Quantum Victoria Cyber Expert Virtual Workshops
Students engage in a 1 hour Virtual Workshop showcasing Cyber Experts from different fields highlighting the journey that each took and a typical day in their roles.
These workshops illustrate the importance, relevance and opportunities that a Cyber Security pathway provides for students who are interested in pursuing a career in this field.
You can participate live on the day from 10 am -11am using Microsoft Teams. We also provide an opportunity for schools to access the workshop recording if this date and time doesn’t suit. The video recording can be shared with students during class, lunchtime STEAM club, or whenever you like!
These workshops will feature experts with experience in both the offensive and defensive sides of Cyber Security and a range of roles in between.
Upcoming dates for 2024
Product Security Engineer - Atlassian
Peter is currently working as a Product Security Engineer at Atlassian. He started his cyber security career with several years in penetration testing and really loves breaking company infrastructure. His hobbies include working on cars, hacking cars, and reading sci-fi books.
Application Security Specialist - Australia Post
Avital is an Application Security Specialist at AusPost. She has 4 years of experience in cyber security and penetration testing and has worked across a range of industries including banking, government and health. Along with Peter, she was part of RMIT's cyber security club RISC's leadership team while at university.
CyberCX Senior Security Consultant & Penetration Tester
Max is a penetration tester within CyberCX’s Security Assurance and Testing team. Max was a late comer to the industry, with a previous career in the Army before finding his passion for hacking and moving into cyber security. Max has hacked into critical national infrastructure, state government departments, telecommunication and utilities companies, and banks and universities. Max has run training workshops on internal network infrastructure compromise as well as discrete and secure communication methods for hostile environments.
CyberCX Principal Security Consultant & Penetration Tester
K.S is a penetration tester within CyberCX's Security Assurance and Testing team. K.S has led and performed numerous engagements/projects, including web application security assessments, red teaming exercises, thick/thin application assessments and network infrastructure assessments (both internal and external network) across numerous industry verticals: Banking & Capital Markets, Telecommunications, Travel & Tourism, Government & Public Service and Power & Utilities. K.S is also highly experienced in testing embedded devices such as ATMs, IoT devices, SCADA systems and speed cameras. As a technical lead in the team, K.S has conducted multiple full day internal training workshops including Software Defined Radio (SDR), Enterprise Wireless Network Assessment and Hardware Hacking.
Head of Information Security and Cyber Resilience, Endeavour Energy
Gijo’s mission is to make the cyber world safe and secure by educating people and transforming businesses by developing high-value frameworks, strategies and intelligent security controls. Gijo has an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and industry recognised security certifications like CRISC, CISM and CISSP. In the last 22 years, he has delivered complex and transformational technology and cybersecurity programs with high performing teams in a range of industries across Europe, Australia and Asia.
Atlassian - Platform Security Engineer
Abhi helps keep Atlassian’s digital infrastructure secure from the online nasties. He has a background in electronics engineering, biology, forensics and computer science. After being involved in the cyber security club of University of Melbourne (MISC), he started his career in offensive security as a penetration tester for banks and the government. He now focuses on securing the application and cloud platform of a large software engineering organisation.
Fun fact: he hates passwords - feel free to ask him why!
Block/Afterpay – Security Engineer
Alex first got into cyber security by trying to hack/cheat at video games. He now puts his talents to good use as a Security Engineer at Afterpay. He has traversed many fields of IT, from technical support at his high school to cyber security in global companies. He is always learning and exploring new things, and loves sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for all things offensive security and security automation with the world.
Commercial Leader and State Sales Manager, Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd
Marleese’s career spans over 20 years in the ICT industry, across sales, operations and channel leading Public Sector, Commercial and Enterprise sectors across IBM and Cisco. During this time, Marleese built and sold a successful start-up in the transport industry. Students will have an opportunity to hear about the journey that led Marleese to a career in Cyber Security and what a typical day looks like.
Business Development Manager, Security Solutions Architect, Technology, Strategy Governance, Risk & Compliance, Security Management
Thomas’s work involves improving the security of customer businesses that span across diverse industries and with complex regulatory requirements. Students will have an opportunity to hear about the journey that led Thomas to a career in Cyber Security and what a typical day looks like.
National Cybersecurity Advisor, Security and Trust Office
Simon has 24 years’ experience in the Information Security Industry. He is based in Sydney, Australia, and is a Cybersecurity expert working in Cisco’s Security and Trust Organisation (STO), whose mission is to ensure Cisco meets its security and privacy obligations to their customers, regulators, employees, and other stakeholders. Students will have an opportunity to hear about the journey that led Simon to a career in Cyber Security and what a typical day looks like.
Cisco Cyber Security Architect
Corien is Cisco’s Cybersecurity Architect, APJC Centre of Excellence and the Global Co-lead Cisco Woman in Cyber. Corien started her career as a technology law specialist within the telecommunication space and soon fell in love with Data Privacy and the legal structures governing Cyber Crime. In her career, Corien specialised in Cybercrime legislation and Data privacy while representing large multinational on these matters. She has been involved in the writing of legislation in this regard as well as consulting to Africa Union and Interpol on issues relating to Cybercrimes and privacy.
Cisco ANZ Cyber Security Solutions Architect
Matt is an architect within Cisco’s Security and Trust Organisation (STO), with the core missions to: protect Cisco from cyber threat, protect Cisco products through Cisco’s Trustworthy Systems program, and help protect Cisco customers. Matt is focused on enabling a broad range of initiatives under these missions for ANZ including sharing Cisco’s own cyber security experiences and practices with customers.