courses, I have further developed my creativity and critical thinking, while also studying product development, ideation and business structure & processes.
Laith is the founder and CEO of Secolve, Australia’s next generation OT specialist cyber security firm aiming to protect the nations critical infrastructure and industrial control systems by working closely with organisations to bridge the gap between security and OT.
During his time in the cyber security space Laith has become passionate about understanding what causes organisations to fall victim to cyber-attacks and working with security and IT teams to overcome challenges faced to help them uplift their security. Through his journey Laith got to understand the criticality that lies in OT environments and industrial control systems and identified the need for an OT focused cyber security firm that works closely with organisations to help identify and address its OT risks and threats.
In addition to being the Sydney Branch Chair for the Australian Information Security Association, Laith is also a Cyber Security Ambassador for the NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node.
Jeff Whitton, FAICD, CDPSE
Jeff is an adept technology and cyber security industry subject, matter expert. He has worked in the ICT and cyber security industry for forty years in C-suit Executive and Board level roles, successfully leading technology and innovation companies in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he is an experienced board member and chair expert in board meeting processes, governance and regulatory compliance. Currently, he serves as a non-executive and executive director and chair on several not-for-profits, public, government and higher education boards.
He is a founding director of Yirigaa, an Indigenous Cyber Security and Technology company. The Yirigaa mission is to maximise genuine outcomes for First Australians and other diverse groups in the critical areas of Cyber Security, Data Sciences, and Software Development.
Other Industry related roles:
• Ambassador, Cyber Security, NSW Department of Investment,
• Short Course Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney in cyber security for company directors.
• Mentor and Instructor work-integrated learning programs with Macquarie University Cyber Security Master Degree students.
• Executive Member, Infrastructure committee of the board of trustees, Western Sydney University.