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Barely a day goes by without reading a new report of a serious data security breach.

In January this year alone, a major radio network, telco, real estate agent, AFL club, 2 national retailers and four different state and federal government departments reported data breaches under the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme.

That just includes those obliged to report their data breach. In 2018, SMEs were the target of almost half of all reported cyber attacks.

The increasing digital connectivity and the automation of virtually all business processes has significantly raised the risk of cybersecurity. In the digital era, data is value. Those who guard that value have significant advantage over those who do not.

Adopting a data-centric approach to security is critical in protecting your business data. In this event, our panel will be discussing the following topics:

  • What does a data-centric approach to security mean?

  • Latest in data security breaches & scams you need to be aware of

  • Emerging technologies that can enhance security – including voice biometrics, user-behaviour metrics, hardware authentication, deep learning and the cloud.

  • Impact of the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme which came into effect last year

  • Protecting data on legacy system  


Penelope Lewin - Director Modern Workplace Microsoft Australia, New Zealand and India

Penelope is the Director for Modern Workplace across the Australia, New Zealand and India Regions at Microsoft. Pen and her team work with Customers and internal Microsoft teams to achieve Digital Transformation and positive business outcomes with the move to Microsoft’s cloud platform. As the modern workplace grows in complexity, Microsoft continues building and enhancing its security capabilities to help our customers stay ahead of modern threats. Microsoft itself is one of the world’s largest enterprises and uses the same security products to protect their organization that Microsoft offers customers. Pen is part of Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business, reporting straight into Seattle USA. Penelope has been with Microsoft for 20 years and over that time has held many senior executive roles across Australia and the Asia Time zone; and certainly understands the challenges of change & transformation within businesses and upon people; balancing change with strategy for revenue growth, resource investments and allocation while sustaining resilient and successful teams.

Susie Jones - Director & Co-Founder, Cynch Security

As an experienced cybersecurity, risk, insurance and innovation leader, Susie has worked with businesses big and small throughout her career. She has held such roles as cybersecurity business services manager, corporate insurance broker, risk manager, innovator and now a startup co-founder. She focuses on the non-technology threats and consequences of cyber risks, and works to translate the complex advice and concepts developed by the cybersecurity industry into language that every person can follow and understand.

Ron Moritz - Venture Partner, Our Crowd & Entrepreneur in Residence, CyRise

Ron is a well-regarded cybersecurity industry executive with over 30 years of broad operational, strategy and P&L experience. He served as a member of the distinguished corporate or cybersecurity business unit leadership teams at premier Fortune 500 technology companies Microsoft, Symantec, and CA Technologies, and as CTO of Finjan Software, a first-generation advanced persistent threat start-up, known today as Singtel’s Secure Web Gateway. Most recently, Ron was the CEO of Israeli start-up, BioCatch, an innovator in cognitive biometrics and continuous authentication.

Having served as an adviser to C-level execs, boards of directors, VCs and PE firms on value-creation activities, Ron launched TrueBit Cyber Partners to provide truth, clarity and confidence in cybersecurity investments and acquisitions. He is also a venture partner responsible for the enterprise infrastructure software and cybersecurity desk with Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunding firm OurCrowd.

Ron is also a branded computer security industry guru and internationally recognised expert on cyber-crime and cyber-warfare who, at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Justice, served as a delegate to the G-8 High-Tech Crime Conferences on Safety, Security, and Confidence in Cyberspace. He successfully challenged and defeated proposed cybersecurity export control legislation in Israel.

Other panelists to be announced

Ticket price includes drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the event report.

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