Technological advancement has no doubt brought about greater connectivity, convenience and efficiency. However, this has come at a heavy cost - our privacy. With the global rise in cyber security incidents (2017 WannaCry incident) and the recent Facebook privacy crisis, the information security policies of businesses have been increasingly under the scrutiny of the media and their users. Concerns have also been raised regarding whether businesses have adequate cyber security infrastructure in place to protect personal and sensitive information. Cyber attacks are tangible and real and it is only a matter of "when" and not "if". In this digital age of hyper connectivity, the growing importance of privacy and cyber security is undeniable and the need for sound laws to ensure the implementation of best data protection practices is greater than ever. In addition, given the borderless nature of cyber security threats, a coordinated, cross-disciplinary and global approach to prevent and resolve cyber security matters is required. In Australia, new privacy laws - Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 have recently come into effect on 23 February 2018 mandating notification of data breaches by corporates. On the other side of the world, a new regulation in EU law - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has also come into effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive with the aim of protecting the data and privacy of all individuals within the European Union.
“Cyber Security is much more than a matter of technology . . . Human beings with a mouse, can't answer to hundreds of events per second . . . It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.”
- STEPHANE NAPPO, GLOBAL CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER AT SOCIÉTÉ INTERNATIONAL BANKING
As the cyber world and reality slowly become one, privacy laws and cyber security developments are directly relevant to our everyday lives. Legal professionals and cyber security experts need to be better equipped. This conference brings together scholars and experts from multi-disciplines to examine ways for the legal profession to collaborate with other fields to build a safe and secure cyber world.
This conference aims to:
Create a dialogue between cyber security professionals, lawyers, businesses and policy makers to build a safe and secure cyber world;
Evaluate the effectiveness of the new privacy laws in Australia;
Demystify and discover the latest cyber security threats and attack mitigation strategies & technologies on a global level
Recommend best data protection practices for businesses.
Network with delegates from the cyber security and technology sector, academics and lawyers
Hear from leading cyber security experts, academics in the legal profession and lawyers and have your questions answered by our panel of speakers
Study examples of best data protection practices for businesses and learn from successful case studies
Benefit from insights into the effectiveness of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 and GDPR (EU)
Understand how your organisation can do more to prevent cyber security incidents and improve cyber security infrastructure
Showcasing emerging tech and cyber-security startups from around the world
Provide actionable insight and practical tools that can be applied in the workplace
Engage both delegates and speakers in participative discussions
Explore the cyber security profession and the career opportunities it provides
Who should attend?
Cyber security professionals
Students (law, humanities, cybersecurity, engineering, IT)
Telstra Conference Centre Level 2, 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Global Analysis of Recent Cyber Security Incidents and Privacy Breach
Effectiveness of New Privacy Laws in Australia
General Data Protection Regulation (EU)
Comparison of Developments of International Privacy Laws
Latest Cyber Security Threats
Attack Mitigation Strategies & Advancement in Technologies
Cyber Security Startups and Innovation
Recommendations on Best Data Protection Practices for Businesses
Ethical Issues Regarding Privacy and Data Protection
Role of a Privacy/Data Protection Regulator in an Age of Big Data Analytics