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Cyber Security:Is Your Business Ready?

  • 07 Aug 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Butters Theatre, 11 National Circuit BARTON


The Kokoda Foundation and Engineers Australia Canberra Division Presents as part of Australian Engineering Week 2014

Cyber Security: Is Your Business Ready?

***This event is full***


Cyber security is something that affects all Australians.  It stretches from the hip pocket of every adult Australian to the challenges of espionage and national security.  It is about crime, and threats to your commercial success.  The panel will explore concepts of cyber resilience and business continuity, highlighting what damage from a cyber attack could entail.  The threats can be unsophisticated e-mail scams to sophisticated targeted programs that can open up commercial and personal information to criminals.  So we all know there is a threat but the challenge is meeting the threats in a systematic effective manner.  Engineering and particularly the information technology arms of engineering are an integral part to combating cyber threats.  There are extraordinary innovations in hardware and software engineering occurring daily, but it is not just about technical solutions because  cyber security is also a social and legal challenge.

The panel will explore the dimensions of cyber security, with a particular emphasis on the role of business meeting cyber security challenges. Engineers Australia Canberra Division is looking to advancing cyber security in the ACT with other stakeholders and considers this seminar an important part of the engagement program.


The MC Andy McClarty President Canberra Division Engineers Australia

  • Nigel Phair – Director Centre for Internet Safety – University of Canberra
  • Nigel Phair is an influential analyst on the intersection of technology, crime and society. He has published two acclaimed books on the international impact of cybercrime, is a regular media commentator and provides executive advice on cybersecurity issues.  In a 21 year career with the Australian Federal Police he achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent and headed up investigations at the Australian High Tech Crime Centre for four years.
  • Dr Gary Waters - Director, Kokoda Foundation
  • Dr Gary Waters is an independent consultant in the areas of defence and national security, strategy formulation, capability development, acquisition, and sustainment. He served for over thirty years in the RAAF, taking early retirement as an Air Commodore, spent four years as a senior public servant in Defence, and then seven years as Head of Strategy for Jacobs Australia. He holds a PhD in political science and international relations, a Master of Arts in History, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has written over a dozen books on military strategy and history.
  • Dr Ed Lewis, UNSW.
  • The interdisciplinary Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS), located at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, was launched on 16 June 14.  This centre is  an Australia-first research and teaching centre bringing together the largest cohort of cyber security experts in the country. Dr Lewis from the centre will speak on the new centre.  Dr Lewis is a highly credentialed academic and consultant in the fields of enterprise architecture and governance of Information Technology.  He has worked extensively on the Tools and Techniques for Enhancing Human Problem-Solving, such as: the Resources Risk Required Remedy (R4) planning technique and the Analysis of networked links (AnnL) tool for the preparation of Business Cases and the design of complex, large-scale, interconnected, open, socio-technical systems
  • TBC – CSC Speaker. 
  • CSC is one of the world's only independent IT services providers, CSC with 79,000 professionals is a trusted partner to approximately 2,500 public- and private-sector organizations worldwide.  A Fortune 200 company and a Fortune top 2 Information Technology Services leader, with a full range of service offerings and a global presence that encompasses more than 70 countries for over 50 years.

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