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Cyber Security Lunch
Business Lunch

28th February 2019
TBA upon registration
Individual - Non Member : $175
Individual - AICC Member : $155
Table of Ten - Non Member : $1600
Table of Ten - Members : $1400
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The AICC, in partnership with Optus & Content Security, is delighted to invite you to the

AICC 2019 Cyber Security Lunch

Thursday 28th February 2019


Cyber Security is now one of the biggest threats to business continuity.

2018 has seen a shift in the risk of cyber security moving from a technical conversation to a board & governance issue.

Cyber risk is also a global issue, where best of breed technology; coupled with risk mitigating frameworks, processes and training; can reduce your exposure to whole of business risk.

But are you really ready?

Join our expert panel to hear the latest around technology, detection, prevention, and risk reduction strategies.

Keynote Speaker and Moderator

Narelle Wakely, Director Cyber Security Advisory, Optus Business

1777721004_Narelle_(2).jpgNarelle is the Managing Principal Consultant of the Optus Business Cyber Security Advisory team. As a security advisor she works closely with clients to define effective strategies to mitigate cyber risks, support business growth and ensure continuity of business functions in the event of an incident. Narelle has more than 18 years’ experience in information security including the development of security services, forming and managing awarded CERT teams here in Australia and recently working internationally as a cyber security consultant.


The Guest Speakers 

Ian McAdam, Managing Director, Pacific Region, Symantec

Ian Mac AdamIan McAdam is the Managing Director of Symantec in the Pacific region encompassing Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Based in Sydney, Ian is responsible for leading and driving growth across Symantec’s enterprise security business. He is also charged with growing the company’s presence and market position across the region.

An industry veteran, Ian has held several senior management roles with various organisations. He joined Symantec after spending four years at Oracle where he was the Vice President of Applications for Australia and New Zealand. In this 
role he was responsible for the sales of all on- premise and cloud application solutions. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of Government, Education and Health.

Before joining Oracle, he worked in management roles at eServGlobal, Mondelio Worldwide, Mincom Limited and Peoplesoft. As a qualified accountant, Ian has worked for organisations such as KPMG, Qantas Airways Limited, and Mallesons Stephens Jaques.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bond University. Outside of work, Ian has also had an illustrious sporting career having represented Australia in swimming at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.


Louis Abdilla, CEO-CoFounder, Content Security

2089317059_Louis_abdilla1.jpgTogether with business partner Phil Wurth, Louis formed Content Security in 2000. The entrepreneurial duo has taken the firm from a small home-based business, to a thriving industry-leading company which has provided Information security solutions and professional services to over 800 organisations across Australia. Content Security is among the oldest, most well-established Information security specialist consultancies in Australia, with offices across Australia and looking to expand into the APAC market in 2018. 
Louis has been the strategic director of the company, helping it to stay ahead of the ever-evolving online and network threats faced by its clients. Initially, just focused on providing clients with the best virus protection in the early 2000’s to expanding its offering to the provision of a range of technical services such as Penetration testing (Ethical hacking), GRC (Government Risk and Compliance), Managed Security Services, and Incident response. 

Lani Refiti, Partner, Cyber Risk Advisory Deloitte Australia 

Lani RefitiLani Refiti is a leading authority on emerging technology and cybersecurity having spent 20 years in senior roles for leading organisations such as Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and is currently a Partner, Cyber Risk Advisory at Deloitte Australia. In 2016 Lani co-founded IoTSec Australia Inc and serves as it’s Chief Executive Officer to focus on the cybersecurity implications when developing solutions for smart cities, driverless / autonomous cars, smart health and AI. As a sought after executive, Lani also serves on the advisory boards of Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce QLD (AICC), Australian Cyber Security Networks (ACSN) and Signature Films.

Lani also has a regular spot on Channel 9 Queensland along with ABC Radio and speaks on emerging themes such as Smart Cities, Connected Transport, AI, cybersecurity and their impacts on society. 

Tony Barnes, MBA, MInfoSysSec, CISSP, Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Research

1954616891_Tony_Barnes1.jpg_(2).pngTony is CEO of cyber security specialist Cyber Research Group which works to improve cyber resilience for organisations across Australia and New Zealand. He has more than 28 years experience in executive management and leadership in global organisations and technology companies. He has served as CEO of a London Stock Exchange listed technology company which he led to recognition in the Deloitte Fast 50 index as the 6th fastest growing company in UK and 17th Fastest in Europe in 2010. He has served as COO of an $1.5 Billion ASX-listed company and MD/CEO of several other technology companies. Tony consults and advises extensively on cyber risk management. He is also currently an independent non-executive director of a large electricity distribution business and a fibre optic telecommunications business. Tony holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA, Dist.) and a Masters in Information Systems Security (MIS Security, Dist.) and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). 



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