Secure Utilities

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Utilities taught methods for managing data security

Utility professionals came together for the inaugural Secure Utilities event on 23 March in Melbourne where experts in data security discussed the steps that utilities should be making to ensure their organisations are protected against cyber attacks. Due to the rapid digitisation of the utility industry, security is now more important than ever before, and […]

Secure Utilities is only one week away

Secure Utilities is only one week away, but there’s still tickets available – now’s the time to ensure you’re aware of everything you need to know to stay safe in age of digitisation. What you’ll learn With a stellar lineup, including Mark Coughlin, PwC Australia’s Energy Utilities and Mining Leader, Professor Chris Leckie, Associate Director […]

Is the cybersecurity skills shortage real?

You may have heard the recent lament about a shortage of skills in the cybersecurity sector, an idea that rose to prominence in 2016. But is there actually a shortage of skills in the sector? At Secure Utilities, we have the answers. Ricki Burke, Information Security Recruiter and founder of CyberSec People, an information security […]

Guiding utilities on the path towards digitisation

As utilities move towards digitisation, Sarah Mahar is helping them understand how they’re tracking now, and what they need to do to become successful digital organisations in the future. At Secure Utilities, she’ll be sharing her experience in the field and showing utilities her tips and tricks for becoming more cyber aware. Ms Mahar, Asset […]

Secure Utilities is only two weeks away

Secure Utilities, the Melbourne event showcasing the latest ideas in data security, is only two weeks away, and with cyber attacks specifically targeting the energy sector on the rise, it can’t come soon enough for utilities. The energy industry is the most targeted private sector for cyber attacks, with the highest number of compromised systems, […]

Employees the weak link in data security

Human error is the biggest risk factor in data security breaches, with some of the most likely culprits being poor passwords, uninformed users and carelessness. As cyber attackers get more sophisticated, organisations must make appropriate preparations to limit damage. Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report found that the majority of breaches exploited human nature. The […]

Jarrod Loidl: What banks can teach utilities about cyber security

With both utilities and banks being prime targets for cyber attacks, ANZ’s Jarrod Loidl has plenty of cyber security lessons to teach utilities, and he’ll be sharing his wisdom at the Melbourne event, Secure Utilities.   Mr Loidl, Domain Lead for the Security Enablement Program at ANZ Bank, is a cybersecurity and technology risk leader […]

Creating amazing cyber security teams

With 17 years’ experience in information technology and security management between them, Rachel Zainey and Richard Sengmany know how to put together a crack cyber security team, and they’ll be sharing their expertise at the upcoming Secure Utilities.   The pair, both Principal Consultants of Governance Risk and Compliance at Enex Carbon, will be delivering […]

Defending against denial-of-service attacks

Professor Chris Leckie is fighting back against denial-of-service attacks. With over two decades’ experience researching artificial intelligence (AI) and data mining, Professor Leckie is using his expertise to improve cyber security and mitigate denial-of-service attacks, which attempt to use traffic from multiple sources to overwhelm online infrastructure and take it down. At the upcoming Secure […]

Integrating new technology with old networks

Andrew Steer has over 30 years’ experience in designing technological solutions for utilities and is using his expertise to integrate smart metering with traditional control systems, information he’ll be sharing at the Melbourne event showcasing the latest in cyber security, Secure Utilities. Mr Steer, NCC Support Manager, United Energy, has focused his career on the […]

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