Cybersecurity is a serious issue for all organisations, and not only for their IT departments. Executives and managers in industry and government need to understand what the risks are and how they can be mitigated. This information session will provide the latest expert advice from industry professionals and researchers about protecting your critical information from hackers. Please join us for this free event, followed by light refreshments.
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Key Cyber Risks for Industry and Government: Latest Research on Information Security Attacks and Threats
Gavin Coulthard, Engineering Manager, Palo Alto Networks (Australia/New Zealand)
The impact of data breaches is ever increasing, and more of our private data than ever is being stolen. Defending your organisation’s private information can often times seem like a monumental and almost impossible task. Learn more about the latest research on attack and threat trends equipping security professionals to be proactive and turn the tables on their adversaries by making it increasingly difficult and costly to launch an effective attack.
Cyber Security Best Practice: Threat Assessment, Protection and Response
Helen Clarke, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
What are the legal obligations relating to cyber security and handling breaches? Helen will provide guidance for complying with regulatory requirements and discuss best practice in responding to a breach. Helen specialises in technology, communications and IP, with particular expertise in privacy and data security in the IT and telecoms procurement and outsourcing space.
Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure: Current Issues and Future Directions
Dr Ernest Foo, QUT School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Industrial control systems have been moving from isolated communications networks to IT networks connected to corporate networks, making it probable that these devices are being exposed to the Internet. Many industrial control systems have been designed with poor or little security features, making them vulnerable to potential attack. This talk will discuss recent incidents of successful cyber attacks against critical infrastructure that are changing the landscape of modern conflict and discuss how research at QUT is moving forward to mitigating and defending against these cyber attacks.