Cybercrime - what are the new threats?

Cybercrime - what are the new threats?

Mar 31
Join CEDA members and guests for an interactive livestream discussion on the new cyber threats and hear a case study of the cost to business and reputation of a cyber-attack on a global business.   

Event overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a spate of cybercrime activity across community and corporate Australia. Malicious campaigns including email spam, malware and ransomware are adding to the growing threat to organisations, infrastructure and the national economy.

 Cybercrime wipes $1billion from the national economy yearly reports The Australian Crime Intelligence Commission. How can organisations remain vigilant and protect themselves in these unprecedented times?

 Austal Chief Executive Officer, David Singleton will share for the first time a detailed account of the cyber-attack on his global business and the cost to business and reputation.

 CEDA’s interactive livestream event will provide an informative overview of the attack coupled with a panel of industry experts providing policy, infrastructure and technological insights.

 Most agree it’s not if but when attacks will happen. This discussion will highlight the importance of a proactive approach to taking responsibility for cybersecurity risks. Cybersecurity should be at the forefront of every process as we continue the migration to an interconnected society responding to the challenges that come with natural disasters, pandemics, rise of automation, big data and the internet of things (IoT).

Meet the keynote speaker

David Singleton
Chief Executive Officer, Austal

David Singleton (B.Sc) was appointed Austal’s Chief Executive Officer in April 2016, following four years as a Non-Executive Director of the company. He has held numerous senior roles with BAE Systems, one of the world’s largest defence companies, including Group Head of Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions in London from 1997 to 1998 and again in 2003. In the intervening years, David was the Chief Executive Officer of Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS), a joint venture between BAE Systems and Finmeccanica, that had turnover of circa Euro1.4 billion and employed 7,500 people across the UK, Italy, the USA and Germany. AMS was a European leader of naval warfare and air defence systems. Most recently, David was the CEO and Managing Director of Perth-based mining company Poseidon Nickel Limited. Prior to this role, he served as CEO and Managing Director of Clough Limited between 2003 and 2007.

Meet the panel

Jeff Campbell
Cyber & Information Security Officer, Horizon Power

Jeff Campbell has more than 20 years’ experience in information security having worked in both private and government organisations in education, finance and utilities sectors. Having focused on developing and implementing information security programs and controls, Jeff is tasked with enabling Horizon Power to capitalise on energy solution opportunities while maintaining the core security basics of confidentiality, integrity and availability. As Horizon Power moves into the microgrids space, Jeff’s focus will be to ensure that the security architecture that supports these services provides safer and more reliable automation infrastructures.

Anthony Fisk
Executive Director, CGM Communications

Anthony is a director at CGM Communications, a Perth-based strategic communications firm specialising in the delivery of integrated campaigns to community, government and media stakeholders. Prior to CGM, Anthony specialised in crisis communications at some of Australia’s largest companies. His experience includes head of communications at iiNet, where he worked in the area of cyber threats and cyber safety. At Carnival Australia he dealt with ongoing issues within the cruise industry including the Brimble inquest into a tragic death at sea. Anthony is now focussed on working with WA organisations to plan and prepare for the growing threat of cybercrime.

Rochelle Fleming
Chief Marketing and Business Officer, Sapien Cyber

Rochelle has recently been appointed Chief Marketing and Business Officer at Sapien Cyber, an Australian company specialising in supporting organisations operating critical infrastructure both here and globally to continue secure operations in an increasingly hostile cyber threat landscape. Her background stretches across academic, government and private sectors. Her extensive experience includes the coordination and management of multi-million dollar research projects and grant programs, project management, research development, business development and business management within the cybersecurity field.

Dr Ian Martinus
Director, WA AustCyber Innovation Hub

Dr Ian Martinus is a trade and investment specialist with experience in technology-related ventures across government and industry. With a strong background in entrepreneurship and innovation, he has founded start-ups in digital visualisation, e-commerce and online music. Cross-border economic empowerment projects for USAID, the World Bank and AusAID which includes countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Africa. Ian has delivered successful projects in the urban and land development sectors and co-created the Railsmart project in WA which received a national Smart Cities award in 2019. His current role is Director of the WA AustCyber Innovation Hub which is part of the Federal Government's Industry Growth Centre Initiative, supported by the WA Government New Industries Fund.

Meet the facilitator

Professor Andrew Woodward
Executive Dean, School of Science, Edith Cowan University

Andrew Woodward is Executive Dean of School of Science at Edith Cowan University. He has been involved in cyber security since 1999, and has undertaken research and teaching in wireless networks, digital forensics, network security and cyber security risk management.

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