Cyber security

Cyber security

Jul 19
Digital capability is critical to Australia's national security and economic development. With increased capacity and connectivity comes increased risk to our defence capabilities, governance and business.


Craig Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network
Major General Marcus Thompson AM, Deputy Chief Information Warfare, Australian Defence Force
Alexandra Wedutenko, Partner, Clayton Utz

Event overview

Across sectors locally and internationally the threat of cyber intrusions into increasingly interconnected systems are of growing concern to policy makers, government and the private sector. In defence alone, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare approaches have been transformed.

Australia is well placed to devise local protections and to maximise participation in the valuable global cyber security market. Leaders in cyber security are working now to ensure:

  • A defence strategy reflects cyber security threats and the changing nature of warfare;
  • Adaptive and responsive cyber security and industry development initiatives;
  • A pipeline of education and skills for digital and cyber security future

Join business leaders from across sectors to hear expert speakers on rapidly evolving cyber security threats, strategies in place to protect Australian governments, our military and our businesses, and the growing global demand for cyber security expertise.

Meet the speakers

Craig Davies
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network

Until last year Craig was Head of Security for Atlassian. He now leads the Commonwealth’s CSGN to develop a globally competitive Australian cyber security sector having previously worked as Chief Security Officer at Cochlear Ltd and in the banking and finance sectors. 

Major General Marcus Thompson AM
Deputy Chief Information Warfare, Australian Defence Force

Major General Thompson has a PhD in cyber security and responsibility for our national intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and for electronic warfare. His command assess and counter cyber threats to the Australian Defence Force at home and abroad.

Meet the moderator

Alexandra Wedutenko
Partner, Clayton Utz

Alexandra is the Chair of Clayton Utz Cyber Security Board. She specialises in complex services agreements in regulated environments and ICT, and advises on data protection, security, risk identification and risk management.  

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