Ben J Heyes, Chief Information Security and Trust Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia addressed a private CIO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “Unlikely Saviours of the Future Internet”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies and Optus.
At this private Boardroom Lunch Ben J Heyes explored the important role the business community must play in preserving and enhancing an internet that is beneficial to businesses and their customers, and the broader global populace.
CBA is Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services and is widely recognised for its technology leadership and banking innovation.
In his role, Ben is responsible for ensuring the security and resilience of the Group’s systems and the ongoing transformation of its security controls to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving cyber security landscape. Ben also has a broader remit covering operational risk and ensuring the Group maintains a strong focus on privacy.
Ben is passionate about the possibilities of technology, and is a strong advocate for enhancing levels of trust in the digital environment. He is continually exploring opportunities for innovation, and is a strong supporter of increased cyber literacy in the community.
Prior to CBA, Ben held leadership roles in a number of the world's leading financial service providers in Australia (NAB), the United Kingdom (Deutsche Bank and UBS) and Switzerland (UBS). He has also spent six years working in various technical and liaison roles in national security and foreign intelligence.
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