GOVERNMENT & PRIVATE SECTOR - Working Together for Cybersecurity Protection of Critical Infrastructure


This discussion explores how Government and the Private Sector will need to work together for the protection of Critical Infrastructure in Australia.
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The Australian Government’s Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 will see minimum cybersecurity standards applied to operators of important assets.

The Australian Government wants to extend a regulatory cybersecurity framework across 11 critical sectors and their attendant systems. The framework aims to protect key supply chains and infrastructure in the event of a serious security threat. Australia’s Cyber Security Industry Advisory Committee has warned the country needs to stay the course, investing money and resources along the way. 

This panel session will consider; 
  • The functional requirements needed for government and private operators to work together;
  • National and International cyber-attack trends on critical infrastructure;
  • System Convergence between Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT); and
  • Insights from Critical Infrastructure operators in protecting their systems.

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Meet the PANEL

Adm. (Ret) Michael S. Rogers
Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency 

Mike Rogers retired from the U.S. Navy in 2018 after nearly 37 years of naval service rising to the rank of four-star admiral. He culminated his career with a four-year tour as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency – creating the DoD’s newest combatant command and running the U.S. government’s largest intelligence organization. In those roles, he worked with the leadership of the U.S. government, the DoD and the U.S. Intelligence community as well as their international counterparts in the conduct of cyber and intelligence activity across the globe. He also assisted in the development of the national and international policy with respect to cyber, intelligence and technology – including extensive work with corporate leadership in the Finance, IT, Telecommunications and Technology sectors.

Admiral Rogers is a senior advisor to Team8, a venture group. He also speaks globally to various business and academic groups and is working internationally in the cyber and national security arenas. He is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Managements’ Public Private Initiative and a member of the advisory board of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue and NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence. He is also a member of the United States Naval Institute Board of Directors.
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Sam Grunhard, Head of the Critical Infrastructure Security Division, Australian Department of Home Affairs

Sam Grunhard is head of the Critical Infrastructure Security Division, Department of Home Affairs (Australia). In this role he coordinates Australia’s response to threats to critical infrastructure, leads industry engagement on critical infrastructure resilience, and implements Australia’s critical infrastructure and telecommunications security legislation.

Home Affairs brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs, settlement services and immigration and border-related functions, working together to keep Australia safe.

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Lani Refiti
Regional Director

Currently Australia & New Zealand Regional Director at Claroty, an industrial cybersecurity startup where he manages the Claroty business in the ANZ region. 

Lani is a specialist in the area of business technology and management consulting, amassing over 23 years experience with expertise in emerging technology adoption - IoT & A.I, cybersecurity, startups and building and leading highly successful teams. 
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Chris Cubbage

Chris Cubbage is the Director and Executive Editor for MySecurity Media, including the MySecurity Marketplace, Cyber Risk Leaders Magazine and the Australian Cyber Security Magazine. With 30 years experience, Chris is a certified security professional with a 15 years policing background.

Chris is also author of
Security Risk Management in Corporate Governance, co-author of Corporate Security in the Asia Pacific Region,  and Editor | Publisher of Cyber Risk Leaders: Global C-Suite Insights – Leadership and Influence in the Cyber Age, by Shamane Tan
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