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Cyber Security – is your business prepared for the next unknown threat?
Business Lunch

22nd Nov 2017
Brisbane TBA upon registration
Individual Member : $155
Individual Non-member : $175
Members Table of Ten : $1400
Non-Members Table of Ten : $1600
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The AICC, in collaboration with Optus, is delighted to invite you, your colleagues and your clients to 

Cyber Security – is your business prepared for the next unknown threat?

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Everyday we see more and more Cyber Security issues in business, crypto lockers, data breaches, cyber attacks…

With a fast changing cyber landscape, how do business leaders stay ahead of the current threat? What does this threat mean to business owners/CEO’s and boards?

Join the discussion with the experts in cyber security.

The Speakers

Simon Ractliffe, Head of Cyber Security, Optus

Simon RactliffeSimon Ractliffe is responsible for harnessing and focussing the considerable cyber security capabilities of Singtel Optus and their extensive global network of technology, services, education, investment and research partners. Assisting our clients deal with the ever-changing challenges of information security & regulatory compliance.

Spearheaded by some of Australia's best and brightest security practitioners - the Optus Cyber team meet their clients wherever they are on their security journey, to provide the appropriate level of prediction, protection, detection and response to ensure resilience to cyber risks while enabling our clients to pursue innovative business opportunities with confidence.

Ractliffe has been in the IT industry for over 30 years with more than half of that specifically in Information Security ('Cyber'). Having helped establish Internet Security Systems in Australia as GM, prior to its acquisition by IBM. Ractliffe also worked with local managed services success story - earthwave Corp, ahead of its acquisition by NTT/Dimension Data as its Commercial Director. Prior to joining Singtel Optus, Ractliffe was GM and Director of Dell Corporation's cyber security business for South Asia Pacific.

Ractliffe is a Graduate in Business and Economics from London England and although has spent several years leading international businesses, he has considered Sydney home for him and his family for over 25 years.

Michael Gianarakis, Director (Asia Pacific & Japan), Trustwave SpiderLabs

Michael Gianarakis1Michael Gianarakis is the Director of Trustwave SpiderLabs' Asia-Pacific practice where he oversees the delivery of technical security services in the region. The SpiderLabs team includes penetration testers, red teamers, incident responders, forensic investigators, malware reversers, security researchers, published authors and sought-after speakers.

In addition to his regional responsibilities, Michael is responsible for a number of global practices including the mobile security, embedded systems and IoT security and industrial control system security practices.

In addition to his management responsibilities, Michael contributes to technical research and regularly presents at various Industry events around the world including Black Hat Asia, DEF CON, AusCERT, Hack in the Box, Thotcon, OWASP Appsec AU, Gartner, Rootcon, Crikeycon, WAHCKon and YOW! Connected.

Outside of his day-to-day Michael also supports a number of Australian security startups as an investor and adviser, most notably Bugcrowd where he was the first investor in their seed round. Michael is also heavily involved in the information security community in Australia and runs the Brisbane chapter of the Sec Talks meet up which is the largest security community meet up in Australia.

Greg Gale, National Security Officer, Microsoft Australia

GregGale1Greg is responsible for security leadership, supporting government and enterprise customers on compliance and risk assessment, and leading Microsoft’s assurance initiatives in information security, trusted cloud and secure mobility. Greg’s role entails collaboration with research, engineering, sales, marketing, legal and operational units within Microsoft as well as engagement with customers, partners and digital leaders within the Australian Government and community.

An incurable tech-geek who was using Windows 10 at home from the early days of the Windows Insider program, Greg has both a depth in technical security expertise and the capability to engage with senior security, IT and business executives. Over the past fifteen years Greg has specialised in Information Security within government and it's something he is deeply passionate about.

Greg joined Microsoft in February 2016 after an extensive career in the Australian Public Service. His previous roles include being the Information Technology Security Adviser for the Department of Defence, the Executive Director Cyber Security within the now Australian Cyber Security Centre, a number of other Director level roles within Defence, and Executive Manager ICT Infrastructure for Western Australia Police. Greg has held a number of other roles in Defence and private industry including roles in the design, delivery and management of infrastructure and networks; security and risk management; training development and delivery; and as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Greg is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Politics) and Masters of Capability Management.

The Moderator

Helen Clarke, Partner, Corrs Chamber

Helen Clarke

Helen Clarke is a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth where she focuses on technology, telecommunications, data privacy and intellectual property. She is partner-in-charge of the firm’s Brisbane office, and one of the lead partners in the firm’s newly established Corrs Cyber team. Corrs Cyber is Australia’s first multi-disciplinary cyber security team providing organisations with access to a combined team of data breach management specialists including legal advisors, IT forensic investigation specialists, cyber risk, incident response consultants, and crisis and reputation management services.




Keynote Speaker

Paul Israel, Executive Director of the Israel-Australia, New-Zealand & Oceania Chamber of Commerce (IACC)

Paul Israel

Paul Israel, based in Tel-Aviv is the Executive Director of the Israel-Australia, New-Zealand & Oceania Chamber of Commerce (IACC), a role he has held since 1998. The IACC is an Independent, Non-Profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of bi-lateral trade and relations.

For over two decades, Paul has assisted Israeli and Australasiancompanies

do business with each other by helping with research, strategy and key introductions. Mr Israel has spent most of his career giving advice to Executives from both countries on how to do business in Israel and Australia and assist with planning, understanding cultural differences, matchmaking and most importantly building relationships including investments that add real value and stand the test of time.

Before joining the IACC, Paul was the Executive Director of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC Melbourne) from 1994 – 1997.

Paul is a BoardMember

at: Harry Oscar Triguboff Institute, Tel-Aviv-Jaffa College, Maccabi Business Forum (MBF), a Judge for The Pratt Award for Environmental Journalism and is a Mentor at Gvahim which helps Olim (Immigrants) with employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Mr Israel was the inaugural Executive Director at AILF (Australia-Israel Leadership Forum) hosting the initial AILF delegations to Israel and organising the first such delegation to Australia.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Paul worked in various sales and marketing roles in Australia at Scholl International, QuadrantMarket

Research and Schweppes. In 2000, Paul had a short break from the IACC to become the Israeli General Manager of IQ Corporation, an Australian Start-Up that closed due to a lack of funding.

Born in Melbourne, Paul has lived in Israel for over twenty-five years, including serving three years in the IDF where he was a Commander of a Mortar Team within a Tank Unit. Paul has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Monash University.

Event Partner

Optus is an AICC National Sponsor and this relationship has been in place across Australia for many years. As a valued partner, Optus forms an integral part of the AICC’s strategy in the Australian & Israel business communities.

Right now, new technology is creating fresh business opportunities.

It’s why so many organisations are looking for someone who understands the spectrum of managed technology and services, from applications, security and cloud to collaboration and contact centres. Someone who delivers technology on premise or as a service, all connected by the power of locally owned 4G mobile, fixed and satellite networks. 

Today, thousands of companies entrust Optus Business to be that guide. Backed by the international strength of the SingTel group, we bring together the best partners to create the right solution. 
You choose the destination. We’ll help you reach it. Meet your business Navigator. 

Call: 1800 555 937 



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