Young and Wise Collective (YAWC) Event

19 Oct 2017 04:00 PM
McGrathNicol, Level 12, 20 Martin Place Sydney


The RMIA Young and Wise Collective (YAWC) would like to invite you to our upcoming event being held on Thursday 19th of October at the offices of McGrathNicol located at Martin Place Sydney.

The event will be a Moderated Panel Discussion featuring guest speakers from across the risk profession. 

The speakers and topic is currently to be confirmed.

We will keep you updated in the coming weeks as the details of the event solidify.

Time: 4-6pm, Thursday 19 October, 2017
Venue: McGrathNicol Offices
Location: Level 12, 20 Martin Place Sydney 2000
Topic: Cyber Risk
Drinks and Canapes: Included

Panel Discussion: 

"IT or not IT?

The traditional view that cyber risk mitigation is limited to IT processes is somewhat outdated and inaccurate.  Cyber risk exists beyond IT and is inherently a business/operational risk.  Panellists will be encouraged to discuss how cyber risk exists in various business structures/operations and the ways in which businesses can consider devising business structures and processes so that cyber risk is minimised. 

"How do you start?

There is a common misconception that cyber risk is purely a senior issue and is solely dealt with by upper management.  As cyber risk is an operational risk- it can be dealt with and mitigated by staff across a range of different levels of seniority and divisions.  The enormity of cyber risk often sees businesses struggle when considering how to start the process of cyber risk mitigation.  Panellists will discuss the ways that businesses can employ practical procedures to build a robust organisation from a cyber risk perspective. 

As part of this discussion, we will consider the cyber risk health of companies on the ASX100 through the lens of the recently published 2017 ASX 100 Cyber Health Check Report (attached to this email).  In this report, 96 of Australias largest 100 listed companies were examined to determine if they were well placed to deal with cyber risk or alternatively, if they were vulnerable and unprepared for cyber risk mismanagement.

"The conversation in six months from now

Cyber risk management and the corresponding topics of interest and relevance are continually changing. The next six month period will be a period of considerable change for cyber risk, accelerated by the tightening of national legislation which will have significant implications for businesses and risk managers alike.  Panellists will be encouraged to discuss what they anticipate to be the impact of legislative amendments and what they predict to be the responses of businesses.  Panellists will be encouraged to discuss what issues will feature in cyber risk discussions in six months from now as a result of these outcomes and changes.


Panel Discussion Moderator - Shane Bell - Partner, Technology at McGrathNicol

Shane is a Partner of McGrathNicol with over 17 years Technology leadership and management experience.

After completing his studies in Information Technology and Management at the Australian Defence Force Academy in the mid 1990s, Shane spent 6 years on operations as an Officer in the Royal Australian Navy seeing active service on multiple occasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since leaving the Navy, he has spent the last 11 years specialising in the proactive and reactive use of technology in business, predominately focused on cyber-security, privacy, digital forensics and data driven investigations. 

Shane maintains a current NV2 Australian Government Security Clearance and works regularly with his clients in both Public and Private sectors, to consider and set strategies for persistent risks such as cyber, privacy, data protection and information risk management. Given the nature of Shane's expertise, He is also called upon regularly to help his clients manage time critical and often sensitive forensic response activities as they arise.

As a Certified Computer Examiner and member of ISACA and AISA, Shane also provides specialist assistance in a dispute advisory capacity as a technology expert; engaged regularly to provide expert opinion and evidence in court and as part of legal proceedings.

Kate Healy - Principal Cyber Security Consultant at Aleron Security

Kate is the Principal Cyber Security Consultant at Aleron. She is responsible for the Cyber Consulting group which focuses on helping clients identify and deliver change in processes and technology, reducing their business risk. I work with senior leaders, providing them timely and insightful advice regarding existing and emerging cyber security risks.

With more than 17 years’ global experience in cyber security, infrastructure, risk management and stakeholder management; Kate's skills, experience and work ethic demonstrate a well-honed
ability to balance cyber security against business objectives through strong business acumen.

Kate is a passionate security evangelist and regularly present on cyber security issues.

Andrew Bissett - Head of Advisory Asia Pacific at SAI Global

Andrew is a commercially focused Risk professional with extensive experience in Enterprise Risk Management, Group Policy Frameworks and Corporate Governance

He is highly skilled in internal audit, controls design and assessment, shared services, project management, procurement and contract management, finance and accounting, and information technology

Andrew has a solid track record in successfully delivering change within multi national organisations. He is also known for possessing a strategic mindset, delivery focused while remaining adaptable in approach.

Target Audience: This is broadly for people who have an interest and exposure to the Risk Industry whether you are new/junior staff or are new to the industry. The aim of the Young and Wise Collective (YAWC) is to be as inclusive as possible for those with any level of experience within the world of Risk.

We look forward to seeing you in October for a great evening.