AISA Webinar: Recruitment hacks – Finding the needle in a haystack

Hosted by the AISA Cloud Branch, please join Kylie Watson, who is the Lead Client Partner – Defence and National Security at IBM, for an online presentation on cyber security recruitment hacks, tips on finding the right person for the job and the importance of upskilling in retention of staff.



 Topic: Recruitment hacks – Finding the needle in a haystack
Workplaces are struggling with talent shortages in a tight market. Digital skills are often outdated as the technology world moves faster and faster and as soon as one skill is conquered another one is needed. Three quarters of managers are struggling to upskill their staff. All of this creates risks but especially risky is cyber security skills shortages in a time of increasing threats and heightened cyber activity including geopolitical tensions. 

In this webinar, Kylie will provide some creative tips to find the right talent in cyber recruitment, including a critical lens on diversity, and the role of upskilling in retention of staff.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be made available to registrants. 


Kylie Watson is the Lead Client Partner for Defence and National Security in Australia and New Zealand with the remit to assist solving some of the nation’s more complex national security problems with consulting specialities in data, AI, automation, cyber security, hybrid cloud, openshift, innovative technologies and agile processes. She originally completed an Arts degree and then moved into Engineering from her time in the military with an early career as a public servant and then engineering consultant.

She moved to focus on Technology consulting and now has multiple degrees in Sociology, Cyber Security, Data and Management. Kylie has won awards for innovation, new products/services, business and community service and has a track record of leading large multifaceted teams of approximately 300 people with deep technical expertise on technology projects and programs for consulting budgets as large as $300M.


This webinar is free and only available to AISA Members, please click on the registration link below:

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Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Time Zones:

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST (Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney & Hobart)
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm ACST (Adelaide)
  • 10:00am - 11:00am AWST (Perth) 

Participate in the webinar:

  • Please note that you will need to register in Zoom and provide a valid email, so that you can receive the unique registration link to log into the webinar
  • Use this link 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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