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13th July 2022, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Dragos, Level 4, 3 Newton Street, Cremorne VIC 3121

Returning to Melbourne, our Cyber Risk Meetup will focus on the Zero Trust Approach, cloud adoption, and the challenges and learning opportunities from some of Victoria’s leading CISOs. Meet Jamie Rossato, Information Security Director at Lion, who will be delivering the keynote and setting the landscape of today's digital transformation journey and challenges.


You will also get to hear from esteemed panel: Shane Moffitt, Deputy CISO, Victorian Government, Mardi Griffiths, CISO, Swinburne University of Technology, Helaine Leggat, MD, ICT Legal Consulting, and  Jamie Rossato.


5.30pm to 6pm

Networking Drinks & Food Platters

6pm to 6.20pm


6.20pm to 7.20pm

Panel Session with Q&A with audience

7.30pm to 8.30pm

Networking Drinks & Canapes/ Food Platters

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The Cyber Risk Meetup is back! This time, we have joined forces with the DevSecOps meetup and we are presenting something very special this October. True to the two different meetup flavours, we have prepared a special speaker lineup for our members. There will be ample opportunity for networking and you can expect to have diverse conversations and perspectives when we bring together the technologists from the DevSecOps meetup and the business, executives and cyber risk leaders from the Cyber Risk Meetup. 


22nd October 2019, Tuesday

6pm to 6.30pm

Networking & Refreshments

6.30pm to 6.35pm

Welcome opening and introduction

6.35pm to 6.45pm

10 mins Special on CISO Insights +

Opportunity to win an autographed Cyber Risk Leaders book prize!

6.45pm to 7.15pm

The Role of Cybersecurity in Scaling DevOps

7.15pm to 7.45pm

New Approaches to Achieve Automated AI-based Threat Protection

7.45pm to 8pm


8pm tp 8.30pm

The Networking Continues


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Shobhit Nanda

Technical Program Manager

Cloud/ Cybersecurity, Enterprise IT

Topic: The Role of Cybersecurity in Scaling DevOps

Tim Blombery

A10 Networks Speaker

Topic: 'New Approaches to Achieve Automated AI-based Threat Protection'

Shamane Tan

Executive Advisor APAC



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Talk Summary:

The only certainty in an uncertain world –  with the dramatic increase in multi-vector attacks and the chronic shortage of qualified security professionals, the economics of cyber attacks are very much slanted in favour of the attackers. Digital-first businesses need more efficient tools and advanced technologies to balance that equation.  They need intelligently automated defenses that can accomplish tasks autonomously.  Manual interventions are not only resource-intensive but too slow and ineffective, resulting in a greater potential of network downtime and high cost to the organisation. 

Tim Blombery, the A10 Networks speaker will further discuss:

·  Ways IoT-based attacks have forced changes in DDoS defense strategies

·  Mitigation strategies that prevent collateral damage against real users

·  How Threat Intelligence can go from informational to actionable

·  How machine learning can be used to dynamically identify anomalous behaviour

·  Ways to have a fully automated and adaptive attack mitigation posture

Tim Blombery is Sales Manager for ANZ with A10 Networks. He is focused on aligning technology, partners and products to ensure A10 Networks’ customers benefit from the best solutions. Tim brings over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including a variety of technical roles with leading vendors, service providers and enterprises.  Over this time, Tim has honed his skills in Networking and Cybersecurity with a focus around DDoS detection and mitigation, encryption and application networking.

Shobhit Nanda, the speaker representative from the DevSecOps meetup will share his knowledge on Devops delivery, the role of platform product teams and how cybersecurity can play a crucial role in scaling devops in Enterprise IT.

From Consulting at a global Big 4 across multiple industry sector, to working at a startup, to working in Enterprise IT, Shobhit has worked across the breath and depth of IT project delivery. 

Shamane Tan's newly published book Cyber Risk Leaders explores the art of communicating with executives, tips on navigating through corporate challenges, and reveals what the C-Suite looks for in professional partners. In this snippet talk, she will be revealing a few CISO insights for those who are interested in learning from top industry leaders.




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.



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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


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Jacqui Loustau



Mike Monnik

Organiser, SecTalks Meetup |


Deakin University

Information Security Club (DISC)

Matt Tett


Day of the Month (DOTM) Club


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Meaghan Stackpole

Senior Manager


Claire Pales

Director, 27 Lanterns |

Author, Secure CIO

David McMurdo

Head of Private Client Group,


Mick Dunne






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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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The Evolution of AI in

Attack and Defense

The Cyber Risk Meetup is back! And this time, we are joining forces with (ISC)² and VSCL (The Victorian Society for Computers and the Law). This meetup will focus on the evolution of Artificial Intelligence and how it has been used in specific products to improve effectiveness of solutions. Together we will explore case studies of how organisations want to embrace AI, its impact and how AI/ Machine Learning is being applied in automated attacks and defense.


September 18, 2018, Tuesday

6:00pm to 6.30p.m

Networking & Refreshments

To kickstart the night, have a chat with your industry leaders at Privasec

during an informal session at the Geek Bar!

6.30p.m to 7.10p.m

Does AI make cybersecurity harder or easier? 

AI gives us tools of unprecedented power to track and respond to threats. But it gives these to our adversaries as well. How can we expect AI to affect the attack-defense relationship of forces in the medium term?

By Dr. Greg Adamson

AI vs. Security

By Tony Vizza

The role of AI in security testing

Why it is suitable, and why scripting does not work in this scenario for web applications

By Priya George

AI: The Tip of the Iceberg

Exploring how AI has been used in organisations to improve effectiveness of solutions

By Tony Jarvis

7.10p.m to 7.40p.m

Panel Q&A

7.40p.m to 8p.m

Closing & Networking Drinks

Registration Closed


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Tony Vizza

Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy, APAC, (ISC)²

Priya George

CEO & Co-founder,

NIMIS Cybersecurity

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Dr Greg Adamson

Principal, Digital Risk Innovation Chair, IEEE Design for Ethics Ad Hoc Associate Professor,

Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne

Tony Jarvis

Chief Strategist

- APAC, Middle East & Africa

Check Point Software Technologies


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Tony Vizza has been involved in the information technology and information security fields for more than 25 years. His information security credentials include CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) and he is a certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor. Tony has an accomplished, business, technical and engineering background, having completed a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from the University of Technology, Sydney, and recently completed his Global Executive MBA from the University of Sydney which included study at Stanford University, The London School of Economics and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is currently studying for a Juris Doctor degree at the University of New South Wales. Tony is a longstanding member of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and has provided expert services to the Australian Government’s Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the Law Society of NSW, the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) as well as numerous boards, and is an expert speaker on information security. Tony is a contributor to CSO Magazine, Security Insider Magazine, Australian Reseller News (ARN), Channel Reseller News (CRN) and Lifehacker regarding information security, business and channel strategy.

Tony Jarvis represents Check Point Software Technologies as Chief Strategist for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. He engages in thought leadership activities aimed at raising awareness of modern cyber threats and improving security practices for senior business leaders, the cyber security community and the general public. He has held a variety of senior roles within the cybersecurity, financial services and telecommunications industries. This has entailed growing the organisational presence across the region and managing security services for some of the world’s most recognisable companies. As an expert on the cyber threat landscape, Tony is frequently asked to deliver keynote presentations at security conferences, has been interviewed and quoted in the media, and contributed articles to a variety of publications. He also works with clients as a trusted advisor, guiding them through major cyber security transformation projects and initiatives.

Priya George is CEO of NIMIS Cybersecurity, a Techstars backed company. Her team has delivered security services to Australian and US intelligence agencies, NAB, ANZ bank, BAE Systems and technology companies. Prior to NIMIS, Priya was the CEO of Necessary Security & National Cybersecurity Institute a security consulting company focused on security architecture, and evaluating emerging cybersecurity technology products. Priya spent the first 13 years of her career leading significant transformation projects in technology, organisational restructure, and people engagement – mining, energy, water, financial services, technology and government. Priya also co-founded an analytics and video software company that came out of two years of technology R&D as part of a motorsport business. She has a passion for cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, technology, classic cars, good food, and the beach. NIMIS Cybersecurity is the next generation of penetration testing. NIMIS is an artificial intelligence based penetration testing platform, currently for web applications. Why? Traditional penetration testing can’t keep up with today’s agile DevOps environment and applications are changing rapidly. Alternatives such a vulnerability scanning are inaccurate with false positives and negatives. According to SANS institute, web applications account for more than 60% of targets in cyber-attack attempts in the internet. NIMIS provides on-demand testing to continuously harden a web application’s attack surface. Based in Melbourne, Australia NIMIS is Techstars backed company.

Dr Greg Adamson is the Chair at IEEE for the Special Interest Group on Blockchain. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Dr. Greg is also an Associate Professor and Enterprise Fellow for Cyber Security at the University of Melbourne. He has worked in cyber security for 25 years, primarily in financial services.



Gurrowa Innovation Lab, 2/242 Exhibition St, Telstra HQ, Melbourne VIC 3000

With more than 20 Billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, the Internet of Things is an industrial revolution for the 21st Century. But how do we secure those 20B+ connected devices and the masses of data they produce?

Join us for an informative evening discussing all things IoT and Drone security with industry experts Matt Tett and Mike Monnik. And of course plenty of opportunity for casual networking over a couple of drinks! 6pm arrival for a 6.30pm kick off. Participants can earn 2 CPE credits for attending.


23rd May 2018, Wednesday

6pm to 6.30p.m

Networking & Refreshments

6.30p.m to 7.30p.m

Hear from your IoT and Drone Security Industry experts

7.30p.m to 8p.m

Closing & Networking Drinks


Matt Tett

MD at Enex TestLab & Chair of IoT Alliance Australia Work Stream 5

Mike Monnik

Senior Consultant at Privasec & Advisor for the Institute for Drone Technology





King & Wood Mallesons, Level 50, BOURKE PLACE, 600 BOURKE STREET

After Sydney's Cyber Risk very first launch in 2017 where we have seen outstanding feedback of our 'All Things Cyber Risk' & the 'CISO Matters' meetups, we are finally here in Melbourne. Yes, due to popular demand, we realised that we can't just keep the good stuff in Sydney. After months of anticipation, we are FINALLY here in Melbourne! For our inaugural launch, this is for all our cyber security professionals and enthusiasts.

- You might be from a big corporation and security is heavy on your agenda,
- or you are a small to medium size business owner, entrepreneur & startup founder,
- or you might be someone who truely live and breathe security,
- or perhaps right now you are actually thinking you have heard all there is to talk about cyber and you are bored of hearing the same thing on repeat!

3 amazing respected industry leaders have come together on this very special evening to share their insights, experiences and a different perspective on the trends in Cyber Security, the psychology behind it, and real & practical tips for securing small to medium businesses, or the average consumer. 



Reception & Drinks 


6PM - 7.30PM:

Things that Scare Me

Ian Yip, APAC CTO, McAfee

Can the Underwriter Bear Your Risk

- Risk Transfer Options,

Meena Wahi,

Director, Cyber Data-Risk Managers

The Psychology of the Insider Threat,

Dr. Tim Doyle,

Principal Psychologist, Proof of Character

7.30PM - 8.30PM:

Networking, Reception & Drinks

Entry by Eventbrite tickets only.






 Cyber Data-Risk Managers


Principal Pyschologist, Proof of Character


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