Lead Scientist and Senior Principal Engineer, McAfee
Former 702 Breakfast Presenter| Maths and Science Wiz
Adam Spencer, famous Australian author and comedian, will be the summit’s host. Count on him injecting humour in the proceedings and keeping you entertained. He is a lifelong numbers nerd with a law degree and a Ph.D. in pure maths before winning, of all things, a stand up comedy competition run by Triple J Radio entitled ‘raw comedy’.
Chief Information Security & Trust Officer Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Yuval is responsible for ensuring the cybersecurity of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, widely recognized for its technology leadership and banking innovation. Prior to joining CBA, Yuval has held a variety of leadership and technical roles across Europe and the Middle East. Yuval has strong business and technical qualifications, with over 18 years’ experience at global companies in a range of industries including gaming, entertainment, telecommunications, and technology services.
Anton M. Bonifacio
Chief Information Security & Data Protection Officer Globe Telecom
Anton has been working in IT and Information Security for 15 years. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and has consulted on Information Security and Open Source for multiple clients including government agencies. He served as the Head of IT Business Development and Solutions at Sun Cellular and was the Global Head of Information Security at TELUS International.
Chief Operating Officer Australian Cyber Security Growth Network
Michelle is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) and passionate about Australia’s cyber security sector enabling all Australian organisations to grow and take advantage of the cyber world. She was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within The Australian National University. Prior to that Michelle was instrumental in the delivery of the Australian Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and Cyber Security Strategy and has worked in several strategy and risk roles across Government.
Chief Information Security Officer
Hank Opdam is the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for The Star Entertainment Group, which owns and operates 3 Integrated Resorts across the east coast of Australia. It is an exciting and dynamic business that would make your head spin with interesting security challenges that come with High Rollers, VIP jets, night clubs and celebrities, not to mention, not one but two regulators.
Hank enjoys the challenges that come with a business where everything is connected and everyone is mobile, 24 hours a day.
Prior to joining Star, Hank held various Risk and Security roles with one of Australia’s largest financial organisations. Mergers and Demergers, Incidents and Accidents he has seen it all in his 17+ year security career.
Manager, ICT Assurance, Department for Education and Child Development
Nathan Morelli is the Manager of ICT Assurance at Department for Education and Child Development in South Australia. For the last 3 years, he has led the delivery of critical ICT assurance security and governance programs, initiatives and strategies that underpin ICT Services goals and objectives.
Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, McAfee
Ian has worked with organisations globally on Cyber Security initiatives and projects, particularly in the areas of Strategy & Transformation, Identity & Access Management, Data Protection, Threat Management, Governance, Risk & Compliance, and API Management.
He has held a variety of leadership, advisory, sales, marketing, product management, consulting, and technical roles across Europe and Asia Pacific in some of the world’s leading companies, including McAfee, Ernst & Young, IBM, CA Technologies and NetIQ.
In addition to being a published author, Ian has built, led and managed teams with multi-million dollar sales, operational and delivery targets, defined and executed go-to-market strategies based on market analysis & needs, set corporate & product strategy, brought new products to market, delivered major cyber transformation programs & engagements, delivered keynote presentations at industry & corporate events, been interviewed & quoted in the media, and contributed articles to a variety of publications.
Director and Chief Architect, Advanced Programs Group’s Intelligence Team, McAfee
Dave Marcus currently serves as Director of Threat Research and Intelligence and Principal Engineer for McAfee’s Advanced Programs Group. Responsibilities includes advanced threat research, threat intelligence projects, hardware-assisted security development, open source intelligence projects as well as SCADA/ICS research.
Principal Security Consultant, Foundstone Practice APAC, McAfee
JP has worked as a secret research and penetration tester for over 10 years. He specializes in penetration testing of IoT, Smart Buildings, Physical, Social Engineering, Red Teaming, Wireless, and custom Operating Systems. He is also the primary instructor for multiple Foundstone Services Ultimate Hacking training courses. JP contributes to the security community by speaking, training, and providing open source security testing software at industry events all over the world such as; BlackHat, DefCon, GovWare, MHCon, ShmooCon, DerbyCon, ISSA, HOPE, B-Sides, Hack3rCon, ToorCamp, and more.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, McAfee
Chatelle Lynch is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at McAfee. She oversees recruitment, diversity and inclusion, compensation, benefits, rewards and recognition, human resources systems and services, and workforce intelligence, along with learning, development, and talent.
Chatelle joined McAfee in 2005, later helping it evolve during its time as a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, until today: an independent $3BN global IT security software company with 7,500+ employees worldwide.
As a senior HR leader, Chatelle has played a pivotal role in achieving strategic alignment to recruit, retain, and develop the best talent in the industry. She is passionate about driving diversity in the workplace and has spoken on this topic at many industry events, including RSA in 2018. She is also a regular contributor on HR and workforce trends for Forbes as well as an industry commentator on diversity, online safety for kids, the cyber security skills shortage and more.
In 2017, Chatelle was named ‘Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year’ at the 2017 Stevie Awards for Great Employers, her team was also named ‘HR Department of the Year’ in the same awards.
Since the start of 2018, Chatelle has been busy and has already been named the Most Power Women in Technology by the California Diversity Council for her impact on the technology industry, ability to drive business forward and her inspirational example to other women.
Director, National Cyber Policy Office, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
The National Cyber Policy Office (NCPO) leads and coordinates the development and implementation of New Zealand’s cyber security policy. Paul has led the NCPO since it was established in July 2012. The NCPO led the development and oversees implementation of New Zealand’s 2015 Cyber Security Strategy. The NCPO was also responsible for delivering New Zealand’s first Cyber Security Summit in 2016, bringing together business, government and academia to shape the direction of New Zealand’s cyber security.
Prior to his present role, Paul was a career diplomat, most recently serving as Deputy Head of Mission in Brussels from 2008 to 2012, as well as various posts in the Solomon Islands, China and Taiwan.
Paul is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, where he received a B.A. Hons (1989), and the Chinese Language and Area Studies School of the Foreign Service Institute (1994).
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Cybersecurity Growth Network
Craig Davies is the CEO for the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd (ACSGN). Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy, launched in April 2016, committed to establish a Cyber Security Growth Centre to position Australia as an attractive location for cyber security research and innovation. The ACSGN has been created to support the development of a vibrant and globally competitive Australian cyber security industry aimed at enhancing Australia’s future economic growth and help protect Australia’s interests online. Prior to joining the ACSGN, Craig was Head of Security for Atlassian where he lead the security program supporting all aspects of Atlassian’s business from product security, to their Cloud operations and the protection of Atlassian itself. Before joining Atlassian, Craig was at CSO of Cochlear Ltd. He started his career in Financial Services, initially with the Commercial Bank of Australia, then Westpac Banking Corporation, where he worked across the organisation in Retail Banking, Legal Services and the Westpac IT Group. Craig is passionate about the importance of people in security programs, and the role of security leaders in delivering pragmatic solutions that support business growth. Craig has 20+ years experience in Cyber security and has worked in a number of fields including Infrastructure operations and management, security architecture, and website development and operations.
Vice President of Security Intelligence & Analytics, Corporate Products, McAfee
As Vice President for Security Intelligence & Analytics, Jason directly leads our strategy and associated Product Management teams for Security Incident & Event Management, Advanced Threat Defense, Threat Intelligence Exchange & McAfee Labs. Jason is an accomplished business executive, with experience across multiple technologies, managing businesses at scale, while also developing next generation capabilities for adjacent opportunities.
Prior to joining McAfee, Jason was the Head of Product Management for Enterprise Routing at Cisco with responsibility for product strategy across the enterprise & service provider markets, representing over $3B in business for WAN routing, Software Defined WAM (SDWAN), network function virtualization (NFV), and converged branch infrastructure. Jason joined Cisco in 2011 and over his tenure, led teams in Unified Communications, Branch Office Consolidation and In-door wireless location services.
Prior to Cisco, Jason held a variety of senior positions at Symantec Inc. including Enterprise Security Manangement, Endpoint Management and Datacenter Automation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and a Masters in Engineering Manangement from Cornell University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Chief Information Officer, Ramsay Health Care
Ramsay are an ASX20 listed company, operating 221 private hospitals across 6 countries employing 60,000 people with revenues of $8.7 billion. Ramsay are the largest private hospital organisation outside of the United States, and the largest operator in both Australia and Europe. In terms of his approach to the role at Ramsay, John is focused on supporting our clinicians’ connectedness, patients’ experience and employees’ performance while maintaining the highest standard of clinical care and quality outcomes for their customers.
With twenty five years business experience working in both the United Kingdom and Australia, John has held various roles across a range of industries including civil engineering, aerospace, manufacturing and distribution, contract research, construction, government, telecommunications, retail, life sciences and most recently, healthcare.
John has an advisory role to the Board of the Australian Digital Health Agency, served the nation for ten years in the Australian Army Reserve and lectures students studying IT at Macquarie University.
Security Solutions Architect – APAC, Amazon Web Services
Paul has more than 15 years of information security experience with a significant part of that working with financial services. Highly technical background with proven experience in building relationships, scoping and delivering complex projects, and helping business stakeholders understand the benefits of a pragmatic security approach. He works with the largest enterprise customers at AWS to improve their security, risk, and compliance in the cloud.
Professor Jill Slay is Optus Chair of Cyber Security at La Trobe University and Director of Cyber Resilience Initiatives for the Australian Computer Society.
She has established an international research reputation in cyber security (particularly Digital Forensics) and has worked in collaboration with many industrial partners. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the information technology industry through contributions in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber-terrorism.
She is a Fellow of ACS and a Fellow of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, both for her service to the information security industry (and is MACS CP and holds CISSP and CCFP certifications). She has published one book and more than 120 refereed book chapters, journal articles or research papers in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing in the last 10 years.
She has completed the supervision of 19 PhDs and many Masters and Honours theses and has been awarded over AUD 2 million in Australian Government Category 1 research income, including a Future Fellowship.
ICT Cyber Security Manager, Kinetic IT
Flying the cyber security flag in the Northern Territory as Kinetic IT’s ICT Cyber Security Manager for the Northern Territory Government, Sharmila Packiaraja is a passionate advocate for women in technology. With more than a decade of IT experience under her belt, Sharmila advises on policies and procedures that impact systems, people and security.
Sharmila’s background spans diverse industries, including financial services, retail and government, with roles that focussed on Information Security, Project Consulting and Risk Management.
Beyond her significant contribution as a core member of the Kinetic IT crew, Sharmila also holds the position of Branch Executive for the Darwin branch of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), responsible for bringing security professionals of the region together and connecting them with the wider cyber security community across Australia.
Sharmila is a tireless promoter of women in leadership, as well as gender diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), regularly traveling across Australia to speak for this cause. She continues to drive increased participation in school programs that encourage young women to seek careers in cyber security and the broader ICT industry, sitting on the ACS accreditation panel that reviews ICT courses for Charles Darwin University.
Recently, the Northern Territory Minister for Corporate and Information Services recognised Sharmila in the NT Parliament as a role model for women in ICT, inviting her to join a panel of fellow female leaders who consult on the development of ICT strategy for the region.
VP, Customer Success Group Global Support Services, McAfee
Dan Manack is vice president, Customer Success Group Global Support Services at McAfee. He is responsible for enterprise support delivery and account management services in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Under his leadership, Support Services has effectively leveraged the voice of the customer to deliver proactive support for mission-critical security solutions. As part of the Customer Success Group, Manack continues to drive the transformation of Support Services to enable successful customer outcomes through the deployment and use of McAfee solutions.
Manack has over 20 years of experience in information technology, software and professional services. Prior to joining McAfee in 2009, his was senior vice president and general manager of the Professional Accounting Solutions Division at Intuit, and held business management roles at Harbinger Corporation, Unisys, and Texas Instruments.
Manack received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University and an MBA from the University of Dallas.
Country Manager, Darktrace
Mark Beaumont is the spearhead for the Darktrace’s national expansion in Australia, with over 20 years of experience in enterprise information security across the telecommunications and banking sectors. Prior to joining Darktrace, Mark spent 8 years with the security firm RSA. A frequent speaker at industry events in Australia, Mark is an expert on the cyber-threat landscape and how artificial intelligence can be used to autonomously defend against cyber-attacks. Mark holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool, UK.
Privacy Officer and Head of Security Influence and Privacy Engagement, NBN Co.
Kate is nbn’s Privacy Officer and Head of Security Influence and Privacy Engagement. Kate’s enthusiasm for information security and privacy has taken her all over the globe, bringing to nbn a wealth of experience from former roles at top-tier technology companies including Microsoft and Symantec.
Kate spent five years on the Board of the International Association or Privacy Professionals Australia and New Zealand, including two as the President before stepping down in October 2017.
She is also a co-founder of the Security Influence and Trust (SIT) Group which was established in 2015 with the purpose of bringing together industry and government to work together to ensure that online safety skills are developed in a way that benefits everyone. In October 2017, the SIT Group was recognised by the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) with the Educator of the Year award.
Andy Hood is the APAC Enterprise Technology Specialist for McAfee’s Content and Cloud business unit focusing on solutions for Web Protection and Data Loss Prevention.
Andy serves as the subject matter expert for these solutions and engages directly with strategic accounts and collaborates with McAfee Product Management providing input and feedback on customer requirements and market drivers.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Andy has over twenty-five years of IT industry experience, with more than fifteen years of experience in enterprise solution architect roles.
Andy holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Bath in the UK
Andy has been with McAfee for ten years and has worked in a variety of roles encompassing implementation, design, architecture and presales. In his current role, Andy works with enterprise organisations throughout the Australia and New Zealand region to understand their cybersecurity needs and to align McAfee’s strategy and capabilities to their enterprise roadmaps.
Christopher is responsible for security patient and corporate data across Ramsay’s Australian operations and ensuring the company understands and manages the ever-changing cyber security risk that comes with increasing digitisation.
Prior to Ramsay Christopher worked in a variety of industries across North America, the UK, and Australia.
Steven joined ForeScout in June 2016 as Director, System Engineering Asia Pacific & Japan. His responsibilities include developing and managing a team of experienced systems engineers within the region who consult organisations on ForeScout’s approach to protecting organizations’ networks.
Steve is also responsible for working with customers to communicate the benefits of our agent-less approach that allows organisations to see what is on their network, from campus to cloud and how they can securely manage it.
Prior to joining ForeScout Steve spent over 16 years at Cisco in various roles in Australia and Singapore, including Senior Manager, System Engineering, Enterprise Accounts ANZ as well Global Enterprise Accounts, APJ. With both these roles he lead a team of pre-sales engineers who consulted with the large enterprise accounts on the application of technology within their businesses.
Kristin Lyons is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Australia Post. In the last five years, she has led various Information Security Management teams within the company before being appointed as CISO in May 2016. She is now responsible for leading a team that manages all facets of cyber security for the Australia Post Group.
Kristin and her team are driven by the passion to empower citizens to make decisions that enable them to transact and interact more safely online. She effectively engages and brings together security and business areas with an authentic and pragmatic style based on open communication and trust.
Alastair MacGibbon is National Cyber Security Adviser at the Department of Home Affairs and concurrently Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, part of the Australian Signals Directorate. He leads the implementation of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, transforming Australia’s cyber security landscape to realise the economic and social benefits of a cyber resilient nation, and deliver Australia’s cyber security operational capacity.
Prior to taking up his appointment MacGibbon was Australia’s first eSafety Commissioner. Before that he worked for 15 years as an Agent with the Australian Federal Police, including as founding Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre. Along with private sector roles such as Senior Director of Trust, Safety and Customer Support at eBay, MacGibbon was a Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.
John Karabin is the Director of Cybersecurity for Dimension Data Australia. In this role, he is responsible for defining our Security go-to-market, and enhancing its reputation as a trusted partner. Prior to joining Dimension Data in February 2018, John developed broad experience in risk based information security, cyber security, identity management and telecommunications. John recognises the cybersecurity landscape changes daily – from the threats themselves to the solutions being conjured up to combat them. Therefore it is crucial that cybersecurity is seen as more than a matter of technology – it is a matter of business risk.
Partner and Head of Digital Law, EY
Alec is a partner and the Asia Pacific Leader of Digital Law at EY and has over 28 years’ experience. He has a diverse cross-border Asia Pacific practice with an emphasis on practical solutions in privacy/cyber security, Blockchain, smart contracts, AR and VR, data protection, information (including Big Data analytics and IoT), e-commerce (including online marketing), Cloud computing, sourcing, open source software and commercial IT and IP, especially as used in and applied to the financial services, health, education, government and e-commerce sectors.
Alec is described by Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide as ‘superb…. a genuine regional expert’; by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as ‘probably one of the best lawyers in his field’ and ‘a Cloud computing and data privacy expert’ and ’is brilliant on software licensing … has a wide knowledge of IT/IP issues both in Australia and globally’; and by Leading Lawyers as ‘a sought after IT lawyer in Australia, he’s a highly pragmatic professional who assisted us in getting a very commercial result’.
Since 2013 Alec has been selected as one of the Leading Information Technology lawyers in Australia (and the world) by Who’s Who Legal and described as a ‘distinguished practitioner… lauded by clients for his excellent advisory work in… privacy’. Since 2015 Alec has been recognised by his peers in BestLawyers as one of Australia’s best (a) outsourcing lawyers and (b) data privacy & security lawyers.
Alec has been appointed as the only Australian on the editorial boards of Data Guidance’s online ‘Global platform for data protection and privacy compliance’ and the global journals Data Protection Leader and Digital Health Legal published by Cecile Park Publishing. Alec is also the country expert/editor for Bloomberg BNA’s Australian chapter for its online global data privacy and security offering.
Senior Lecturer with the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
Frank is a senior lecturer with the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, as well as a cofounder of the Sydney Cyber Security Network. His teaching and research examine the relationship between technology and international security. He has a Ph.D. in political science and a B.S. in biological chemistry, both from the University of Chicago.
Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, McAfee
Ian has held a variety of Cyber Security leadership, advisory, strategy, sales, marketing, product management, and technical roles across Asia Pacific and Europe in some of the world’s leading companies including McAfee, Ernst & Young, and IBM.
He has built, led and managed teams with multi-million-dollar sales, operational and delivery targets, defined and executed go-to-market strategies based on market analysis and needs, set corporate and product strategy, brought new products to market, run major cyber transformation programs and engagements, delivered keynote presentations at industry events, been interviewed and quoted in the media, and contributed articles to a variety of publications.
Cloud Sales Engineer Manager, McAfee
Tim serves as the Manager of Systems Engineering in the APJ region, covering McAfee’s cloud business unit (formerly Skyhigh). Tim Joined Skyhigh Networks back in 2014 during the ‘early days’ of the CASB market and during a time when many organizations were still beginning their cloud journey. Prior to Skyhigh and with over 18+ years’ experience in information security, Tim has worked with many organizations, helping them address risk and compliance, while meeting their key business objectives – particularly during other major industry transformations, such as the shift from PC and client-server architectures to Inter-networking and virtualization, and now also the dramatic shift to cloud and mobility.
Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Analytics Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering at UNSW Sydney. She is a Certified Information Security Manager and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in cybersecurity.
She has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board.
Kate is co-founder of several startups, including IoTM, and currently advises a number of startups.
Lead Scientist and Senior Principal Engineer
Christiaan is part of McAfee’s Office of the CTO leading strategic threat intelligence research within Mcafee. He coordinates and leads passionately the research in advanced attacks, plays a key-role in cyberattack take-down operations and participates in the NoMoreRansom project.
In previous roles, Beek was Director of Threat Intelligence in McAfee Labs and Director of Incident Response and Forensics at Foundstone, McAfee’s forensic services arm. At Foundstone, he led a team of forensic specialists in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa during major breaches. Beek develops threat intelligence strategy, designs threat intelligence systems, performs malware and forensic analysis, pentesting and coaches security teams around the globe. He is a passionate cybercrime specialist who has developed training courses, workshops, and presentations.
He speaks regularly at conferences, including BlackHat, RSA, BlueHat and Botconf. Besides conferences, he is also frequently teaching at universities, Police Academies and public schools to recruit, mentor and train the next generation of cyber-security specialists. Beek contributed to the best-selling security book “Hacking Exposed.” and has two patents pending.