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Important dates:

March 29, 2019:
Deadline for submission of papers

April 30, 2019:
Notification of paper acceptance

May 31, 2019:
Deadline for camera-ready paper submission and author registration

Conference Highlights


Keynote Speaker

Sean Duca, Vice President, Palo Alto Networks Inc.

Sean is the Regional Chief Security Officer for Asia Pacific at Palo Alto Networks, where he works on the development of thought leadership, threat intelligence and security best practices for the cybersecurity community and business executives.


Industry Presentations

Phil Kernick, CQR

Phil is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of CQR. Established in 2004, CQR is the largest independent information security consultancy in Australia and has built its international operations through offices in the UK and USA.

Phil has an extensive knowledge and experience of the financial, utility, and defence market segments where he has conducted numerous security and application reviews, developed security audit programmes, and assisted clients to maximise the value of their information assets though effective security strategy and architecture.

Jodie Siganto, Ringrose Siganto

Dr Siganto is a lawyer, expert in information security and privacy and a long-time specialist in information security training. She has been sought out by government departments, international corporations and Australian businesses to advise them on a range of privacy and security issues, including conducting privacy compliance reviews, impact assessments and reviewing technology contracts of all types. She has also participated in information security related research programs, including leading the Australian Information Security Association research into the Australian Cyber Security Skills Shortage.

James Turner, Intelligent Business Research Services

James Turner is the IBRS Advisor who specialises in cyber security and risk. James has over a decade of experience in researching the cyber security and risk industry in Australia. In January 2015, James established CISO Lens to support the cyber security executives of large organisations through peer networking and facilitated collaboration. James is also the program manager for IBRS’s CIO Cyber and Risk Network. James is the longest serving cyber security industry analyst in the Asia Pacific region.


Networking Event


You will be invited to attend a networking evening at one of Adelaide’s top seafood restaurants, Sammy’s on the Marina, Holdfast Shores, with views of an unforgettable sunset over the Gulf. You might even see a dolphin or two.


Conference Dinner


All registered attendees will be treated to a five-star evening including local wine-tasting, dinner and a native wildlife experience at Woodstock Wines, McLaren Vale, in the world-famous Southern Vales wine region south of Adelaide.