AISA ACT Branch Meeting & EOY Celebration | 29 November 2022

Jointly hosted by AISA Canberra Branch and ISACA Canberra Chapter, please join us for an all-star panel discussion and Q&A session on the changing and challenging responsibilities of Boards and Directors in a cyber challenged world. Followed by EOY festive celebrations.





Boards: Cyber security Accountability and Responsibility in a Post Pandemic World
With cyber security almost a daily front page news, it has certainly spurred the conversation and lifted cyber as a topic of significant challenge and consequence. We now see the proposal by the government to fast-track changes to our privacy laws which would see fines for repeated or serious data breaches rise from $2.2 million to up to $50 million or 30% of "adjusted" turnover.

Many reports and surveys including the latest AICD Sentiment Survey found that Boards are placing cyber security as a significant concern and priority but when asked about their ability to understand, manage and mitigate the risk, many find themselves reliant on others. Cyber security is an issue for the whole organisation and should not just be left to the CIO and the technical cyber-practitioners. Boards and organisational leaders need to decide not only how to manage the historical tensions between usability and security, but how such decisions will be viewed in the final analysis of an incident and data breach.

So, what exactly are the concerns and how does a Board member prepare themselves and the organisation for the eventual attack? How do you create an awareness and a sense of urgency that cyber security is not something that affects others but is an existential threat to the business, organisation and Board, in the digital world?

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. The presentation will be followed by EOY festive celebrations.


Nick Kent is the Director of the Government Uplift section in the Cyber Uplift branch of the Australian Cyber Security Centre and has worked at the Australian Signals Directorate for 15 years, 10 in cyber. Nick’s section within the ACSC provides technical cyber security advice and assistance to federal, state and territory government entities to uplift maturity and posture, as well as leading a scanning capability, a CIO/CISO and ITSA forum across government and offering a Privileged User Training course. Prior to ASD, Nick was a career university student with research degrees in physics.

Michelle Price
is a Cyber Security Partner with EY, the cyber security lead for EY Private and EY’s APAC Cyber Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead. She is also a Director on the Board of the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre, is the Co-Chair of the World Economic forum’s Global Futures Council on Cyber Security, and a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Cyber Group and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computing’s Advisory Committee.

Anne-Maree Lowe
holds a Vice President role in NTT Australia and is the State Manager for the NTT ACT branch. A highly successful transformational leader, she has extensive experience in working with key Federal Government agencies focused in driving complex and effective digital programs.

Chloe Hatzis
is a Data Security Specialist. She has an LLB (Hons) and nearly a decade of international experience in business operations, cyber security strategy, privacy and data protection, information security management, corporate governance, and cyberlaw training for executive level management. She currently volunteers as the Company Secretary for the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and has been active in the AISA community since 2018, previously holding the position of Deputy Branch Chair for the Melbourne Executive Committee.

Daryl Pereira
is the APAC CISO for Google and leads the 'Office of the CISO' (OCISO) for Google Cloud in the Asia-Pacific. A previous founding Partner & Head of the Cyber Security Consulting practice at KPMG he has also spent 9 years in investment banking IT in Australia and Singapore leading global functions. He is certified as a CISM, CISA, CRISC, and CPA (Australia), and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a Master of Information Technology from the University of Canberra.

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2022

Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)

4:45pm – 5:30pm Registration and Networking
5:30pm – 6:45pm Panel Presentation 
6:45pm – 9:00pm End of Year Celebration

Venue: The Duxton, The Oak Room, Level 1, 8 Macpherson Street, O'Connor, ACT, 2602


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29/11/2022 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
The Duxton Level 1 The Oak Room 8 Macpherson Street O'Connor, ACT 2602 AUSTRALIA


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