AusCERT has an unparalleled track-record of hosting the best information security speakers in the world.

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Keynote Speakers

Adam Spencer
MC

A lifelong numbers nerd Adam flitted with a law degree and a PhD in pure Maths before winning, of all things, a stand up comedy competition run by Triple J radio entitled “raw comedy”. This national search for as yet undiscovered talent continues today but as Adam explains “I entered in its very first year […]

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Julie Inman Grant
eSafety Commissioner

Julie Inman Grant is Australia’s eSafety Commissioner. In this role, Julie leads the world’s first government agency committed to keeping its citizens safer online. Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter and Adobe. […]

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Kana Shinoda
CODE BLUE

Kana Shinoda is a well known persona in the security field, she is the founder of Code Blue, and has also been working for APWG as an Asian Region Liaison and a conference manager for years. She used to run Black Hat Japan. Kana founded Code Blue with the purpose of introducing excellent-but-unknown researchers to […]

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Lukasz Gogolkiewicz
SEEK

Lukasz Gogolkiewicz Head of Corporate Security at SEEK Lukasz is a high proficient security professional, previously responsible for the technical direction and leadership for one of the worlds largest technical security consultancies. Now, he heads up Corporate Security at SEEK. In this role he is responsible for ensuring the protection of sensitive information across a […]

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Main Program and Tutorial Speakers

Adam Rosen
Stealthbits

Adam is VP of Product Strategy at Stealthbits. Stealthbits Technologies, Inc. is a customer-driven cybersecurity software company ...

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Aleksandr Kolchanov
Independent Infosec Professional

Aleksandr Kolchanov is an independent security researcher and consultant. He is an former penetration tester at a bank in Russia. He ...

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Alex Penrose
Jollyfrogs

Alex Penrose has over a decade of cyber security experience and has worked for large multinational companies and government. When time ...

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Alex Webling
Resilience Outcomes Australia

Alex Webling is the Director of Resilience Outcomes Australia, a consultancy helping business and government meet their strategic ...

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Andras Iklody
CIRCL.LU

Andras Iklody is a software developer working for CIRCL and has been the main developer of the Malware Information Sharing Platform ...

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Anthony Caruana
Media-Wize

Anthony Caruana, CEO & Co-founder, Media- Wize. Anthony Caruana is a well-known writer, presenter, facilitator, journalist and ...

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Anthony Corso
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner: OVIC

Anthony Corso is the Assistant Commissioner for Information Security within the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner ...

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Ayman Sagy
CyberCX

Ayman is a senior security consultant at Sense of Security, a CyberCX company. He has been working in the IT industry since 2004 and ...

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Barry McMahon
LogMeIn

Barry is a senior manager at LogMeIn and is responsible for evangelising the Identity and Access management division internationally, ...

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Ben Di Marco
Willis Towers Watson

Ben is a data privacy, incident response and cyber insurance expert with over 13 years of experience practicing as a solicitor in both ...

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Bianca Wirth
KPMG

Bianca Wirth has over 20 years’ experience in IT and security and she has consulted to over 100 companies from a diverse range of ...

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Bill Hagestad
Independent Infosec Professional

Lieutenant Colonel Bill Hagestad II is an internationally recognized & respected authority on the People’s Republic of China’s use ...

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Billy Hunter
UWA

Billy is the Cyber Security Operations Manager at The University of Western Australia. Prior to this role, he has had 13 years cyber ...

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Brian Hay
Cultural Cyber Security | Cybercation

Brian Hay APM has a rare blend of cyber security skills and business attributes. Long considered a Thought Leader in the world of Cyber ...

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Brian Kelly
EDUCAUSE

Brian Kelly has been an active member of The EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) since 2009, serving on the ...

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Chris Gatford
Hacktive.io

Chris Gatford is the Founder and Director of Hacktive.io in Sydney, Australia and performs penetration tests for organisations all ...

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Christian Studer
CIRCL.LU

Christian Studer joined CIRCL in 2017 after he graduated with a Masters in Computer Science. During his master thesis at CIRCL he ...

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Colby Prior
AusCERT

Colby Prior is the Infrastructure Engineer for AusCERT. He has a background in DevOps and managing infrastructure. Colby has a strong ...

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Damian Skeeles
Proofpoint

Damian Skeeles, CISSP is a Cyber Security Expert with over 20 years experience in Networking, Email Security, SIEM, Cloud Security and ...

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Dani Goland
Net Alpha Financial Systems

At the age of 20, Dani Goland founded his own boutique company for innovative software and hardware solutions. He is a certified AWS ...

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Darren Hopkins
McGrathNicol

Darren is a Partner at McGrathNicol in the Technology & Cyber team who specialises in advising businesses on both proactive and ...

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Dave Lewis
Duo Security

Dave Lewis is the Global Advisory CISO of Duo Security. Lewis has 25 years of experience in IT security operations and management, ...

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David Jorm
Commonwealth Bank Of Australia

David has worked in the technology industry 20 years, in security for 10 years, and managing technical security teams for 7 years. This ...

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David Rudduck
Insane Technologies

For 20 years, David and his team at Insane Technologies have been working to protect and support their small to mid-sized business ...

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Dr Mark Carey-Smith
Independent Infosec Professional

Mark has been an information security professional for approximately 20 years. He has worked in operational and architectural infosec ...

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Dr Mike Cohen
Velocidex

Dr. Michael Cohen has over 20 years of experience in applying and developing novel incident response and digital forensics tools and ...

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Dr Sam Small
Zerofox

Dr. Sam Small serves as the Chief Security Officer of ZeroFOX, helping its customers implement world class social-media protection ...

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Edward Farrell
Mercury Iss

Edward Farrell is a security consultant with 10 years experience in cyber security and 15 years in technology. As the director of one ...

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Eric Pinkerton
Trustwave

Eric has been breaking things just to fix them again since he was five, at 20, he spent his summer evenings working the door in a ...

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Fatih Ozavci
NAB

Fatih Ozavci is a multidisciplinary security engineer and researcher with two decades of experience on offensive and defensive security ...

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Federal Agent Bethany Fuller
Australian Federal Police

Bethany joined the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 2013 and has worked in a diverse range of portfolios including Aviation, ...

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Garrett O’Hara
Mimecast

Garrett O’Hara is the Principal Technical Consultant at Mimecast having joined in 2015 with the opening of the Sydney office, leading ...

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Gary Gaskell
Infosec Services

Gary has been a pure play cyber security specialist since 1993. This career has been built in part on a masters degree by research in ...

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Geoff Thonon
AusCERT

Although at ease either behind code, policy documents, working an incident, or writing a process flow diagram, being provided the ...

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Goran Mitrovic
UWA

Goran is a Cyber Security Operations Specialist (Cyber Transformation Product Owner) at The University of Western Australia. Prior to ...

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Hinne Hettema
Ports of Auckland

Hinne Hettema is the tactical security operations leader at Ports of Auckland. His strengths are in SOC enablement, intelligence and ...

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James Ley
Ivanti

James has worked in end user computing for in excess of 15 years, focusing on managing and securing the user workspace. Through ...

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Jay Banerji
CyberCX

Jay is a Senior Investigator in the CyberCX DFIR team. His experience includes a range of incidents, including large and complex ...

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John Bambenek
Bambenek Consulting, Ltd.

John Bambenek is President of Bambenek Consulting, LTD, a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a handler ...

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Jon-Peter (JP) Haywood
Heritage Bank

As Information Security Manager of Australia’s largest mutual bank JP’s passion for cyber security pays off, not only for his ...

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Kevin Ripa
SANS Institute

Kevin currently serves as president of The Grayson Group of Companies, which consists of Computer Evidence Recovery, Pro Data Recovery ...

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Kushal Shah
Fortinet

Kushal is a Senior Security Researcher @ Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs. Research Areas: Fuzzing, Zero Day Discovery in *-wares, Libraries, ...

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Laurencia Dimelow
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner: OVIC

Laurencia Dimelow is an experienced Information Security Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the government ...

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Laurie Joyce
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Laurie is the Head of Security Compliance at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the security ...

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Leon Fouche
BDO

Leon is an experienced ICT professional specialising in cyber security, cloud and technology risk advisory services. He has more than ...

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Lewis Molloy
Tessian

Lewis is an experienced Sales professional from Tessian, helping to lead their expansion in the APAC region. With prior experience at ...

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Mandy Turner
The University of Queensland Australia

Mandy is a firm believer that diversity in all its forms should be encouraged to promote innovation and find solutions to challenges ...

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Marc Rogers
OKTA

Marc Rogers is the Executive Director of Cybersecurity at Okta. With a career that spans more than twenty years, he has been hacking ...

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Mark Krischer
Cisco

Mark has over 20 years of experience across Mobility and Security technologies, and joined Cisco in 2001 through the Radiata ...

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Martin Dart
WA Department of Health

Martin Dart has 22 years of experience across multiple technology domains including cybersecurity, healthcare, intelligence operations, ...

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Maty Siman
Checkmarx

Maty Siman, CTO and founder of Checkmarx, is a technology expert, possessing nearly 15 years of experience in software development, IT ...

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Michael Hamm
CIRCL.LU

Michael Hamm has worked for more than 10 years as Ingenieur-Security in the field of classical Computer and Network Security (Firewall, ...

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Michael Marriott
Digital Shadows

Michael Marriott is a Senior Strategy and Research Analyst at Digital Shadows, which he joined in late 2014. Michael has a passion for ...

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Mickey Perre
Elastic

Mickey Perre is a Security Specialist working at Elastic with a long and varied background in Cyber and IT. Before joining private ...

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Mike Holm
AusCERT

Mike is the Senior Manager at AusCERT; which is a leading Cyber Emergency Response Team for Australia and provides information security ...

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Mike Pilkington
SANS Institute

Mike has been an instructor for the SANS Institute since 2008. He currently teaches Windows Forensics In-Depth(FOR500) and Advanced ...

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Mohsan Farid
Ledger Ops

Mohsan has ran the gamut in the security space: from penetration testing for Rapid7 as a consultant, penetration testing for numerous ...

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Murray Goldschmidt
Sense Of Security

Murray Goldschmidt is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Sense of Security, Australia’s leading pure-play Cyber ...

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Neal Wise
CyberCX

Neal Wise has been involved in the Australian security community since emigrating from the United States in 1998. Starting with the ...

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Negar Shabab
Microsoft

Negar is a security researcher from Microsoft. She has worked in different offensive and defensive roles in cyber security over the ...

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Nick Ellsmore
Trustwave

Nick Ellsmore has started, built, merged, acquired and sold multiple cyber-security businesses. Now Director, CPS (Pacific) at ...

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Nick Forster
The Missing Link

Nick is a Security Architect with a background in specialist counter-intelligence operations and was previously part of the management ...

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Nick Klein
CyberCX

Nick leads the Digital Forensics & Incident Response practice (DFIR) at CyberCX. His team helps clients respond to data breaches ...

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Noushin Shabab
Kaspersky

Noushin is a senior security researcher at Kaspersky’s GReAT team specialising in reverse engineering and targeted attack ...

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Phillip Jenkinson
Baidam Solutions

Baidam Solutions is an Information Security and Technical solutions firm serving both State and Federal Government and Private ...

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Prateek Gianchandani
Xen1thlabs

Prateek Gianchandani is currently working as a Security Researcher at xen1thLabs. His current focus is Mobile and Browser Security. He ...

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Ronald Michael
Synopsys

Ronald is a Senior Applications Engineer with the Synopsys Software Integrity Group (SIG). Within this role, Ronald engages with ...

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Shane Wescott
Ivanti

Shane Wescott started in IT in 1986, when Super Mini Computers ruled the world and 300MB drives were built like washing machines. He ...

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Simon Conant
Palo Alto Networks Unit 42

Simon is a Principal Researcher in Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 threat research group. He draws upon a quarter-century of international ...

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Simon Stahn
Adrenalan

Simon Stahn is a consultant covering information, identity and business intent. He brings a security and privacy lens to organisations ...

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Stefanie Luhrs
Barry.Nilsson.

Stefanie Luhrs is a solicitor specialising in cyber claims. She has managed both small and large scale incidents for domestic and ...

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Troy Defty
Google

Following nearly 8 years in red teaming, Troy decided to gain a different perspective on security by flipping the proverbial coin, and ...

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Virginia Calegare
Virgin Australia (RightSec)

Virtual CISO at Virgin Australia (RightSec) Formally educated in international conflict, counter-terrorism, intelligence, cyber ...

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Willem Mouton
CyberCX

Willem Mouton is a Principle Security Consultant at Sense of Security, a CyberCX company. Willem is an industry veteran with decades of ...

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Yenni Tim
UNSW Australia

Dr Yenni Tim is a Senior Lecturer at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She is a strong advocate for high impact ...

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