AISA National Conference 2012 set to repeat last year’s success

AISA Conference themed “Show me the Money”.
  • CSO staff (CSO Online)
  • — 14 September, 2012 12:16

The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference 2012, to be held on 16th October in Sydney, is set to build on last year’s success as a standout event for Australia’s Information Security Industry.

Organised by AISA, the largest information security association in the country, the conference, now in its 5th year, is themed “Show me the Money”.

“We’re not talking about across the board pay rises for info sec professionals. And we’re not talking about shouting it over the phone to clients”, says Benn Dullard, AISA National Director. “What we are talking about is serious money in stolen assets and costs of recovery – over $4.6 billion in Australia – as well as the damaging impact of cybercrime on ecommerce.”

“Show me the money” has become the mantra for talking less and doing more. This year’s speakers include Dr Whitfield Diffie, VP for Information Security and Cryptography ICANN; Dr Alastair MacWillson, Accenture’s Global Managing Partner Security Practice; Eran Feigenbaum, Google’s Director of Security; Gene Kim, former CTO Tripwire; Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Security Officer, Oracle.

“We’re very please to return with a very strong line up of Internationally renowned experts in information security”, says Benn. At last year’s National Conference over 650 information security professionals attended to learn, debate and discuss ideas and opinions on governance, strategy, policy, compliance, to architecture, systems engineering and security testing.

“This year we’re expecting close to 800 of the best minds in the information security industry. It ‘s a ‘must-attend’ event for anyone involved in the information security industry”, according to Benn.

This year’s conference will be followed by a gala dinner and awards presentation for Australia’s best in information security. Awards will be presented for Information Security: Professional of the Year; Rookie of the Year; Team of the Year; Project of the Year; and Employer of the Year. Nominees do not need to be AISA members.

The AISA National Conference will be held on Tuesday 16th October at the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. Visit for the full conference program. The conference is free to AISA members and you must be a member to attend. To join, and to register for the conference. Registration closes 11th October.

About AISA: The Australian Information Security Association is Australia’s largest information security organization. As a not-for-profit association, AISA promotes awareness and understanding of information security and IT risk issues in an independent and unbiased manner. Throughout Australia, with over 1600 members ,and branches in six capital cities, AISA has become a recognized authority for information security thought leadership, practice advice and the professional development of our members.

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