CyberCon speaker lineup tops 100

THE MOST formidable lineup of cybersecurity speakers ever assembled in Australia will take the stage at the Australian Cyber Conference in Melbourne with the mission to better arm delegates against escalating and evolving cyber threats.

“In short, the more than 3000 attendees expected at #CyberCon 2019 would be positioned at the absolute cutting edge of thought leadership and practical application of information security,” AISA board director Alex Hoffmann said.

“The cybersecurity threat landscape is ever-changing so it is important to stay current and connect and network with experts,” Mr Hoffmann said.

AISA, in collaboration with the Australian Cyber Security Centre, has gathered more than 100 top experts across the most relevant fields to ensure delegates are informed and empowered to defend their families, business and themselves.

The Australian Cyber Conference caters for:

  • Company directors and executives
  • Security professionals
  • Managers
  • Lawyers
  • Risk professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Software developers, and
  • Technical specialists

“They come from a broad range of industries from education to finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and utilities,” Mr Hoffmann said.

The theme for Australian Cyber Conference 2019 is ‘Change the Rules. Up the Game’, reflecting AISA’s desire to challenge the status quo, encourage a fresh perspective and to enhance capabilities to improve the safety of Australians.

Keynote speakers at the conference in Melbourne on October 8-9, include:

  • Bruce Schneier (Renowned security technologist and author)
  • Dr Karl Kruszelnicki (Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at Sydney University, author and media personality)
  • James O’Loghlin (Broadcaster, author and innovation expert)
  • Tammy Moskites (career CISO and well-known member of the international CISO community)
  • Paula Januszkiewicz (Enterprise Security MVP, honorable Microsoft Regional Director for CEE and a world-class cybersecurity expert)
  • Kevin Mitnick (The world's most famous hacker, global bestselling author, and the top cyber security keynote speaker )

Mrs Megan Spielvogel, operations manager, said: “Equally impressive is the quality of the professionals making up the broader program including breakout,, panel, open-mic, think-tank, and training sessions this year.

“Interest from presenters has been overwhelmingly strong and the overall quality of submissions has been very high.”

Mr Hoffmann said: “With hundreds and hundreds of applications, demand has far outstripped our available spots. Submissions have been subjected to a rigorous appraisal process, which we are finalising now. The end result will be and excellent collection of minds and content.”

Broad topic areas covered at the conference will include:

  • Cyber awareness
  • Business
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Government
  • Technical
  • Incident management
  • Privacy
  • Research
  • Governance and risk
  • Startup
  • Law enforcement
  • Critical infrastructure

In addition to the expertise-sharing, CyberCon 2019 has been designed to optimise the opportunities for informal and relaxed interactions among delegates so that beneficial and meaningful connections can be made.

“Two of AISA’s primary objectives are to promote better information security expertise and to foster a close and co-operative community of cyber professionals,” Mr Hoffmann said.

“CyberCon 2019 will achieve those objectives,” he said.

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Australian Cyber Conference Melbourne 2023