Melbourne, Australia – 19 September 2018 – The Australian Information Security Association’s (AISA) annual Australian Cyber Conference will be held between 9 – 11 October at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Set to be the industry body’s largest ever event, AISA anticipates up to 1,600 delegates – from information security practitioners and small business owners, to business executives and company directors – will attend this year’s conference to hear from a diverse line-up of speakers.
The premier Australian cyber security event will provide attendees with insights and best practices around the theme of ‘Innovate, Disrupt, Change’, delivered by the industry’s top experts through keynotes, panel sessions, live demonstrations and networking events.
Welcoming high-profile local and international experts from a range of organisations, the conference will feature a special guest from the UK National Cyber Security Centre, and presenters from The Impossible Institute, VICE News, Office of the Australian Information Commission (OAIC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The 2018 Australian Cyber Conference keynote speakers are:
The full line-up of more than 110 speakers includes: Andrew Solomon, Acting Deputy Commissioner, OAIC; Craig Lindenmayer, Director of IT Security and IT Security Advisor, ABS; Marcus Powe, advisor and entrepreneur; Dave Palmer, Director of Technology, Darktrace; Tony Ayaz, CEO and Co-Founder, Gemini; Vanessa Pegueros, VP and CISO, DocuSign; Corch, Founder of Shogun Cybersecurity; Priscilla Moriuchi, Director of Strategic Threat Development, Recorded Future.
AISA is pleased to welcome internet safety expert and founder of The Alicia Project, Alicia Kozakiewicz, back to Australia to present at the Australian Cyber Conference for the second time. For the past 15 years, Alicia has pioneered insightful Internet safety awareness presentations to children and adults. She will be running two free internet safety sessions for the general public during the conference.
The Australian Cyber Conference will feature training sessions on topics including weaponising the DevOps toolchain, memory forensics, threat hunting and incident handling. On Wednesday 10 October, winners of the 2018 AISA Awards will be announced and The Australian Cyber Conference Bloc Party will be held in partnership with Optus.
Tickets for the Australian Cyber Conference are strictly limited. Media passes for the Conference are available on request.
As a nationally recognised not-for-profit organisation and charity, the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) champions the development of a robust information security sector by building the capacity of professionals in Australia and advancing the cyber security and safety of the Australian public as well as businesses and governments in Australia.
Established in 1999, AISA has become the recognised authority on information security in Australia with a membership of over 3500 individuals and corporate sponsors across the country. AISA caters to all domains of the information security industry with a particular focus on sharing expertise from the field at meetings, focus groups and networking opportunities around Australia.
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