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Embedding Robust, Resilient and Proactive Infrastructure Security to Build Public Trust

Cyber Security Executive Meeting Series 2021

August 10th – 26th 2021
Sydney | Melbourne | Adelaide |
Perth | Brisbane | Canberra | Wellington

Event overview

Public Sector Network’s Cyber Security Executive Meeting Series, in partnership with PwC, is all about working toward progressing the Australian Government’s cyber agenda, in an effort to create more robust, resilient networks to maintain public trust.

The Series will bring together an exclusive group of key senior public sector leaders to network and connect in-person, in an intimate environment, with a focus on collaboration to help drive capabilities in embedding strong security practices, early identification and respond to threats/breaches, boosting cyber culture and awareness, among many other key issues facing CISOs in 2021.

Join this exclusive invitation-only event to discuss strategies, solutions, and best practices with government security leaders about creating, executing, and continuously evolving your cyber roadmap.

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Reasons to attend

Join this exclusive in-person event to network and benchmark with your peers to share best practice and ensure your cyber security is robust

Engage in our live and interactive Q&A to understand how to best develop cyber security culture and awareness

Understand how to maintain strong security practices to ensure early threat detection and a proactive response

Agenda at a glance

 9.00am – 9:30am

PSN Welcome and Opening Chair Remarks

Australian Capital Territory,
South Australia, Western Australia,
New Zealand

New South Wales,

 9.30am – 9:50am

Government Keynotes

The emerging role of the CISO: Understanding the latest threats, setting the strategy & improving awareness

Today’s cyber resilence: Risk-based approaches to maintain secure networks in 2021

 9.50am – 10:10am

Partner Sessions

Hear from leading industry solution providers as they explore expert outcomes on common challenges

Hear from leading industry solution providers as they explore expert outcomes on common challenges

 10.10am – 10:30am

Government Keynotes

Creating, executing, & continuously evolving your cyber/information security roadmap

Embedding the right technological security and controls  of privacy: Challenges, digital technology & cyber security

 10.30am – 10:50am – Morning Tea Break

 10.50am – 11:10am

Government Keynotes

Leveraging and expanding on existing cyer capabilities and embedding the right measures to reduce risk and resilience

Creating, executing, & continuously evolving your cyber/information security roadmap

 11:10am – 11:50am

Expert Panel Discussions

Developing culture & awareness to boost cyber security and resilience

Developing culture & awareness to boost cyber security and resilience

 11:50am – 12:00pm

Closing Chair Remarks and End of Conference

Speaker Line-up

Matthew Fedele-Sirotich

CISONSW Department of Communities & Justice

Samantha Gavel

NSW Privacy Commissioner
Information and Privacy Commission NSW

Sandie Matthews

NSW Department of Education

Peter Croll

CISO, NSW Health/Director, Information Security ServiceseHealth NSW

Asaf Ahmad

CISOFire and Rescue NSW

Peter Pierre

Chief Risk and Audit Officer
Department of Health

Rachel Dixon

, Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner

Umit Tacay

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Mary Kelaher

Bureau of Meteorology

Shane Moffitt

Assistant CISO - Victorian State Government
Department of Premier and Cabinet

Darren Kane

Chief Security Officer

Adam Hergert

Department of Transport

Kim Valois

University of Adelaide

Jason Thomas

Director, ICT

David Gully

Deputy Electoral Commissioner
Electoral Commission SA

Mike Barber

Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre

Miranda Shaw

Director, Strategic Cyber Program
Australian Taxation Office

David Menzies

Courts Administration Authority

David Goodman

Director Cyber Security & Hi-Tech
Department for Innovation and Skills

Peter Bouhlas

Office of the Digital Government WA

Chad Madaffari

Manager, Cyber Security
Water Corporation

Steve Mitchinson

Executive Director, Driver and Vehicle Services,Department of Transport

Elise Vervetjes

General Manager, Information & Technology
Water Corporation

Michael Doyle

Risk and Quality LeadPublic Transport Authority

Tom Daniewski

CISOFederal Court of Australia

Steve Woodhouse

Department of Education

Phil Green

Privacy Commissioner
Office of the Information Commissioner QLD

Sadeed Tirmizey

Queensland Health

Rob Champion

Queensland Government

Gary Whitelaw

Executive Director, Digital Technologies
Electoral Commission Queensland

Sarah Baster

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Jonathan Dean

Department of Defence

Cliff Van Lohuizen


Karl Hanmore

First Assistant Director General, Cyber Security Services
Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)

Tracey Mackay

Director Cyber Strategy and Governance
Department of Home Affairs

Elizabeth Hampton

Deputy Commissioner
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Damian Walker


Jan Thornborough

Manager Cyber Resilience UnitNational Cyber Security Centre, GCSB

Neville Bannister

Senior Manager, IT AssuranceMinistry of Education

Chris Buxton

Chief Digital Officer
Stats NZ

Jonathan Wilkins

Ministry for Primary Industries

Regine Deleu

GM Digital ArchitectureAuckland Transport

Tandi McCarthy

Security Operations Manager
NZ Transport Agency

Register to Attend

Complimentary to attend


Registration to this event is exclusive to invited guests only.

Any registrations made without an invitation will be cancelled and sent a notification.

PWC Offices

Sydney, Tuesday, 10 August One International Towers, Watermans Quay, Barangaroo NSW 2000
Melbourne, Wed 11 August 2 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006 Australia
Wellington, Thursday, 26 August PwC Centre 10 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Adelaide, Thursday, 12 August Level 11, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000 Australia
Brisbane, Tuesday, 24 August 480 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia
Perth, Thursday, 13 August Brookfield Place, Level 15, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 Australia
Canberra, Wednesday, 25 August 28 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603 Australia

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