Swoose chairing and speaking at Public Sector Digital Transformation Officers Summit 2017

Swoose was invited to chair the conference and also speak on the topic "Cybersecurity as an enabler"

Improved understanding of cyber security has allowed teams to collaborate more securely and more effectively. It is important to think of cyber security as a plus, not a minus. It is an enabler for creating change and a means of better using ICT to improve efficiency and productivity. In this session, Milton will draw on his experience of public and private sector projects, including NSW Public Transport Ticketing System (Opal Card) to discuss:
  • Identifying where the risks are and how to mitigate them;
  • Information Security strategy and implementation; and
  • Undertaking technical reviews to gain certifications.

The 2017 Theme is "Innovation in Delivery"

A digital transformation strategy will never be complete, it is a journey, not a destination. Business priorities are in a continual state of flux and as fast as systems and policies are developed - new technologies arrive and new projects are created. However, the one constant of this environment is the requirement to continually innovate to improve service delivery. To advance your understanding of the key issues we have invited top Public Sector digital leaders and experts in digital and technology focused roles to share advice and insights on innovation and strategy.

More conference information may be found at http://liquidlearninggroup.com/documents/PSDS0417A/PSDS0417A_C1.pdf

Swoose lecturing at Macquarie University

Milton Baar, Cybersecurity Director, is teaching at Macquarie University as an Adjunct Lecturer for 2017. In this capacity, Milton will be lecturing the following courses for the Department of Computing:

ITEC803 - Advanced Topics in Networking. This unit aims to address various advanced aspects of networking, particularly the current and emerging research topics in network. The focus will be on material drawn from the recent research literature. Topics include but are not limited to label switching, VPN architectures, Inter-domain routing, advanced multicast routing models, traffic engineering, congestion control, quality of service, and multimedia networks. The unit consists of lecture, reading, discussion and assignment components. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2017/Units/PGUnit/ITEC803

ITEC854 - Information Security Management. This course teaches post-graduate students the practical aspects of Information Security Management and is a core subject in the post-graduate course. The 13 week course as a practical exercise, introducing students to ISO27001 and other frameworks including COBIT, PCIDSS, Sarbanes Oxley and ISM3. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2017/Units/PGUnit/ITEC854

Swoose lecturing at Macquarie University

Milton Baar, Cybersecurity Director, is teaching at Macquarie University as an Adjunct Lecturer for 2016. In this capacity, Milton will be lecturing the following courses for the Department of Computing:

ITEC803 - Advanced Topics in Networking. This unit aims to address various advanced aspects of networking, particularly the current and emerging research topics in network. The focus will be on material drawn from the recent research literature. Topics include but are not limited to label switching, VPN architectures, Inter-domain routing, advanced multicast routing models, traffic engineering, congestion control, quality of service, and multimedia networks. The unit consists of lecture, reading, discussion and assignment components. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2016/Units/PGUnit/ITEC803

ITEC854 - Information Security Management. This course teaches post-graduate students the practical aspects of Information Security Management and is a core subject in the post-graduate course. The 13 week course as a practical exercise, introducing students to ISO27001 and other frameworks including COBIT, PCIDSS, Sarbanes Oxley and ISM3. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2016/Units/PGUnit/ITEC854

Swoose lecturing at Macquarie University

Milton Baar, Cybersecurity Director, is teaching at Macquarie University as an Adjunct Lecturer for 2015. In this capacity, Milton will be lecturing the following courses for the Department of Computing:

ITEC803 - Advanced Topics in Networking. This unit aims to address various advanced aspects of networking, particularly the current and emerging research topics in network. The focus will be on material drawn from the recent research literature. Topics include but are not limited to label switching, VPN architectures, Inter-domain routing, advanced multicast routing models, traffic engineering, congestion control, quality of service, and multimedia networks. The unit consists of lecture, reading, discussion and assignment components. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2015/Units/PGUnit/ITEC803

ITEC854 - Information Security Management. This course teaches post-graduate students the practical aspects of Information Security Management and is a core subject in the post-graduate course. The 13 week course as a practical exercise, introducing students to ISO27001 and other frameworks including COBIT, PCIDSS, Sarbanes Oxley and ISM3. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2015/Units/PGUnit/ITEC854

Swoose speaking at the Fifth Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Conference

Swoose spoke at the Fifth Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Conference held at Massey University in Auckland, NZ.

The presentation was titled: Management Approach to Non-Technical Cybersecurity Standards - or “How can I pass the buck and avoid the blame at the same time?”

The content of the presentation was later featured in an extensive interview by Nathan Smith, published in The National Business Review (https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/calls-mandatory-reporting-cyber-attacks-computers-166015). Other sections of the interview featured in a later article, https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/cyber-attack-risk-business-very-frightening-2015-ns-p-168077. Both articles are behind a pay-wall.