World's leading conference dedicated to cyber & technology risk leaders on information security transformation in the Covid-19 era

9 - 10th June 2020 | Virtual Summit   |   8:50AM - 12:10PM AEST

Day Program Tuesday, 9th June 2020

8:50 am - 9:00 am Conference Opening – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

9:00 am - 9:30 am Keeping The Lights On: Balancing Cyber Security Outcomes At A Health Agency Embroiled With Covid-19 Emergency Response & Monitoring Initiatives Across 30,000 Staff

Richard Harrison - Chief Information Security Officer, healthAlliance (New Zealand)

As an IT shared services provider for district health boards in New Zealand, Richard’s team is tasked with ensuring cyber security outcomes for essential frontline services staff conducting Covid-19 monitoring activities as well as the 20,000+ staff that all of a sudden needed to be moved to a remote working environment with lockdown provisioning in place. In this session, he talks to his experiences with balancing and planning for cyber assurance when emergency response and crisis management initiatives prioritize speed over security across 2000 applications and 1000 servers. He will cover:

·        Lessons learned around how cyber security teams can improve response agility for crisis and beyond

·        Ensuring a scalable and secure multi-factor authentication across 30,000

·        New cyber risks that emerged and long term remediation plan for a backlog of new introduced threats


Richard Harrison

Chief Information Security Officer
healthAlliance (New Zealand)

9:30 am - 10:00 am Achieving Remote Cyber Resilience through Threat Intelligence, Frameworks and Staff Engagement For The Remote Working & Digital Era

Garrett O’Hara - Principal Technical Consultant, Mimecast

COVID-19 has meant cyber security teams are struggling to stay ahead of the WFH-at-scale paradigm and the challenges that brings. The elevated importance of security culture as people work from home, the increased use of threat intelligence for Coronavirus lures, and frameworks to give clarity and speed for cyber resilience decisions have become vital to see organisations safely through the pandemic.


In this session, Mimecast reflects on its experiences as organizations transition to cyber resilience for a remote workforce through and after COVID-19 by highlighting:

-         A framework for critical considerations in achieving cyber resilience across your workforce

-         The importance of employee cyber engagement and good security behaviours in sustaining cyber resilience

-         The crucial role of threat intelligence on your cyber security posture during COVID-19

About your facilitator::

Garrett O’Hara is the Principal Technical Consultant at Mimecast having joined in 2015 with the opening of the Sydney office, leading the growth and development of the local team. With over 20 years of experience across development, UI/UX, technology communication, training development and mentoring, Garrett now works to help organisations understand and manage their cyber resilience strategies and is a regular industry commentator on the cyber security landscape, data assurance approaches and business continuity.


Garrett O’Hara

Principal Technical Consultant

10:00 am - 10:30 am Embracing Zero Trust – Empowering a Remote Workforce without Compromising Security or User Experience

Nelson Da Silva - SE Leader and Solutions Architect, ANZ,, Zscaler

 While maintaining operations during the massive disruptions caused by COVID-19 has been challenging, it has also resulted in lasting changes to the workplace. With businesses now adopting Work From Home as standard policy, many more users are now accessing private apps in both the cloud and datacentre remotely. IT must ensure security while delivering a seamless user experience.


In this session, Zscaler details how a major Australian bank embraced zero trust to securely scale from 1,000 to over 15,000 remote users in just three weeks. You’ll learn:

  • Strategies to rapidly scale remote working without compromising security or end user experience
  • Why transforming to the cloud calls for zero trust network access (ZTNA) services
  • How to deliver an IT architecture that can better support future operations


Nelson Da Silva

SE Leader and Solutions Architect, ANZ,

10:30 am - 11:00 am Break

11:00 am - 11:30 am New threats and a ‘New Normal': rapid adoption of secure mobile working under COVID-19

Tom Davison - Senior Director - Mobile Security & Threat Intelligence, Lookout

 The outbreak of COVID-19 and ensuing national lockdowns forced many organizations to rapidly accelerate the adoption of secure remote working. In many cases this meant using ‘any device’ to hand in the scramble to keep the business moving (BYOD). Attackers also moved quickly, with a variety of new threats emerging, with phishing being the #1 threat, all aiming to take advantage of the fear, confusion and hunger for information caused by COVID-19.


In this session we will:

·        expose the threats related to COVID-19 and what the Lookout researchers have discovered

·        discuss the challenges for a rapid enablement of remote workforce for business productivity and continuity 

·        present the solutions adopted by Lookout and its customers in order to quickly adapt to the ‘new normal’



Tom Davison

Senior Director - Mobile Security & Threat Intelligence

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Adapting Your Cyber Security Processes To Improve Remote Working Security Without Inhibiting Business Outcomes And System Usability During Covid-19

Dovid Clarke - Head of Cyber (CISO), MMG Limited

MMG last year went through a cyber-security operations, system and culture overhaul to improve how the department aligns with and enables business outcomes. This has seen the organization set up to securely deliver remote working in a manner where cyber security enables rather than inhibits the business from achieving its operational and strategic goals. In this session Dovid covers:

·        How he set up and deployed multi-factor authentication across the business

·        Creating a strong infrastructure and foundation for information security across multiple vendor partners

·        Implications of Covid-19 on third party risks and strategy


Dovid Clarke

Head of Cyber (CISO)
MMG Limited

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm Closing Remarks & End of Online Conference