The Cyber Risk Meetup is back! This time, we have joined forces with the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) and we are presenting something very special this April. With the ever changing landscape of our digital world, it is time we take stock of how far we have come. We will cover history, and the key changes that the different generations have seen in how people are dealing with cyber risks. You are in for a treat as we have two very special panel lined up for you. The founders of the various community meetups will meet together and talk their hearts out on the things that they have observed in this industry. In the next segment, we will hear from a different panel that is diverse in experience and they are encouraged to share their thoughts on how Cyber Risks have evolved in an open and honest manner.


30 April, 2019, Tuesday

5.00pm to 5.30pm

Networking & Refreshments

To kickstart the night, have a chat with a Drone Security expert

at the Geek Bar!

5.30pm to 6.15pm

Special Segment -

Meet the Community Meetup Founders

6.15pm to 7.15pm

Panel Session


7.15pm to 8pm

The Networking Continues


Shamane Tan


Cyber Risk Meetup

Jacqui Loustau



Mike Monnik

Organiser, SecTalks Meetup |


Deakin University

Information Security Club (DISC)

Matt Tett


Day of the Month (DOTM) Club


Meaghan Stackpole

Senior Manager


Claire Pales

Director, 27 Lanterns |

Author, Secure CIO

David McMurdo

Head of Private Client Group,


Mick Dunne





Cyber Risk Meetup








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Mick Dunne is a seasoned security professional with over 30 years' experience. He’s worked across a broad range of industries including telecommunications, professional services, finance, federal and state government, and defence. Mick has recently commenced a new role as the Chief Information Security Officer at Australian Super while in his previous role at nbn Mick provided strategic and operational security advice across one of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects. This involved physical and personnel security services, investigative and privacy services. In this role as General Manager Security Governance, Planning & Performance at NBN, Mick was accountable for driving consistency and accountability across all security group activities, supporting business objectives and meeting the expectations of government. Prior to working at NBN, Mick held senior positions in KPMG and the Federal Attorney General’s department following a long career with the Royal Australian Navy.

Claire Pales is the best selling author of “The Secure CIO” and Director of 27 Lanterns, a consulting company committed to helping organisations create and sustain effective information and cyber security teams. For more than 16 years, Claire gained experience establishing teams and leading award-winning security strategies throughout Australia and Asia including Hong Kong, China and India. As a consultant, Claire’s focus is to grow and coach information security professionals and help businesses to establish exceptional information security practices.  Based in Melbourne, Claire is a mum to four children, a sought after speaker, an industry writer and advocate for women in cyber.


David McMurdo is the Head of AIG Private Client Group – Australasia. AIG Private Client Group is a niche segment within AIG globally and specialises in providing personal insurance coverage, which protects the personal assets and lifestyles of the High Net Worth segment.  David is responsible for leadership, growth, profitability and strategic planning  for AIG’s High Net Worth portfolio, he relies on his highly experienced team to help deliver quality insurance programs and risk management advice, whilst holding an appetite to continually innovate, so he can help solve his customers biggest problems.

An important part of David’s role is to continually find new and better ways of doing personal insurance, so that Private Client Group can position itself as thought leader and bring to customers specific solutions which can relieve them of risk so they can go about their daily lives. Before joining AIG in 2011, David spent 7-years on an international excursion in the UK, working in various sales and underwriting roles for Insurance companies that specialise in the High Net Worth segment. Outside of work, David enjoys keeping fit, travelling abroad and most importantly spending time with his 1-year old son and partner.

Meaghan Stackpole is a Senior Manager, consulting in EY's Cyber Security practice. In her 18 year career, she has worked as a consultant, a contractor and in industry across multiple organisations in Australia and the US. She has seen Cyber Security evolve from a compliance based, audit-driven program to a daily real-time challenge for organisations to protect their most important assets. She does her job because she enjoys helping clients find cyber security solutions that work for their environment and aims to make sure every organisation can see how an effective security program can support their business objectives.


She also loves mentoring and providing career advice to future security professionals based on personal experience. Outside of work, she has a 2-year-old daughter who is quite often much smarter than she is! She loves cooking, lazy holidays, walking her 2 dachshunds and being a bit creative when she can.

Jacqui Loustau is the founder of the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) which  aims to connect, support and inspire more people, in particular, women to pursue a career in security. She started her career working in PC support, helpdesk’s and as an unix administrator before moving to Europe and into a career in cybersecurity. She worked as a consultant on various high profile projects within the European Commission, UK government, NHS and financial sector. She has 17 years international experience in a range of technologies and practical experience across multiple security domains within different industry sectors. Her next challenge and current role is working to make a difference in the human behaviour side of security. 

Shamane Tan is the APAC Cyber Security Advisor at Privasec, a leading independent Security Consulting Firm in Australia and Singapore. In her previous roles, she has worked with exciting start-ups all the way to global organisations extensively across Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Shamane advises the C-Suite and IT Executives on the reality of the challenges they faced from regulatory issues to cybercrime. She currently provides advice to businesses on uplifting their Security posture.

Shamane has a passion for disruptive technologies and the human factor. As the founder of the Cyber Risk meetups across Australia and Singapore with over 1,500 attendees, her meetups offer Security Enthusiasts and Executives a unique platform to impart and exchange innovative insights. Shamane is also a huge advocate and champion for professionals in IT Security and is keen to encourage more people to take the step forward in the world of Cyber.

Mike Monnik leads the both the RED Melbourne and DroneSec teams at Privasec. Mike founded DroneSec in 2016 and became part of the Privasec family in 2018 specialising in drone security, hardening and hacking. Within RED, he specialises in Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), Red Team Simulations and Incident Response. Mike has a close affiliation with Melbourne, founding the Deakin University Information Security Club (DISC) and Organising the Melbourne SecTalks Meetup. Mike once accidentally landed a job as a chef during a red team engagement; hence being known as 'chef' within Privasec.

Matt Tett is the Managing Director of Enex TestLab, an independent testing laboratory with over 28 years history and a University heritage. Matt is the Founder of the Day of the Month Club (DOTM) and chair of IoT Alliance Australia Work Stream 5 – Cyber Security and Network Resilience. He also serves on the Communications Alliance Cyber Security Reference Panel (CSRP), the Internet Australia Cyber Security SIG, and is a member of the research advisory committee for the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory at Federation University.

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