Jo has over 25 years’ experience in the IT field, some of which were spent as CIO in the utilities, as Group CIO in the tourism space and as a Group CISO in the health services arena. She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management. She specialises in consulting in risk and technology issues with a particular emphasis on governance and security in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across several industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, manufacturing, tertiary education, retail and government.
Jo has chaired a number of ISACA’s international committees including the Board Audit & Risk Committee, Leadership Development and Professional Influence & Advocacy. She served as an Elected Director on ISACA’s international Board of Directors for seven years and was the founder of its global women’s leadership initiative, SheLeadsTech.
Because of her involvement with ISACA and the SheLeadsTech programme and her rural background, Jo was selected from a large number of candidates to be one of only two non-government delegates and was invited to join the official
Australian Government delegation to the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) held in New York in March 2018. She has spoken on Capitol Hill during a Day of Advocacy designed to bring tech leaders together in one place to discuss issues related to women in tech leadership and then to meet with Congress representatives and Senator’s offices. Jo has had an award established in her honour to recognise her outstanding leadership and commitment to increasing the representation of women in technology leadership and the tech workforce more broadly. The inaugural ISACA Oceania Jo Stewart-Rattray Award was awarded in September 2018.
The hardest thing a chief information security officer ever has to do is to convince the business that security is there to be both an enabler and to protect the organisation, its employees and products using the right tools, education and collaboration. Collaboration and co-operation are essential, as is forming a strong relationship with colleagues from across the business, the board and the risk and assurance committee to ensure security is seen as an enabler to the market context in which the business operates. This often includes educating those at the highest level within the organisation using diplomacy and understanding. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the business model for information security, as well as hearing about practical, pragmatic approaches to positioning security as an enabler in a range of industry settings, from healthcare to heavy manufacturing and high-end tourism.
Cybereason is the leader in endpoint protection, offering endpoint detection and response, next-generation antivirus, managed monitoring and IR services. Founded by elite intelligence professionals born and bred in offense-first hunting, Cybereason gives enterprises the upper hand over cyber adversaries. The Cybereason platform is powered by a custom-built in-memory graph, the only truly automated hunting engine anywhere. It detects behavioural patterns across every endpoint and surfaces malicious operations in an exceptionally user-friendly interface. Cybereason is privately held and headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo.
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Cloudflare, Inc. (@cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month, which is nearly 10 percent of all Internet requests worldwide. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world's 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, Washington, D.C., London, Munich, Beijing, and Singapore.
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Popcorn Training - a KnowBe4 company create high quality, engaging and effective security awareness videos, games and interactive learning modules.
All content is locally produced and available on KnowBe4's award-winning training and simulated phishing platform.
KnowBe4, whose mission it is to help organisations manage the ongoing problem of social engineering are a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for security awareness.
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SensePost is part of Orange Cyberdefense, Europe's largest managed security, threat detection and threat intelligence services provider. SensePost is it’s elite consulting arm, renowned for its expertise, 18 year track record and innovation on the frontlines of cybersecurity.
With team members that include some of the world's most preeminent cybersecurity experts, SensePost has helped governments and blue-chip companies both review and protect their information security and stay ahead of evolving threats. SensePost is also a prolific publisher of leading research articles and tools on cybersecurity which are widely recognised and used throughout the industry and feature regularly at industry conferences including BlackHat and DefCon.
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Magix Security delivers comprehensive and trusted Cybercrime Defense and Detection solutions and services to address, manage, and contain the risks of financial losses and reputational damage arising from the misuse of applications, or other IT information assets, by employees and/or third parties.
Checkmarx is the global leader in software security solutions for modern enterprise software development. Checkmarx delivers the industry’s most comprehensive software security platform that unifies with DevOps and provides static and interactive application security testing, SCA and developer AppSec training to reduce and remediate risk from software vulnerabilities.
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Securicom provides best in industry cloud-based Managed IT Security Services to address the increasing security threats that businesses find themselves contending with.
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Telspace Systems provides security assessment services to organisations in order to make organisations as unattractive to cybercriminals as possible thus reducing their cyber security risk. Our main goal is to provide high quality services to organisations and to add value. Services include Application Assessments (web, mobile and thick), Social Engineering, Attack and Penetration Testing, Infosec Training and Advisory (consulting).
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Wolfpack provides specialist information and cyber threat consulting, training & awareness services to governments and organisations in Africa and pro bono incident support to victims of cyber attacks.
Please visit www.wolfpackrisk.com