Industry leaders supporting cyber innovation and security at RMIT University.
The Industry Advisory Board for Cyber (IABC) is RMIT’s leading body of industry experts in the cyber sector.
The IABC is a university-wide initiative, encompassing the College of Business and Law, College of Science and Engineering, and the RMIT Activator. It aims to jointly support the RMIT University Centre for Cyber Security and Research and Innovation (CCSRI) and the RMIT Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC), along with the multitude of educational and research programs in this field.
IABC members are a dynamic group of business and technology executives/cyber professionals, who provide objective, outside-in thinking. They provide a continuous focus on core business and industry issues, or are involved in innovation and Australia’s start-up eco-system. Members are well-connected, well-credentialed leaders within their sector and nationally. They are at the cutting edge of their profession - keenly aware of organisational cyber needs, applied research, and the changing technology landscape within Australia and internationally. Representing major companies and organisations from around Australia, IABC members contribute first-hand knowledge and diverse executive perspectives regarding key industry priorities and challenges. This knowledge enables continuous refinement of RMIT strategic direction relating to Cyber Innovation and Cyber Security research.
FOUNDER, Cynch Security
"Any business still operating after the last 12 months has come to terms with the need to be digital. Zoom, cashless payments, QR codes and even single touch payroll were all future problems last year. Not anymore. Continuing to push our economy forward into our new digital normal is both necessary and appropriate, but we need to do so with cyber resilience and fitness in mind. As CEO of Cynch Security, that is wholly focused on supporting Australian businesses to grow their bottom line as well as their cyber resilience, I am looking forward to joining these important discussions."
PRESIDENT, Asia Pacific, Equinox
“While businesses are reaping the benefits of digital transformation in their daily operations, many are also exposed to cybersecurity risks and potential attacks. In a time when business continuity relies heavily on robust IT environments, it is critical for businesses to build a future-proof digital infrastructure to stay ahead and safeguard their core business. The team at Equinix, including myself, are dedicated to helping organisations digitally transform with their digital infrastructure in the new hybrid multicloud world – putting business resilience firmly in the frame.“
CO-FOUNDER & CEO, Retrospect Labs
“Cyber resilience is truly crucial to the success of an organisation's cyber security strategy- and should be a key focus for all organisations aiming to improve their cyber maturity. Cyber security underpins more and more of our modern day lives, and many of the industries and services we rely on can be disrupted by cyber means. Being able to meet the myriad of cyber threats, issues, and challenges means we need resilience across the board. Improving our readiness and ability to meet cyber related challenges head on is key to withstanding the near constant occurrence of cyber-attacks and malicious adversaries that continue to threaten our security through disruptive cyber means.”
CO-FOUNDER & CEO, Cydarm Technologies
"The complexity of the information technology and communications systems that we rely on for every aspect of society has resulted in ever-growing and evolving cyber security threats. Cyber security incidents are inevitable, and the trust in organisations will be judged not by whether they experience an incident, but by how they demonstrate resilience through the speed and effectiveness of their response."
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY,
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
“Cyber resilience is no longer an issue just for our IT teams, but for all of us. The impact of successful attacks impact our society whether it is preventing the delivery of critical infrastructure, or the loss of a corner business because of a breach. The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants to ensure that all Victorian businesses – small, medium or large - have the right skills and tools to ensure that they are resilient.”
NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY PRINCIPAL, Telstra
"Critical infrastructure providers, including Telstra, rely upon the stable and secure functioning of the internet to deliver essential services in Australia and populations across the world. As the interconnectedness of our technologies and society continues to grow, we need to take a resilient approach to protecting our collective infrastructure."
CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, RMIT University
“I am a strong believer that business resilience (ie, Cybersecurity, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning) are fundamental to the protection and business enablement of any organisation.”
HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS AND PROGRAMS, TechForGood
"Cyber resilience contingency plans, strategy, tools, knowledge, and leadership are fundamental elements for any organization which respects its stakeholders"
PRINCIPAL, Wise Law
"Cyber resilience begins with understanding. Understand that the cyber tools you use every day can cause you and your family harm. Put in place your own practices and habits that reduce your risk. This is not a topic just for 'technical people', politicians and companies. This is urgently personal to every Aussie."
TEAM LEADER, Human Centric Security at CSIRO’s Data61’s Software and Computational Systems’ program
"Cyber resilience is the ability to bounce back to a new and stable normal after a cyber event. These events are going to happen, it is no longer a matter of if but rather of when, and we need to be as best prepared as possible to make sure that we, as organisations and as individuals, come out stronger on the other side"
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER at Curious Thing - a Conversational AI company
CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER - UniSuper
VICE PRESIDENT, REGIONAL CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER- Asia Pacific & Japan at Palo Alto Networks
CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER- Superchoice
Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.