Big Data and Cybersecurity: Are We Ready?

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Is Australia equipped to battle the cybersecurity issues of the 21st century?

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Date:
Wednesday 26 October 2016 06:00 pm until Wednesday 26 October 2016 08:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Future Student Centre
1300 135 045
Presented by:
La Trobe University
Type of Event:
Public
Cost:
Free

The Australian Crime Commission estimates the annual cost of cybercrime in Australia to be more than $1 billion. At the same time there's a severe global skills shortage in cybersecurity workers, with 1 million job vacancies expected to be advertised this year.

The exponential growth in cybercrime, and the number of jobs available in this area, has seen cybersecurity emerge as a key field requiring skilled specialists. Companies are now recognising the importance of cybersecurity and protecting their data. This panel event will explore the complex nature of data-rich industries and discuss the importance of data-driven decisions in the new age of cybersecurity.

Our panel consists of leading industry experts, La Trobe academics and representatives from our industry partners. The event will conclude with an audience question and answer session followed by drinks, canapés and the opportunity to network.

Panel

  • Master of Ceremonies: Stilgherrian - freelance journalist, commentator and broadcaster
  • Sandie Bradley - Executive Director Cyber Security, Australian Signals Directorate, Australian Government’s intelligence agency within the Department of Defence
  • Brian Williams – Technical Product Manager of Security, Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, Optus
  • Kristin Lyons - Chief Information Security Officer, Australia Post
  • Professor Wenny Rahayu – Head of the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, La Trobe University

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RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne

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