When:    Friday 20 July 2018
Time:     12:00 pm – 2:15 pm AEDT

Where:  The Hotel Windsor: 111 Spring Street, Melbourne CBD

Data Security & Protection | Mandatory Breach Disclosure | GDPR

Cyber Security

90% of organisations are being targeted by cyber criminals on a regular basis!

Cyber-attacks are automated and indiscriminate, exploiting known vulnerabilities rather than targeting specific organisations

Many organisations have an appreciation of the cyber threats they face, however most are unclear about the ways in which they’re vulnerable.  Cyber crime, online scamming of businesses is up 30%, but its just tip of the iceberg says the ACCC.

You could be in breach right now and not even be aware!

The Australian Federal Government has mandated that all data or integrity breaches be reported.

The European Union has introduced the general data protection Regulation (GDPR) and the OAIC has published new guidance for Australian businesses on these requirements.

Companies around the world need to put themselves on notice!

Every engagement between ourselves and our employees or customers has become digital, but have we truly considered why we gather all this data? Do you now how it is being used? Who is accessing it from the inside? OR from the outside?

Opening Address

'Why Victoria is growing as a Global Cyber Security Hub'


Philip Dalidakis MP

Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy

Philip Dalidakis holds a double degree in Business (Management) and Arts (politics and Thai language), Monash University and a Master of Commerce, UNSW.

Starting his career in the private sector, Philip worked with Deloitte in the property and finance team with Centro Properties Group and as a financial controller of a small family group of companies before taking a role as CEO of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries from 2007 to 2011.


In government, Philip was Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, in 2011-12. Since July 2015, Philip has held the portfolio responsibilities of Minister for Trade and Investment, Innovation and the Digital Economy and Small Business in the Andrews Labor Government and is a Member for Southern Metropolitan Region.

Keynote Address

'Deliver a cohesive resilient & cohesive cyber security environment'

John O'Driscoll

Victorian Government, Chief Information Security Officer

As Victoria's first CISO, John leads the Victorian Government Cyber Security strategy to assess, monitor and respond to cyber security risks, engaging with the government departments, interstate counterparts, Commonwealth and private sector experts to deliver a resilient and cohesive cyber security environment.

With 20+ years’ experience in information technology, focusing on cyber security in financial services and the public sector, John was previously the Senior Manager, Information and Technology Risk at ANZ and has lectured in IT Risk and Security at tertiary institutions including Swinburne, RMIT, Deakin and UTS universities.

John is also a Board member of the ISACA Melbourne Chapter, and Melbourne JCSC (Joint Cyber Security Centre).

Guest Speaker

'PREPARE for the imminent Cyber Security disruption'

TonySmales_small cropped LD.jpg

Tony Smales

CEO and Founder, Forticode

With an Honours degree in Computer Science majoring in Artificial Intelligence, Tony's 30+ years of IT and executive business experience has culminated in proven outcomes across international markets in Security, Mobile, Risk, Insurance, Finance, Trading, Gaming and Petrochemicals.


The inventor behind Forticode's core IP, Tony is highly passionate about delivering solutions rather than treatments.