Cybersecurity for Directors

Thu 1 Jun 2017
6.00pm to 7.30pm MAP Arrival time: 5.30pm
AICD Business Centre and Member Lounge
Level 26, 367 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC
single AUD $100.00 (members) AUD $120.00 (non-members)
5 DPD Points

Stuart Mort

Director of Cyber Security, Optus

Stuart joined Optus Business in March 2016 to work across all Strategic Accounts as a trusted advisor and thought leader on Cyber Security; helping to identify gaps within security strategies in order to effectively address the risks within complex enterprise environments. Stuart brings over 20 years of Security experience to our Strategic Account customers.

Prior to joining Optus, Stuart was Oracle’s Vice President of Information Security for 12 years, heading teams across all regions in a Global CISO role. This Information Security team is a fully independent Line of Business (not a sub-set of an IT or other technology team) and reported to President level and then through to the Chair of the Board enabling full cross-corporate oversight.

Stuart developed Oracle’s Information Security strategies, focusing on a risk-based approach to enable an effective security spend, with Governance directly from the CEO. He also built and led the Global Mergers & Acquisition security team and the Global Investigations & Forensics group. These were, respectively, involved in the due-diligence process of selecting and then integrating both small and large acquisitions, and the cross-corporate investigation of compliance and cyber issues, including all eDiscovery obligations. This experience ensured Stuart has a unique understanding of leading information security across multiple cultures and a highly complex technology infrastructure containing sensitive intellectual property, personal information and cloud infrastructure hosting customer owned data across a variety of industries, including finance, health and retail.

Stuart started his career within the British Government, being specifically selected and then passing through the requirements to join and then lead a Special Duties operational group that deployed worldwide to aid Defence Policy requirements. Moving into the private sector, he built and managed an Information Security & Investigations consultancy within an established global security company servicing all industry sectors.

Stuart is a full member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and holds a Master of Laws, and has operated as a Registered Expert Witness in a variety of cases provisioning evidence in a Court of Law.

Nigel Phair GAICD

Director, Centre for Internet Safety

Widely respected as an authority in the intersection of society, technology and crime, Nigel Phair is a specialist in cyber security and leading internet analyst, media commentator and author.

In a 21 year career with the Australian Federal Police he achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent. Nigel led investigations within the Australian High Tech Crime Centre for over four years where he represented the Centre in numerous intergovernmental and external forums. He has extensive experience working with a variety of industry groups, including banking, finance and the telecommunications sector.

Nigel is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Canberra, Chair of the Canberra Youth Theatre Company, Managing Editor of DirectorTech and an ACT Divisional Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In addition to an undergraduate degree, he holds a Master of Public Policy and a Master of Laws, he has published two critically acclaimed books detailing the international impact of cyber-crime and has a forthcoming title focused on technology for company directors.

Preparing for the inevitable

The Australian Government estimates that cybercrime costs Australians anywhere between $1 billion and $17 billion each year. Cybersecurity incidents are on the rise and boards and senior executives across all sectors need to be prepared for when–not if–they occur.

The role of the board during a cybersecurity incident is now in the spotlight. Following the passing of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 earlier this year, organisations are now required to have appropriate response plans in place and to notify affected individuals and the OAIC of data breaches that are likely to result in serious harm.

To help you prepare for these challenges and added responsibilities, we invite you to join our speakers as they shares insights on this emerging threat and on ways you and your leadership team can prepare for the inevitable.

Learn about:

  • Board-level cyber literacy and how to align your cybersecurity strategy with your organisation’s overarching business strategy
  • New, mandatory disclosure rules
  • How to ensure your organisation’s cybersecurity strategy promotes innovation
  • Questions boards should ask of their CISO when evaluating cyber resilience

Please note: Arrival time for networking drinks is at 5.30pm.



Contact Details

Claire Hepenstall
Members & Directors Executive (Events)
+61 3 9245 4200