AusCERT has an unparalleled track-record of hosting the best information security speakers in the world.

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Keynote Speakers

Adam Spencer
[MC]

A lifelong numbers nerd Adam flitted with a law degree and a PhD in pure Maths before winning, of all things, a stand up comedy competition run by Triple J radio entitled “raw comedy”. This national search for as yet undiscovered talent continues today but as Adam explains “I entered in its very first year […]

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Jessy Irwin
Tendermint

Jessy is Head of Security at Tendermint, where she excels at translating complex cybersecurity problems into relatable terms, and is responsible for developing, maintaining and delivering comprehensive security strategy that supports and enables the needs of her organization and its people. Prior to her role at Tendermint, she worked to solve security obstacles for non-expert […]

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Mikko Hypponen
F-Secure

Mikko Hypponen is a globally known tech security guru and a TED Speaker. He works as the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific America and appears frequently on international TV. He’s been the subject of hundreds of interviews in global media, […]

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Troy Hunt
Pluralsight, HIBP, Microsoft

Troy Hunt is an independent security trainer, speaker and Microsoft Regional Director (an honorary role). He’s also the founder of the data breach monitoring and notification service, Have I Been Pwned (HIBP). The service aggregates exposed data and makes it searchable by impacted consumers and organisations so that they can assess their exposure and better […]

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Main Program and Tutorial Speakers

Aaron Soto
Rapid7

Aaron Soto is a senior security researcher at Rapid7 on the Metasploit team where he works with a team of exploit developers to ...

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Adel Karimishiraz
Salesforce

Adel Karimi is a Lead Threat Detection Engineer at Salesforce. He has been an active member and chapter lead at the Honeynet Project ...

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Alex Penrose
Jollyfrogs

Alex has over a decade of Cyber security experience and has worked for large multi-national companies, government and contract work. ...

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Alex Webling
Resilience Outcomes Australia

Alex Webling is the Director of Resilience Outcomes Australia, a consultancy helping business and government meet their strategic ...

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Ali Bashivan
Coles Group Limited

Ali Bashivan is a Security Principal in Networks at Coles Group Limited providing network security strategy, development of security ...

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Andrew Kay
Illumio

Andrew Kay has over 15 years’ experience in security and quality assurance working with organisations across Asia Pacific to strengthen ...

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Ashley Deuble
Independent Infosec Professional

Ashley has been working in Information Security for a lot longer than he would like to remember. He has worked in financial ...

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Brad Duncan
Palo Alto Networks Unit 42

After 21 years of classified intelligence work for the US Air Force, Brad transitioned to cyber security in 2010, and he is a currently ...

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Bradley Anstis
Trustwave

In his position as Director of Product Management, Trustwave, Bradley works with partners and customers around the world to define the ...

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Brian Hay
Cultural Cyber Security

CCS Cultural Cyber Security Executive Director – Brian Hay APM Brian Hay APM has a rare blend of cyber security skills and ...

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Chris Adams
ThreatConnect Inc.

Chris Adams is the Director of Sales Engineering at ThreatConnect where he leads a team of analysts and engineers to deliver the ...

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Chris Gatford
Hacktive.io

Chris Gatford is the Founder and Director of Hacktive.io in Sydney, Australia and performs penetration tests for organisations all ...

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Christian Studer
CIRCL.LU

Christian Studer joined CIRCL in 2017 after he graduated with a Masters in Computer Science. During his master thesis at CIRCL he ...

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Christian Unger
Translational Research Institute (TRI) Australia

Christian Unger has worked in the IT industry for over 17 years, during this time he has specialised in system administration of Linux ...

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Connor Scott
Context

Connor is a Senior Security Consultant at Context Information Security based in the Melbourne Office, where he leads teams of ...

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Crispin Kerr
Proofpoint

Crispin is a sales leader with a 19 year track record of success and experience in the Information Technology sector, including 17 ...

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David Grice
ANZ

David is a Technical Security Consultant at ANZ, actively working on the security of containers, cloud services and applications. He ...

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Dr Hinne Hettema
Ports of Auckland

Hinne Hettema is the tactical security operations leader at Ports of Auckland. His strengths are in SOC enablement, intelligence and ...

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Dr Mark Carey-Smith
Independent Infosec Professional

Mark has been an information security professional for approximately 20 years. He has worked in operational and architectural infosec ...

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Dr Paul Dale
OpenSSL

Dr Paul Dale has varied experience in computer security including incident response, embedded security devices and cryptographic ...

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Dr Paul Krystosek
CERT at CMU

Dr. Krystosek is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff of the CERT Division, CSIRT Development and Training Team at Carnegie Mellon ...

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Eric Pinkerton
Hivint, a Trustwave Company

Eric has been breaking things just to fix them again since before he could walk, at 20, he spent his summer evenings as a nightclub ...

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Garrett O’Hara
Mimecast

Garrett O’Hara is the Principal Technical Consultant at Mimecast having joined in 2015 with the opening of the Sydney office, leading ...

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Gary Gaskell
Infosec Services Pty Ltd

Gary has been a pure play cyber security specialist since 1993. This career has been built in part on a masters degree by research in ...

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Gavin Reid
Recorded Future

Gavin Reid is the chief security architect and head of threat research for Recorded Future. His focus is on next-generation threats and ...

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Gerard Kelso
Context

Gerard is a Security Consultant/IT Systems Engineer at Context Information Security based in the Melbourne Office, where he delivers ...

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Heidi Winter
Independent Infosec Professional

Heidi is an Australian professional currently specialising in cyber security risk management, incident management and operations. She ...

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Jake Carroll
The University of Queensland Australia

Jake Carroll is the Associate Director, Research and Advanced Computing for The University of Queensland’s Smart Science Institute’s ...

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Joaquim Espinhara
TSS Cyber

Joaquim Espinhara is a Senior Security Consultant focused on offensive security and application security testing for premier clients. ...

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Josh Fraser
State Government Agency

Working at a large government organization in incident response, I spend most of my time detecting and responding to threats and ...

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Juan Berner
Booking.com

Juan Berner is a security researcher with over 9 years of experience in the field, currently working as Security Lead Developer at ...

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Justin Steven
Independent Infosec Professional

Justin is an independent AppSec professional, specialising in Application Security Review and Source Code Review. He has discovered and ...

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Kayne Naughton
Cosive

Kayne is a technologist and the Managing Director at Cosive. He has previously been a Systems Administrator, a government Anti-Spam ...

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Kevin Alcock
Katipo Information Security Ltd

Kevin resides in the baaaaadlands of Christchurch, NZ. where he helps organise the local Information Security Interest Group and CHCon. ...

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Lachlan Murphy
Department of Defence

Lachlan holds extensive public sector experience and is currently a security policy officer with the Department of Defence Industry ...

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Laith Alkhouri
Flashpoint

Laith Alkhouri is the Co-founder and Senior Director of Advanced Intelligence Solutions at Flashpoint, a business risk intelligence ...

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Lavi Lazarovitz
CyberArk

Lavi leads a group of security researchers doing vulnerability research; writing about information security for security magazines and ...

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Leon Fouche
BDO

Leon is an experienced ICT professional specialising in cyber security, cloud and technology risk advisory services. He has more than ...

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Maarten Van Horenbeeck
FIRST

Maarten Van Horenbeeck is Lead Expert to the United Nation’s IGF Best Practices Forum on Cybersecurity and a Board member and ...

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Matt Bromiley
Independent Infosec Professional

Matt Bromiley is a principal incident response consultant at a top digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) firm where he assists ...

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Matthew Pokarier
Clyde & Co

Matthew Pokarier is a Partner specializing in cyber incident response, cyber insurance coverage, and privacy regulatory and data ...

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Michael Gianarakis
Assetnote

Michael Gianarakis is the co-founder and CEO of Assetnote, a platform for continuous monitoring of your external attack surface. ...

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Michael Hamm
CIRCL.LU

Michael Hamm has worked for more than 10 years as Ingenieur-Security in the field of classical Computer and Network Security (Firewall, ...

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Michael McKinnon
PS+C Security

Michael McKinnon has over 15 years of experience in the Information Security industry, and is the Strategic Information Security ...

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Michael Pogrebisky
Checkmarx

Michael Pogrebisky has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry where he has served in multiple technical capacities ...

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Mike Holm
AusCERT

Mike is the Operations Manager at AusCERT; which is a leading Cyber Emergency Response Team for Australia and provides information ...

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Nik Kalogirou
Cofense

Nik is the Vice President of Sales APAC at Cofense and is responsible for helping organisations build on their security strategy ...

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Prof. Ryan Ko
The University of Queensland Australia

Professor Ryan Ko is Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security at the University of Queensland, Australia. His applied research in cyber ...

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Rick McElroy
Carbon Black

Rick McElroy, Head of Security Strategy for Carbon Black, has 20 years of information security experience educating and advising ...

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Scott Helme
Report URI

Scott Helme is a security researcher, consultant and international speaker. He can often be found talking about web security and ...

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Shane Moffitt
Victorian Government

Shane is the assistant Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Victorian government. Prior to his appointment in 2018, Shane ...

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Sharifah Roziah Mohd Kassim
Malaysia CERT

Sharifah Roziah currently works as a Specialist for Malaysia Computer Emergency and Response Team (MyCERT) under the umbrella of ...

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Shubham Shah
Assetnote

Shubham Shah is the co-founder and CTO of Assetnote, a platform for continuous monitoring of your external attack surface. Shubham is a ...

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Stefanie Luhrs
Clyde & Co

Stefanie Luhrs is a Senior Associate specialising in cyber incident response, data protection and professional insurance lines. She ...

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Steve Clement
CIRCL.LU

Steve Clement is a security engineer at the Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg since its inception in 2008. Experienced in ...

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Tennessee Leeuwenburg
Bureau of Meteorology

Tennessee Leeuwenburg is the Head of Secure Coding at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. He has spent his career in software ...

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Tim Hudson
Cryptsoft

Tim Hudson has been involved in system security for more than 20 years. He is CTO at Cryptsoft where he provides advice and guidance on ...

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Yamila Levalle
ElevenPaths

Yamila Vanesa Levalle is an Information Systems Engineer, Security Researcher and Offensive Security Professional with more than 15 ...

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