IN DEFENCE OF BUSINESS: Managing External Threats

IN DEFENCE OF BUSINESS: Managing External Threats
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned organisations must enforce stricter processes on their disparate workforces after workplace changes ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic left hackers with bigger targets to hit. Our panel of experts will discuss what you need to be aware of and what your business can do to manage the increased threat – this is too important to miss.
Business Luncheon
Major Industry Briefing Series

IN DEFENCE OF BUSINESS: Managing External Threats

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About the Event

Crippling external attacks on government, universities, critical infrastructure, institutions, and logistics businesses, to name just a few are increasingly common. The recent cyber-attack on Nine Entertainment that stopped Nine’s live broadcasts and severely interrupted production of their print media just underlines the importance of managing this risk. No longer is cybersecurity and managing this risk just an IT issue – it is a whole of business issue. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned organisations must enforce stricter processes on their disparate workforces after workplace changes ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic left hackers with bigger targets to hit. Our panel of experts will discuss what you need to be aware of and what your business can do to manage the increased threat – this is too important to miss.

Lynwen Connick
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), ANZ

Rob Dooley
AN/Z Director VMware Security, VMware

Dr Campbell Wilson
Assoc Dean International, Faculty of IT, Monash University

Moderated by Faith Page
Partner, Information and Technology Risk Advisory, BDO

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Event Details

Date Thursday 27 May 2021
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
Location Melbourne CBD


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Individual (1) $169  $219
Table (10) $1,690  $2,190

Speaker Biographies

Lynwen Connick, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), ANZ

As the Global Chief Information Security Officer at ANZ, Lynwen drives the enterprise information security strategy to ensure it evolves with the changing cyber security threat and technology landscape and enables the bank’s digital transformation. Lynwen is also responsible for Cyber Security Operations– (both detection and protection capabilities), information protection services, security advisory services, security architecture, security policy and standards and ANZ’s security education program. These services include a sophisticated 24/7 security operations centre and threat intelligence capability plus integrated delivery of new security capability using agile development methods to keep pace with increasing cyber threats. In addition, Lynwen helps to coordinate the many parts of the organisation that provide additional services which also contribute significantly to ANZ’s security, ensuring the protection of customers, infrastructure and data. This model of shared ownership and governance ensures the protection of around 10 million individual and business customers and operations across 33 markets. Prior to joining ANZ in March 2017, Lynwen worked at the federal department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2013, where she led the review of Australia’s cyber security and the development of the new National Cyber Security Strategy, launched by the Prime Minister in April 2016. Before joining the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Lynwen worked at the Department of Defence, serving most recently as the First Assistant Secretary, ICT Reform and the department’s Chief Information Security Officer (September 2012 – November 2013). Lynwen worked for 27 years at the Australian Signals Directorate. Her most recent appointment there was as a Deputy Director of the agency and First Assistant Secretary responsible for Capability (2007 – 2012) and she was the CIO for the three Defence Intelligence agencies. She also ran the Australian Signal Directorate’s Cyber Security mission for a number of years responsible for setting security standards, advising government departments and other organisations on cyber security and testing their capability. Lynwen is Chair of the University of Melbourne Academic Centre for Cyber Security Excellence Advisory Board and a member of the Google CISO Advisory Board. Lynwen has a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science Major) from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rob Dooley, AN/Z Director VMware Security, 


Rob is the Regional Director, VMware’s Security Business Unit. In this role, Rob leads the ANZ VMware security team on their journey to transform the cyber security industry towards an ‘intrinsic” built- in approach. Rob has more than 25 years’ IT industry experience, having held leadership roles in leading global consultancies, outsourcers and systems integrators. He has successfully led teams to deliver cyber security transformation projects for large enterprises and government organisations across APAC. Rob has a Bachelor of Economics and post graduate certificates in Management and Cyber Risk Management. Rob is member of the Australian Security Information Association (AISA) and active industry participant, regularly championing change with government and regulatory bodies. 

Dr Campbell Wilson, Assoc Dean International, Faculty of IT, 
Monash University


Dr Campbell Wilson is co-director of the AiLECS (AI for Law Enforcement and Community Safety) research laboratory, a joint initiative of Monash University and the Australian Federal Police. His expertise encompasses machine learning, information retrieval and digital forensics. His current research focuses on the application of AI in addressing serious societal issues such as online child exploitation. He also explores the ethical implications of AI technologies in law enforcement applications, their explainability in policing and judicial contexts and sensitive data management platforms.

Faith Page, Partner, Information and Technology Risk Advisory, 


Faith is a risk management professional with a deep specialisation in technology, information and cyber risk particularly in the banking sector. She works with organisations in both the private and public sectors to effectively govern their information and technology investment, manage the associated operational and technology risk profile, and optimise outcomes. Faith is a passionate people leader and takes pride in working collaboratively within a team to solve problems and improve business performance. Faith has recently joined BDO to lead the Information and Technology Risk and Assurance practice in Melbourne. Most recently, Faith had a senior role in local government for 3 years where she had responsibility for driving improvement across a broad spectrum of core business and service areas. Prior to this, she had around 30 years in advisory services working with organisations in a range of industry sectors, including as a partner at a “Big 4” professional Services firm for over 16 years during which time she led the firm’s technology relationship with a major Australian Bank. In this role she was responsible for leading a team providing ongoing, as well as point in time, information and cyber risk engagements, including periodic assessments and health checks over the bank’s business and technology transformation projects including the development and implementation of a new credit risk engine as well as the phased implementation of its core banking system replacement.

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27/05/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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