1 - 2 May, 2018 | QT Hotel Canberra, Canberra, ACT

Asaf Ahmad

Chief Information Security Officer
Fire & Rescue NSW


2:10 PM Embedding Strategies to Measure Cyber Risk at Fire & Rescue NSW to Build Cyber Resilience

Cyber attacks will continuously be seen as a challenge for Government entities. The Australian Cyber Security Centre responded to more than 1400 cyber attacks on Government departments in the last financial year. With a 15% rise from the previous year in ‘cyber incidents’ in the last financial year there has never been a better time to consider approaches to mitigate such risks. Cyber security at Fire & Rescue NSW is unique in the sense that staff may be required to access technology services from a remote location due to the mobility of their work. In this session, Asaf will discuss:

  • How to review your internal controls and digital profiles to identify internal vulnerabilities and external threats
  • How to incorporate quantitative data into your risk management to improve decision-making processes
  • How to build a proactive cyber risk plan that can drive regular monitoring

1:20 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing the Digital and Cyber Landscape to Better Equip Organisations in this Digital Era

The Cyber Security Strategy was launched in 2016 as a way to promote an improved institutional cyber culture and raise awareness of cyber practice across government organisations and businesses. It is estimated that cyber attacks will leave the Australian economy exposed to a potential $16 billion damage bill over the next decade. This makes it imperative that organisations seek protection and management strategies from current and emerging digital and cyber risks. This session will explore:

  • Understanding the emerging changes within the digital and cyber landscape
  • How to implement tools and technologies to identify and respond to risks proactively
  • How to view cyber risks as an opportunity to improve risk management performance and optimise capital efficiency.


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