AWSN Melbourne March 2020 Event

Date And Time

Thu., 5 March 2020

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT



Level 5

4 Freshwater Place

Southbank, VIC 3006

About this Event

Hear from Sarah Young : Hanging on the telephone: hacking VoIP

Before security, Sarah spent a decent amount of her career deploying VoIP systems. In this talk, Sarah details some of the ways that VoIP systems can be hacked and used for nefarious purposes.

Sarah is an Azure Security Architect working for Microsoft. Allegedly she lives in Melbourne but is more likely to be found in airport lounges across Asia. Sarah loves cloud, Kubernetes and container security and spends most of her time telling people how to do it better and generally nerding about tech things. She has spoken about various aspects of security at conferences across the world.

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Hear from Mitra Minai : The importance of an equal and inclusive culture in the workplace

Mitra is currently Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Healthscope. She is in Charge of defining and implementing Healthscope’s Security and Data Privacy strategy and roadmap to uplift the Security posture of the Organisation and deliver effective Information Security and Data Privacy solutions and services across the Enterprise.

Mitra is a recognised leader in Technology, Data and Cyber Security controls transformation, successfully defining and implementing Centre of Excellence Technology and Cybersecurity functions across a multitude of industries, including some of the major International and Australian Banks. Mitra has been a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders including Board of Directors, Risk and Audit Committees, delivering effective governance and insights for effective investment and decision making.

Mitra joined the ISACA Melbourne Chapter Board over 15 years ago and is also ISACA’s lead liaison to the International Standards Organisation (ISO), working with International experts on the uplift of standards such as AS/NZS 31000 Risk Management, ISO/IEC 38500 IT Governance and ISO 27001/2 Information Security standards.

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Networking 5.15pm, event starts 5.30pm.

Please join us for the event, light refreshments will be provided.





Calling for Nominations – Board Positions

ISACA Melbourne Chapter is seeking nominations for the following vacant positions:

  • Treasurer (Board position)
  • Professional Development Director (Board position)
  • Marketing & Communications Director (Board position)
  • Academic Relations Coordinator (non-Board position)


Please consider nominating yourself or another business technology professional for consideration for any of the above roles.

Term of Office:

The Board members shall be elected for a term of two years, or until their successors are elected and assume office, or until they resign or are removed from office.  The term of office shall begin at the close of the AGM at which they are elected.    No Board member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same Chapter office.

Eligibility Rules:

  • S/he has been a continuous member of ISACA for a minimum of 3 years and a member of Melbourne Chapter.
  • S/he must have renewed their membership for the year 2020.
  • S/he holds at least one ISACA certification in good standing.
  • S/he demonstrates professional and/or commercial contacts and can leverage them for ISACA’s benefit.
  • S/he demonstrates executive temperament.
  • S/he must be willing to commit time to ISACA Melbourne Chapter. The ISACA Melbourne Chapter Board meets on a monthly basis. Board members are required to attend all of the 12(+/-) meetings per year and commit up to 15 hours per month to their responsibilities. Further, attendance at Regional Chapter meetings and participation at annual Chapter Conference may be required.
  • S/he is expected to be flexible to take up any other vacant Board positions that may be available at the expiry of the two year term period.
  • For the post of Treasurer, s/he must have financial accounting background and/or accounting experience. If you apply for this position, please indicate your experience.
  • Preferences will be given to sub-committee members (and/or those members that have shown an ongoing commitment to ISACA Melbourne chapter).
  • Members of the Nominating Committee may not nominate individuals nor write endorsement letters.


Board members are required to attend all monthly Board meetings.   Our expectation is that elected Board members attend no less than 70% of scheduled meetings.  Leave of absence should be obtained from a meeting in cases where a director is unable to attend that meeting. Where a director is absent without leave from three consecutive meetings, the Board may, at its discretion, remove that director from office.


Gender Diversity:

The gender imbalance in the professions we serve results from of a complex set of structural and cultural issues that are incompatible with the values of the tech industry – innovation, creativity, and diversity of thought.  Our global reach of engaged professionals provides ISACA with a unique position to effect change as we address the deficit in gender diversity.  As an industry-leading organization that serves tech professionals around the world, we believe now is the time to focus on putting an end to gender inequality.


Our current Melbourne Chapter Board has only one female Board member.  ISACA Global has mandated that we should have at least 30% representation of women on the Chapter Board (and potentially more as we move forward).   Women cannot be left behind.  By supporting future and current female leaders, women can become embedded in every part of the global tech economy.  The Board aims to adhere to the direction provided by ISACA Global and we encourage female members to apply.


Roles & Responsibilities:

The roles and responsibilities for each of the vacant positions are as follows:


  1. Treasurer:
  • Be custodian of Chapter funds;
  • Receive and disburse such funds of the Chapter as shall be required in the conduct of its affairs and the carrying on of its activities or as directed by the Chapter Board;
  • Remit dues to the Association as required;
  • Submit a written report at each regular meeting;
  • In concert with the President, authorise expenditures from, or transfers of funds from/to, the Chapter US dollar credit account held at the Association;
  • Submit annual financial statements for presentation to the membership at the annual general meeting;
  • Submit books and records for audit when required;
  • File any and all tax forms required;
  • Be responsible for the preparation, after consulting with the other Officers of the Chapter, of an annual budget to be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval prior to the beginning of the financial year to which the budget is applicable;
  • Maintain/supervise the books and financial records of the chapter. All monies due and payable to the Chapter from any source shall be received by the Treasurer and deposited to the credit of the Chapter in banks, and other depositories designated by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping proper account of all such monies received by and disbursed on behalf of the Chapter and of all records in connection therewith;
  • Be primarily responsible for the custody of all funds of the chapter; and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.


  1. Professional Development Director:
  • Develop, with help/guidance from the Chapter Board, topic lists and annual education budget for submission to the Chapter Board;
  • Coordinate professional development activities with other Board Members;
  • Arrange and recommend interesting, informative topics that will contribute to the personal and professional growth of the membership:
    1. Draws on chapter members to present, participate on a panel discussion and/or hold a workshop;
    2. Identifies programs that are professionally demanding and aimed at the needs of beginner, intermediate and/or advanced professionals.
  • Identify speakers or panel/workshop leaders for each meeting;
    1. Locates speakers from other chapters and/or other organizations (e.g., federal law enforcement, police departments, professional organizations, local companies, local employers);
    2. Collects biographical information about the speaker for use during his/her introduction;
    3. Manages all speaker arrangements (i.e., travel, hotel, presentation materials);
    4. Works with arrangements committee to ensure that any special equipment required by the speaker(s) is available;
    5. Provides a minimumof one “standby” program for the current year in the event of an emergency/no show.
  • Work with appropriate individual(s) to coordinate registration for meetings;
  • Build a library of program topics, course materials and speakers;
  • Survey members to determine topics of interest;
  • Distribute and collect evaluation forms at appropriate meetings and provides a report of the results to the Chapter Board;
  • Coordinate with the Treasurer, as appropriate, to obtain a gift, honorarium or fee for the speaker(s);
  • Send letter of thanks to the speaker(s);
  • Maintain a record of monthly meetings and attendees, as retention of such is crucial when a certification holder in the chapter is audited and needs to verify his/her attendance;
  • Provide biographical material of all speakers to the webmaster for publication on the chapter web site; and
  • Perform other duties as pertain to this office.


  1. Marketing & Communications Director:
  • Conduct general marketing and publicity of the Chapter, all ISACA Certifications, COBIT (including all other ISACA/ITGI frameworks/ models), the Association, and any other new initiative;
  • Coordinate initiatives involving partnerships and alliances;
  • Acquire any required marketing materials from ISACA Global as authorised by the Chapter Board;
  • Formulate marketing strategy (annual) in conjunction with the board;
  • Exercise general policy control and direction of any mail-out kits, publications, editorial or advertising which the Chapter may issue, authorise or sponsor under the direction of the Chapter Board;
  • Identify and use other means of disseminating information about events and the chapter, where appropriate:
    • Notifies chapter members and other interested parties of chapter events;
    • Responsible for all internal chapter communications, including, but not limited to, the publication of a monthly newsletter;
    • Distribute copies of publicity appearances to members of the chapter and ISACA Global, as appropriate;
    • Encourage local press coverage of chapter activities.
  • Perform other duties as pertaining to this office.


  1. Academic Relations Coordinator:
  • Serve as the liaison to local colleges and universities;
  • Creates relationships with university and college contacts:
    • Arrange meetings with appropriate professors, including those in accounting, computer science, business, information systems, management, etc.;
    • Meet with accounting and/or information systems student groups;
  • Contact professors and instructors to promote ISACA and forwards contact information to ISACA;
  • Use materials provided by ISACA in giving presentations to students and professors on ISACA including the Model Curriculum, all ISACA certifications, COBIT, etc.


Submission Deadline:

All nominees must submit the following required documents by Friday, 21 February 2020 to for the Board Nomination Committee’s consideration:


Study Sessions – Certifications

ISACA Melbourne Chapter Board will be conducting FREE Study Sessions to assist members preparing for the Certifications Exam.

This is an opportunity to augment preparation for the exam.  The course will supplement the study program followed by the candidates through knowledge sharing, review of questions along with tips and strategies for passing the examination.

The details of the CISM Study Sessions are as follows:

Dates:  18 February, 25 February and 3 March

Time:  5:00pm to 7:00pm

Venue:  Level 6, 161 Collins Street, Melbourne (Come to Level 6, IOOF Reception and register as “Visitor – Visiting Ashutosh Kapse”)

Accredited Trainer:  Ashutosh Kapse


The details of the CRISC Study Sessions are as follows:

Dates:  24 February, 2 March, 16 March and 23 March

Time:  5:00pm to 7:00pm

Venue:  Level 6, 161 Collins Street, Melbourne (Come to Level 6, IOOF Reception and register as “Visitor – Visiting Ashutosh Kapse”)

Accredited Trainers:  Ashutosh Kapse & Zahir Ali Quettawala


The details of the CISA Study Sessions are as follows:

Dates:  18 February, 25 February, 4 March, 11 March & 17 March

Time:  5:00pm to 7:00pm

Venue:  CAANZ, Level 18 (David Hey Room), Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Accredited Trainer:  Zahir Ali Quettawala & Joseph Spiteri


If you have not registered earlier, and are interested in attending any of the CISA, CISM or CRISC Study Sessions, please register using the form below.