Too many organizations continue to address breach response from a reactive mode - having a crude disaster-recovery plan in place in case something "does" happen, rather than accepting that something "will" happen and proactively preparing for it. In this session, a panel of legal, technical and law-enforcement experts...
Phil manages security operations and incident response for the University of Queensland, and supports AusCERT operations to provide incident response services and advice to AusCERT members. AusCERT is a leading Cyber Emergency Response Team for Australia and provides information security services and advice to its members. Phil's role within AusCERT is focused is on improving business outcomes by finding the right balance between security and usability, and minimising the impact of incidents when they happen.
Phil is passionate about helping stakeholders improve their information security and their ability to respond to incidents. Phil's previous roles include working as a Biomedical Engineer in a wide range of different roles including medical ICT systems, medical device management and maintenance, patient safety investigations and health technology procurement. He also managed technology for a Human Factors research group and usability testing lab.
Kirk is a veteran journalist who has reported from more than a dozen countries. Based in Sydney, he is Executive Editor for Security and Technology for Information Security Media Group. He's the creator of "The Ransomware Files" podcast, which tells the harrowing stories of IT pros who have fought back against ransomware, the greatest crime wave the internet has ever seen.
Stuart Mort is Director of Cyber Security for Optus. Mort is responsible for leading discussions with and within customers on security strategy and direction, in order to aid customers in improving their security baseline. Prior to Optus, Mort was Vice President of Information Security at Oracle. Serving a tenure of over 12 years, he led Information Security across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin American regions. In this capacity, Mort also headed the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Security team and the Global Investigations and Forensics team.
Counter Threat Unit Intelligence Team, Dell SecureWorks
Alex Tilley currently serves as a senior security researcher within Dell SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit Research Team. A highly awarded cybercrime researcher, Tilley was at the forefront of research and countermeasures when phishing and malware first began to attack banking platforms and their customers. He moved on to become a senior cybercrime technical analyst with the Australian Federal Police, where he focused his analytical approach on the "who" and "why" of cybercrime fighting. Tilley became a recognized technical expert at the Supreme Court level in the prosecution of cybercrime and child-protection related offences before moving back to the private sector, where he now serves in his current role.