3RD Party Risk

- Have you got it Covered?

Joint Cyber Security Centre, L12/340 Adelaide Street, Brisbane

Brisbane Riskers, this is what you’ve been patiently waiting for! Our inaugural Cyber Risk Meetup is coming on September 12th. We have some awesome presenters, an exclusive location and some important lessons to be shared. Our session will be informative, insightful and leave you looking forward to our regular events.

We’ve all heard about the confusion and concern created earlier this year when one of Australia’s largest Global SaaS providers, PageUp, released details of a suspected breach of its platform. Some of the Australia’s largest employers needed to enact their incident response plans, communicate about a data breach they scarcely understood and answer questions from employees and job-candidates they probably weren’t informed enough to answer. Our first Cyber Risk Meetup will explore how the risks associated with 3rd party business partners and suppliers can be managed.

With the help of two great speakers and an expert panel we’ll uncover the tips and tricks of great 3rd Party Risk Management practice. Come join your peers to explore the lessons they’ve learnt from Australia’s first high profile privacy breach since the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme came into effect.


You’ll learn more about:
* Managing the risk of doing business with 3rd parties and service providers
* How to respond to incidents that involve business partners and suppliers
* Who is responsible for handling the impacts of incidents caused by your suppliers.

We are pleased to bring you insights and lessons from Flight Centre, Clyde & Co, the Joint Cyber Security Centre (and a few others). So, come along and listen, learn, share and network with like minded colleagues that appreciate your passion for Cyber Risk.

Light refreshments and plenty of networking opportunities will be provided.


4.30pm to 4:40pm

Registration & Introduction

5pm to 5.20pm

Presentation by Daniella Pittis, Flight Centre

5.20pm to 5.40pm

Presentation by Ben DiMarco, Clyde & Co. Lawyers

5.40pm to 6.10pm

Panel discussion ​

6.10pm to 6:30pm

Networking, Drinks & Reception


Daniella Pittis,

Australian Information

Security Leader,

Flight Centre Travel Group

Benjamin Di Marco,

Senior Associate,

Clyd & Co. Lawyers

Ewan Ward,

Director CERT,

Joint Cyber Security Centre

Romain Rallu, 



Rob Mchugh

Cyber Operations Lead,



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Daniella Pittis is an experienced Business Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the leisure, travel & tourism industry and is currently leading a great team of security professionals to support FCTG Australia's business growth in a secure manner. She is an information technology professional skilled in Governance, Risk Management, Information Security, Compliance including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and Technology Benefits Realisation.

Benjamin Di Marco specialises in data privacy, technology law, and dispute resolution, working with both Clyde & Co's Brisbane and San Francisco offices. In 2016, Ben completed a secondment at Clyde & Co San Francisco. Ben continues to work with the San Francisco and Australian data breach teams on various cyber incidents involving data breaches, un-authorised disclosures, malware, regulatory investigations, mandatory notification laws, litigated claims, PCI assessments and first party losses. Ben has recently presented on data security and privacy issues at the AusCERT National Conference, the OAIC Asia Pacific Data Privacy Forum, and to organisation such as the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Ewan Ward is the Director of CERT Australia’s Brisbane office, a position he has held since January 2012. CERT Australia is the national Computer Emergency Response Team, responsible for providing cyber security advice and assistance to Australian business. Before joining CERT Australia, Ewan was the Director for Cyber Security Policy in the Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra. He has carried out a range of national security-related roles in the Australian Government during his career. He joined the Australian Public Service in 1999 as an analyst at the Office of National Assessments (ONA). Since then he has worked at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, ONA and the Attorney-General’s Department. Ewan has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a PhD from Griffith University.

Rob Mchugh is currently the Cyber Security Operations Lead at Aurizon. In that role he is charged with assessing 3rd party risk as it relates to new solutions and ongoing relationships, coordinating major cyber security incidents, and running day-to-day security operations. Rob’s previous role was on the vendor side as Technology Architecture Lead for a SaaS SAP platform where was responsible for delivery, operations, and governance of solution infrastructure and applications.

Romain Rallu is the Co-Founder at Privasec, an independent APAC Cyber Security Consulting Firm with offices across Australia and Singapore. He is an energetic and passionate information security professional with over 10 years’ experience in governance, risk and compliance, helping executives understand and manage the delicate balance between security, compliance and business reality. Formerly A/General Manager, Security Consulting at Telstra, Romain now runs Privasec, a fast-growing consulting firm specialising in both GRC services as well as in advanced technical security (from penetration testing, to red teaming, drone security and intelligence gathering).

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