NSW Cyber Security Hypothetical – Diving into the Breach

Cyber Security Hypothetical – Diving into the Breach
Cyber Security Hypothetical - Diving into the Breach
Business Luncheon

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About the Event

Cyber Security Hypothetical - Diving into the Breach

Every business leader fears the day they are hacked, so when your business grinds to a halt under a crippling cyberattack, you could be out of action for weeks!
Your Board, your Shareholders and Government expects you to be ready – but are you?
Who would manage your technical and data issues?
How would you communicate with your clients and the public?
How would your staff co-ordinate with government officials and avoid regulatory penalties?
You need a comprehensive action plan to prepare for the worst before it occurs, and in this real time cyberwar scenario, AmCham will test a panel of experts on best-case systems and protocols to help you strengthen your corporate muscles to be better prepared for an inevitable cyber breach.


Partnership opportunities available - please contact Doug Grant to enquire [email protected]

Event Details

Date 9 May 2024
Time 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM 

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market Street


  Member   Non-Member
Individual (1) $199  $249
Table (10) $1,990  $2,490

Speaker Biographies


Moderator: Katherine Robins

Lead Client Partner, Security - IBM Consulting


Katherine Robins, Growth Platform and Market Leader, Cyber Security Services A/NZ, IBM leads the Cyber Security Services in Australia and New Zealand. Katherine has a 25+ cyber security career driving architecture, design, delivery, and innovation in cyber security services.

Katherine designed, implemented, and ran large scale cyber security transformation programs across several different sectors including energy and natural resources, government, financial services, retail, and telecommunications. 

Katherine’s deep technical background coupled with her business acumen enables her to provide the best cyber security solutions for her client’s business needs.

An enthusiastic supporter of diversity and inclusion, Katherine volunteers her time and mentors’ women in STEM.



Panellist: Mark Anderson

National Security Officer (NSO / CSO) - Microsoft Australia & New Zealand

Mark has over 29 years’ experience in the IT industry with 19 of those at Microsoft in various roles across the globe. As the National Security Officer for Microsoft Australia & New Zealand, Mark is responsible for working with governments, industry regulators, customers and partners, to ensure that the Microsoft platforms are not only understood by policymakers but also adhere to their security, compliance and risk management requirements. Mark’s remit also includes being accountable for the PROTECTED level assessments of Microsoft cloud platforms, and facilitating threat intelligence sharing relationships with government agencies.

Mark holds a Master of Cyber Security degree with high distinction from Edith Cowan University and is a Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University. 



Panellist: John Hines

Head of Cyber Security, Asia-Pacific - Verizon Enterprise Solutions

John Hines is the Head of Cyber-Security at Verizon where he leads a team of highly specialised security experts in delivering cutting edge security solutions to Verizon’s enterprise and Government customers across the Asia-Pacific region.

A Verizon veteran, he was formerly Managing Director where he was responsible for delivering global communications, IT and security solutions to Verizon’s enterprise customers in South East Asia, India and North Asia. He has also served as General Manager for Verizon’s Federal Government business in Australia.

John brings more than 23 years of experience in IT solutions and security expertise. He has also held various leadership roles with PwC, Trustwave, and Cybertrust.



Panellist: Katherine Mansted

Executive Director Cyber Intelligence - CyberCX

Katherine Mansted is the Executive Director of Cyber Intelligence CyberCX. She’s also a Senior Fellow at the Australian National University’s National Security College where she lectures in cyber security, intelligence and foreign interference. Katherine is a national security commentator and thought leader, often featured across national radio, TV and print media, and she has testified before several parliamentary committees. A former fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Katherine previously practiced as a commercial solicitor with King & Wood Mallesons, served as a judge’s associate in the High Court of Australia, and worked as a ministerial adviser in the Australian Government. 



Panellist: Natasha Passley

Partner Security, Financial Services Lead - KPMG Australia

Natasha brings over 15 years‘ experience leading large-scale technology, risk and cyber transformation in the financial services sector globally. She specialises in developing business-aligned security strategies that focus on cyber resilience, risk reduction and regulatory compliance. Natasha leverages her skills as a certified Program Leader to assess the people and change impact of security solutions and services, assessing current state cyber maturity using established frameworks. She has deep expertise in prioritising solutions to reduce risk, defining an approach that meets the long-term business, security, risk and compliance goals of the client. Prior to joining KPMG, Natasha held multiple leading roles for global financial services companies and industry regulators. 


Panellist: Joe Smith

Acting Deputy National Cyber Security Coordinator - Department of Home Affairs

Joe Smith is the Assistant Secretary of the Cyber Security Response Coordination Unit (CSRCU), within the National Office of Cyber Security.

The CSRCU supports the National Cyber Security Coordinator to coordinate the response to nationally significant cyber security incidents.  The CSRCU works collaboratively with Commonwealth agencies leading technical incident responses, law enforcement operations, emergency management activities, government service delivery, and regulatory activities. It also works with state and territory departments and agencies responding to incidents impacting their jurisdictions.  The CSRCU develops plans and conducts exercises to enable the Australian Government to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the consequences of cyber incidents.

Prior to establishing the CSRCU in December 2022, Joe worked in the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre (CISC). At the CISC, Joe managed cyber security functions focused on implementing the cyber security regulatory frameworks established in amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018. These frameworks included mandatory cyber security incident reporting and enhanced cyber security obligations for critical infrastructure assets declared as Systems of National Significance. Joe also managed crisis response functions focused on responding to significant cyber security incidents impacting critical infrastructure (including the administration of the Government Assistance Measures regime). 

Prior to working in the CISC, Joe led a cyber-security policy function focused on strategic policy responses to malicious cyber activity impacting Australia and strategic engagement with international partners. Joe joined the Department of Home Affairs in 2020 and led a branch covering a range of online harms policy issues, including cybercrime, child exploitation, and online terrorism and violent extremism.

Joe has extensive experience in national security, cyber security and cyber-crime, having previously held several strategic and operational roles in law enforcement agencies in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Joe joined the Australian Public Service in 2008 as a Graduate in the Department of Defence.


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9/05/2024 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Swissotel Sydney 68 Market Street SYDNEY, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA


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