Why Attend

Our Industry Advisory Council made up from leaders in the cyber security and healthcare industries who ensure the program built for this event works to solve real world cyber security challenges healthcare organisations face. Please see the industry leaders putting together the event program below.

Key Topics Covered

The unique cyber security challenges facing healthcare organisations

The key components of a strong cyber security program

How to develop a strong cyber security program on a limited budget

Future cyber security technologies such as AI and Cloud Security

How to respond to a cyber-attack to minimise damage to your organisation

Incorporating security awareness into company culture and strategy

The key legal, financial risk and insurance implications in regards to cyber attacks

Understand the cyber security reporting responsibilities to regulatory bodies

Who Should Attend

This event is aimed at those in leadership or management roles in the spaces of risk, information technology, cyber security, compliance or finance in healthcare organisations such as hospitals, health networks, aged/community care and speciality clinics.

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SUE HUNTER

Regulatory Affairs Director

Abbott Medical

Sue Hunter has been involved in medical device regulatory affairs since joining an orthopaedic company, later to become Zimmer Biomet, in 2010. Sue started her professional life as a veterinary surgeon and has previous experience in varied roles including animal health sales and marketing, as well as regulatory, quality and reimbursement roles in the medical device industry. She is currently Regulatory Affairs Director for Abbott Medical, responsible for ANZ and Canada. The Abbott Medical portfolio includes cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure products, implantable neuromodulation devices targeting pain and movement disorders, as well as coronary and endovascular stents and cardiac valve replacement products.

SIMON COWLEY

Principal Cybersecurity Officer
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria

Simon Cowley is currently a Principal Cybersecurity Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Victoria. Simon is based in the Digital Health Branch and works with the Victorian public health sector on assurance activities, cybersecurity initiatives and cyber incident response. Simon has significant experience in cybersecurity for medical devices and prior to joining DHHS, was a biomedical engineer with over 15 years of experience in healthcare technology management at public hospitals, specialising in network connected medical devices.

Katina Michael

Professor

Arizona State University

Katina Michael is a professor at Arizona State University, holding a joint appointment in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Computing, Informatics and Decisions Systems Engineering. She is also the director of the Society Policy Engineering Collective (SPEC) and the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. Katina is a Public Interest Technology advocate who emphasizes privacy and security by design. She is a pioneer in the field of the un(intended) consequences of implantable technologies with an emphasis on user design in the Internet of Things and People.

TONY KITZELMANN

Chief Information Security Officer and General Manager Australian Digital Health Agencies Cyber Security Centre

Tony Kitzelmann is the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Chief Information Security Officer and General Manager for the Agency’s Cyber Security Centre.

A strong believer that ‘cyber security is a team sport’, Tony is focussed on promoting a sustainable, resilient and holistic approach to cyber security across the digital health ecosystem. Tony leads a team of dedicated cyber security professionals who work to embed security into the design of systems and services, undertake cyber security operations functions, and promote security awareness, education and engagement.

Tony’s experience in the digital health arena is complemented by his previous work in the private sector, most recently through his role as the Senior Cyber Security Executive and Chief Information Security Officer (APAC) at Lockheed Martin for five years from 2012. In this role, he was accountable for the strategic leadership and delivery of corporate cyber security functions within the ASIA Pacific region and provided functional leadership to the various business lines in the region.

Tony is always looking to further his knowledge through new challenges working within the cyber security domain and believes that our role as leaders in this exciting field, is to challenge the status quo and look at ways in which we can shape the future and security of our respective organisations.

Tony holds numerous industry and academic qualifications and is currently studying a Masters in Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy at UNSW.

BRENDAN READ

Partner

KordaMentha

Brendan has over 15 years’ experience in forensic technology and cyber investigations. Throughout his career Brendan has performed complex forensic examinations on various digital systems for businesses, government agencies, including the health sector, for both criminal matters and civil litigation.

Brendan supports client’s internal cyber investigations to ensure they are able to identify the risk of exposure of their confidential information and meet any reporting obligations they may have to regulators.

Prior to embarking on a career in consultancy, Brendan worked with the Queensland Police Service as an appointed Detective in a variety of criminal investigation roles. He was also a founding member of the High-Tech Crime Investigation Unit where he worked alongside State, Federal and International law enforcement agencies such as the United States Secret Service in combating online organised crime.

Michael Warnock

Commercial Director
Daltrey Australia Pty Ltd

As Commercial Director, Michael’s role focuses on the continued growth and evolution of Daltrey as a leading cyber security company, supporting both public and private sectors.

Across the past 25 years Michael has gained experiences in leading operations across both local and international markets. Michael is a firm believer in the notion ‘people by from people’ and he holds this value central to all he does. Recently, also taking on a voluntary role inside AustCyber’s NSW Node to assist in mentoring aspirational students in ways to enter the cyber sector.

 

Away from the daily excitement of being a leader within the Australian Cyber Industry you will find Michael spending time with his young family on the NSW Central Coast or pounding the pavement as he is back in training for his second marathon.

RACHAEL LEIGHTON

Principal Advisor, Cyber Strategy & Engagement
Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet
Rachael is an information security evangelist, with a passion for embedding organisational change management and culture uplift into the way we think about cyber security. As Principal Advisor to the Victorian Chief Information Security Officer, her focus is on leading collaboration across Victoria’s departments and agencies, helping to assess, monitor and respond to cyber security risks, as well as engaging with Commonwealth and private sector experts to deliver a resilient and cohesive cyber security environment.

Rachael believes a culture which fosters security maturity is paramount; and her goal is to make this as holistic, engaging, seamless and effortless as possible.

PHIL O'SULLIVAN

Managing Associate
Allens Linklaters
I’m Phil O’Sullivan, a cyber security, privacy and data law specialist at Allens, a leading Australian law firm in the tech and healthcare space. I work with work with clients to implement digital transformation strategies and data strategies, advising them how to stay compliant when using data, and in the event of data loss, I help my clients to quickly and decisively manage data crisis situations and cyber threats.

I lead Allens’ eHealth group, working closely with our wider TMT and Healthcare sector groups of all aspects of privacy and data for major corporates, scale-ups and start-ups. For three years I also worked for the Australian Medical Council, advising it on data, privacy and technology issues.

DR SHANE SEABROOK

Executive Manager – Strategy
CSIRO Health and Biosecurity

Shane is currently Executive Manager of Strategy for CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity business unit. Prior to this, Shane was a Manager within CSIRO Futures, the strategic advisory arm of CSIRO. 

Shane has significant experience leading teams to deliver advice to senior stakeholders across government and industry, focused on the assessment of opportunities and challenges facing the health, medical technology and cyber security sectors. 

Shane has delivered work in collaboration with the Industry Growth Centres, Defence, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Shane has held various research roles with a focus on applied biophysics, including post-doctoral research positions at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and at the University of Amsterdam.

DR LEE WALSH

Director

Platypus Technical – Health

Dr Lee Walsh CPEng trained as an electrical and computer systems engineer and a physiology. He spent the first part of his career doing human research and has over a decade of experience designing software and equipment for human research and clinical practice.

More recently Lee worked for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), where he had several roles including Technical Lead for Digital Health in the Emerging Technology and Reform Team. In this role he led legislative reform for software and digital health, and worked with the CSIRO to produce the TGA’s Medical Device Cybersecurity Guidance.

Lee current divides his time between advising government, supporting small and medium medical device companies with their regulatory obligations, and producing physiological instruments to win motor races.

TOM CRAMPTON

Managing Director
Trusted Impact
Tom Crampton is the Managing Director and CEO of TrustedImpact, a specialised, boutique consulting firm focused exclusively in cyber security.

This experience has given Tom a wealth of factual insight into the important industry trends and practical challenges facing businesses in today’s fast moving cyber security environment.

Overall, Tom has 30 years of international management consulting, technology and P&L business leadership experience working successfully both in and with blue chip organisations across Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia.

Tom earned a Master’s degree in Business (MBA) with academic distinction from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business from The Colorado College.