Virtual Directors' Briefing - Become Cyber Resilient

Wed 16 Feb 2022
1.30pm to 2.35pm

(Arrival time: 1.30pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


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Single Members: A$50.00 Non-members: A$60.00

Patrick Fair GAICD

Partner, Patrick Fair Associates

Patrick Fair is the principal of Patrick Fair Associates, an Adjunct Professor at the School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University, the Chairman of the Communications Security Reference Panel at the Communications Alliance, A member of the IoT Alliance of Australia Security Workstream and General Advisor to and an author and General advisor in relation to LexisNexis Practical Guidance Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy.

Anna Leibel GAICD

Non-Executive Director, The Secure Board

Anna Leibel (GAICD) is a Director of The Secure Board, a Non-Executive Director and senior executive across the financial services, management consulting, telecommunications and technology industries. Her 28-year cross-industry career spans all aspects of IT - Digital, Data, Cyber, Cloud and legacy systems - management consulting and launching new IT services to global markets. She has extensive experience in balancing commercial interests with risk management and complex regulated sectors including Telstra, PwC, NAB, IBM and Seek.

Anna was previously the Chief Delivery and Information Officer with $100 Billion superannuation fund, UniSuper, with accountability for IT, portfolio delivery and customer operations.  During 2021, Anna co-authored and published her first book on cyber security risk management for Boards.  She also closed the chapter on her extensive corporate career to pursue a portfolio career as a Non-Executive Director, consultant and author.

Anna is a member of the Ambulance Victoria Board and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.  She is also a Board member with Alfred Health and SERV.

Anna is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed two executive management programs at MIT in the USA. She is a Chief Executive Women Scholar and in 2019 was named in Australia’s Top 50 CIOs.  She mentors elite sportswomen as a volunteer with Minerva Network.

Damien Manuel GAICD

Damien Manuel GAICD

Chair, Australian Information Security Association (AISA)

Damien Manuel is the Director of Deakin's Cyber Research & Solution Centre and is the Chair of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), a not-for profit organisation which aims to improve Cyber Security in Australia at a Government, Industry and Community level.

In his former role as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Symantec Australia and New Zealand, Damien worked with senior executives in the region to align security architectures to industry best practices. Damien also worked as a senior information security governance manager and later as an enterprise IT and security risk manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), where he was responsible for managing the bank’s information security standard globally. Damien is currently on CompTIA’s Executive Advisory Committee, the board of the Oceania cyber security centre and the Audit and Risk Management Committee for the Victorian Ombudsman.

Underpinning his experience is a diverse educational grounding ranging from the highest security, audit and governance certifications complemented by an Executive MBA with an international business focus. Damien also has a background in genetic engineering, biology, chemistry and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Janet Matton AM GAICD

Non-Executive Director, Epsworth Healthcare

Kendra Morony

First Assistant Secretary, Strategy Division, Department of Home Affairs

Kendra Morony is currently First Assistant Secretary Strategy Division, Home Affairs, leading the organisation’s strategy and capability development. Prior to this role Kendra was Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Home Affairs and also Assistant Secretary, Cyber Security Policy. Her key focus in this role was the development of the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.

Prior to this Kendra worked as an Adviser to the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne for two years. Her portfolio responsibilities in the office included: Cyber and space policy and capability, Air Force capability, foreign investment and critical infrastructure, ICT capability and Defence’s key reform program - the First Principles Review.

Before her time in the Minister’s office, Kendra worked in a variety of policy and intelligence roles within the Department of Defence spanning 12 years. This included managing teams in Strategic Policy Division and International Policy Division, focusing on the Middle East, Australia and US joint facilities and broader intelligence policy. Kendra was deployed as a Senior Policy Adviser to JTF633 in the Middle East, directly supporting the Commander, and also worked as the Senior Policy Adviser to Chief of Joint Operations at Headquarters Joint Operations Command.

Kendra started her career in Defence as an imagery and geospatial analyst at the Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO), working on counter-terrorism and Asia-Pacific matters. During this time Kendra also represented AGO as the Operations Liaison Officer within the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in Washington DC for over two years.

Putting effective measures in place to protect businesses from the rise of cyber attacks is one of the greatest challenges facing boards today. 

Every day the media reports of cyber incidents involving ransomware, spear phishing or denial of service. These incidents can have significant implications for the performance, reputation, and value of organisations across every sector and the latest Cyber Security Centre Threat Report observes these attacks are increasing in frequency, scale and sophistication. 

This Directors’ Lunch will explore

  • Unpacking the changes to the cyber security legislation and what boards need to know
  • How Cultural Resilience leads to a good cyber culture
  • What questions boards need to ask to fully understand the organisation’s risk to an attack
  • What metrics to use to measure the success of a sound program

This hybrid event will be held live in Melbourne and available virtually. If you wish to register for the in person component, please click here.

Registrations are essential as places are limited.

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