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Cyber Security in the 21st Century

  • 20 Nov 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Findex, 16/120 Edward St Brisbane City, 4000
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Cyber Security in the 21st Century

Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce, with event partner Findex

No organisation is immune to cybercrime, meaning that all need to make IT security a top priority.

Cyber security is the “corporate terrorism” of our time. Data protection, endpoint, cloud, infrastructure, etc etc

As a business, how do I feel protected while just getting on with what I do?

As cyber-criminals continue to threaten to compromise the integrity of data for different entities - both government and non government organisation, cyber experts need to outsmart them keeping up to date with the latest tactics hackers are employing in the field.

What is the latest in innovations in technology that will impact cyber security?

Join our panel of experts and discuss Cyber Security in the 21st century.

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Simon White
Chief Executive Officer
Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce - QLD

Simon White is the Chief Executive Officer of Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce- QLD. Simon has extensive experience in management, marketing & expertise in facilitating events & trade missions that promote a high level of engagement between delegates, relevant in-country industry leaders and government.
He is also the MD of WhiteCorp International which is dedicated to International Market Development within the Asian Pacific market. Simon is a board member of Gold Coast Innovation Hub and four tech startups in Australia. He most recently was the COO of Content Security, one of Australia’s largest cyber service companies.


Scott Reid
Smart and Connected Networks Director
Riot Solution Queensland

Scott is the director of Smart and connected networks for Riot Solution Queensland. Prior  to this Scott held many senior executive position in his 17 year career at Cisco Systems  including National lead of public sector digitisation, National Lead of Healthcare and Regional Manager of Cisco Systems responsible for its entire operations in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea. A seasoned ICT executive, Scott has over 27 years’ experience in the ICT industry in Queensland and has held management roles with national and international companies such as Dell Computer Systems and Volante. He previously owned and operated a large local ICT firm, Silicon Data.
Scott is dedicated to ensuring the ICT industry’s participation in social responsibility and continues to be a strong advocate for the industry.
A consistent theme has been his dedication to ensuring the ICT industry participation in social responsibility, and he continues to be a strong advocate for the Industry. His personal areas of expertise include Healthcare and Education, and he has been a thought leader for the concept of Smart Connected Communities and Intelligent Urbanisation.

Bridget Davidson
Regional Sales Manager
Forescout Technologies

Bridget has been involved in the security industry for the past decade and is proud to have worked with a number of Queensland’s most recognisable organisations.  Currently representing global cyber security leader, ForeScout Technologies as their Regional Manager for Queensland and Northern Territory, she understands the business requirements that underpin the need for an organisation to have a stronger, more resilient security posture; and aligns those requirements to a technical solution.
Forescout helps organisations reduce the risk of a security breach or incident, increases compliance and staff productivity with their agentless device visibility and control platform; and Bridget is responsible for driving revenue growth, building and developing the channel partner network, and developing the overall business strategy for these regions. 
With a number of females in senior leadership roles in ICT in Queensland and a keen advocate of women in technology, Bridget also actively facilitates opportunities for these women to network and build relationships outside of their immediate environments.

Tony Barnes, MBA, M.InfoSec, CISSP, MAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Cyber Research Group

Tony Barnes is CEO of Brisbane-based Cyber Research Group which provides a range of specialist cyber security services to Global customers seeking to reduce cyber risk and rapidly improve the security posture of their organisations.
He is an independent Non-Executive Director of WEL Networks, a large electricity distribution business in central New Zealand with more than $1bln in assets under management supplying electricity to more than 100,000 homes and businesses, and Independent Non-Executive Director of Ultrafast Fibre, which owns the fibreoptic broadband network currently being rolled out in central North Island, New Zealand. Ultrafast Fibre is rolling out Fibre-to-the-Premise connectivity to 200,000 homes and businesses and delivering connectivity which is among the fastest and cheapest in the OECD countries. He is a member of the innovation and technology committees of both companies.
Tony has 30 years of business experience in utilities, media, HR services, software development and cyber security with more than half of that in senior executive leadership positions.
He has previously served as CEO of London Stock Exchange-listed smart metering pioneer BGlobal PLC, Managing Director of utility market software company Utilisoft, CEO of electricity retail service platform provider Multibill Corporation and COO of ASX-listed HR services Group Chandler Macleod Group.
Tony holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), a Master’s in Information Systems Security (M.InfoSec), holds the ISC2’s Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP) qualification and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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