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Chapter Meeting - July 2019 - Cybersecurity - Why Cyber Resilience MUST be a part of your Projects Planning Process


July 10, 2019
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
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Riff Perth
45 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6164

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Why cyber resilience should be – must be – part of your project planning process going forward.

Cyber security is a top business risk that requires board focus. This is why the Australian government has elevated it to the national agenda with a cyber security strategy.

Earlier this year in the annual Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum outlined that the number one risk of greatest concern for doing business both globally as well as regionally in the Asia Pacific, is cyber-attacks (notably, ahead of financial crises, asset bubbles, natural catastrophes and even climate change).  

The pace of change in the business environment has been increasing, characterized by rapid technological advances, seismic shifts in the geopolitical landscape and emerging sources of social instability. The growing exposure to cyber risks in this context demands that projects ensure that they don't open an organisation to exploitation, and that above all else they put a premium on delivering cyber resilient outcomes.

Mark's presentation will outline the current state of cyber risk, the 'non-negotiables' that ALL project managers need to know about cyber security, and how to ensure cyber resilience is a critical part of planning your next project.



Mark is the Head of Cyber Security for Fortescue Metals Group, leading the cyber security program to manage risk and opportunities across information technology, industrial control and operational technology environments. Fortescue operates the fastest, heavy haul railway in the world, is the first company in Western Australia to use technology to remotely control a railway from outside a region of operation and is the first company in the world to use driver-less CAT autonomous haulage technology on a commercial scale.

Mark is also an experienced Company Director and founding partner of management consulting practice Blue Zoo, with over fifteen years’ experience on cyber security, risk management and technology strategy and governance within the financial services, mining and resources, health, education, energy, utilities and government sectors, Mark understands the importance and the challenges facing project stakeholders during the highly disruptive phase of technological change organisations now face.

He has managed cyber security and technology improvement projects in the US, South America, Africa and the Asia Pacific for Fortune 500 and ASX 100 listed companies.  Leveraging this experience, he has recently co-authored the 'Cyber Security for Directors' Course for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) which is being delivered nationally to build the cyber literacy and capacity at board-level across Australia.

Mark is a past board member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), grandfathered the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications, and is a WA Business News 40-under-40 Award Winner.



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