Cyber security hot topic in Wagga


Friday 5 Jun 2015

Lock keyCyber security experts from around Australia will convene in Wagga Wagga this week at a symposium hosted by Charles Sturt University (CSU).

The Cyber Security Research Group in the University's Faculty of Business will host the third annual Cyber Security Symposium at the International Hotel in Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 June.

The symposium aims to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative ideas, research and experience with industry experts.

Topics of discussion include recent data breaches and trends in cyber security, human factors in information and communication technologies (ICTs) security, and privacy and security in health record systems.

"This year's Cyber Security Symposium will see experts from around the country come together to discuss current trends and issues, and we hope to develop ideas for solutions of current challenges that will support Australia's future cyber security," Associate Professor Dr Tanveer Zia, Associate Head of School at the University's School of Computing and Mathematics said.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Sub-Dean (Research) in the CSU Faculty of Business, Professor in Economics Mark Morrison
  • Professor at Deakin University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment,  Jemal H. Abawajy
  • Director of IT at NSW Land and Property Information, Dr Steven Woodhouse
  • Vice-President at CA Technologies, Dr Steven Versteeg
  • Director of Anti-Malware Engineering at Qualys, Dr Silvio Cesare
  • Chief Executive Officer at WebAlive, Mr Ashiq Rahman.

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Media contact: Hannah Guilfoyle, 0417 125 795

Media Note:

Please contact CSU Media for a symposium program, or to arrange interviews with Associate Professor Dr Tanveer Zia, Associate Head of School at the University's School of Computing & Mathematics. Media are invited to attend the symposium on Wednesday 10 June where interview and photo opportunities will be at 9.45am – 10.15am, 12.15pm – 1.15pm and 3.15pm – 3.45pm.

The Faculty of Business' Cyber Security Research Group aims to address the security issues that accompany the advancements in ICTs including the securing of computerised systems, web servers, networks and applications with the mission to make a significant contribution to Australia's readiness and response to the various security threats and attacks.