Going Beyond the Essential Eight to Secure Citizen Data

24 October 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Melbourne | Thales
  • Days

Complimentary for FSI Executives

This closed-door session will connect a group of 10-12 Victorian Public sector leaders to discuss the theme: “Going Beyond the Essential Eight to Secure Citizen Data”, with Anthony Bodin and Anthea Kapa, Thales Group.

Guests will share ideas, learnings and current challenges and successes across Victorian Public sector data, IT and security programs, taking into consideration the below questions and discussion points: 

Discussion points 

  • Whilst Essential Eight compliance is regarded as a cornerstone of protecting citizen data against various cyber threats, is it adequate? 
  • What other pragmatic mitigation strategies could and should be employed in the context of “The Privacy and Data Protection Act?” 
  • Given the resourcing challenges organisations face, what strategies can be employed to right-size, attract and retain personal to meet these challenges? 
  • What are the potential implications of AI and have we seen any indications it is being used in a beneficial or adversarial manner? 
  • What actions can we immediately take to secure data in a cloud first world? 
  • Ensuring security needs are met when decentralising into virtual environments.  
  • Navigating significant issues associated with the unprecedented speed of digitisation in agile methodologies and DevOps.  
  • Plugging the skills gap: immediate and short-term alternative solutions to move toward long-term needs.   

ModeratorAnthony Bodin, Thales Group

Anthony Bodin brings a unique perspective to Cyber Security having co-founded one of Australia’s first Internet Service Providers to being a co-founder and director of the ASX listed ITE, which developed Australia’s largest share trading platform and numerous start-ups. In this time, he has seen the evolution of Cybersecurity, when Firewalls represented the core cybersecurity investment to the current landscape where having depth and breadth of capability are essential for any data dependent organisation looking to embed data security 

Anthea Kapa, Thales Group

Anthea has more than twenty years in IT experience providing solutions to complex problems amongst multiple industries, helping organisations transform the way they deploy, manage and use applications to drive their business.  

 Her experience and background has fundamentally helped her understand where her true passion is: Technology and People. In today’s digital world, and with an increase in Cyber Attacks, Anthea has a strong focus assisting organisations who are data dependent with their sensitive data to overcome their challenges and to deliver great user experiences. 

Details: Reservations are strictly limited and reserved for Public Sector Employees Only, please enquire below for further details. All food and beverage is complimentary. Chatham House Rule apply.

For delegate enquiries:
Benjamin Harris
Delegate Acquisition Manager
T: +61 2 8484 0945