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Presentation & Panel 11.55am - 12.45pm

Secure and interconnected ecosystems should be the aim of all applications, and this includes the physical infrastructure platforms on which they run.

Incorporating digital identity into business software can promote increased security and enable improved efficiency and productivity. But are certain modes of identity more secure and fit-for-purpose than others, for example; authentication keys, voice or facial recognition? Can technology recognise and reconcile the same person or entity from multiple authenticated identities?

With Open Data and the more open sharing of personal data sets, the concept of Secure must also encompass information transmission from source to destination, cyber security, data integrity and privacy, and consumer data rights. 

In this session, we will be discussing the multiple considerations that are important today, and in the future, to create environment that are Secure By Design - rather than reactive to system vulnerabilities. 

About the Speakers

Dr Surya Nepal Data61Dr Surya Nepal, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Data61
Dr Surya Nepal is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Data61. He has been with CSIRO since 2000 and currently leads the distributed systems security group compromising of 15 staff and 50 PhD students. His main research focus is on the development and implementation of technologies in the area of distributed systems (including cloud, IoT and edge computing) and social networks, with a specific focus on security, privacy and trust. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications to his credit. He is a member of the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, IEEE Transaction on Dependable and Secure Computing, and Frontiers of Big Data- Security Privacy and Trust. He is currently a theme leader of Cybersecurity Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), a national initiative in Australia. Dr Nepal also holds an honorary professor position at Macquarie University and conjoint faculty position at UNSW.


Geoff Fouhy Inland Revenue Department Geoff Fouhy, Contact Centre Subject Matter Expert - Inland Revenue Department, New Zealand Government
Geoff is a Contact Centre Subject Matter Expert at Inland Revenue (NZ), where Geoff designs and develops processes, systems and services to minimise customer and staff effort, while delivering a high-quality customer experience in Natural Language Speech IVR, integrations with IRs core system (START), Voice Biometrics and seamless IVR to Desktop call delivery. 

Geoff has helped deliver and enhance IR's world leading Voice Biometric implementation and help design its seamless integration into customer interactions.

Sarah Leahy Nine Entertainment Co

Sarah Leahy, Security Operations Analyst, Nine Entertainment Co
Sarah Leahy is a Security Operations Analyst at Nine. The Nine group's diverse environment has a unique data landscape that requires rails, not roadblocks. Applying a tailored, risk aligned approach focusing on reputation, and business continuity, part of the challenge is finding the balance between security, optimal business outcome, and operational functionality. Prior to Nine, Sarah completed a Bachelor of Justice (Policing), and a Master of Information Technology (Security). 

Phil Rodrigues AWS

Phil Rodrigues, Principal Security Solutions Architect, AWS
Phil Rodrigues is a Principal Security Solutions Architect for AWS based in Sydney, Australia. He works with AWS's largest customers to improve their security, risk and compliance in the cloud. Phil is a frequent speaker at AWS and cloud events across Australia. Prior to AWS he worked for over 18 years in Information Security in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific, for example as an Information Operations Specialist in the US Army, as a Penetration Tester on Wall Street and as the regional Vice President for a global Managed Security Provider. 

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