Oceania CACS 2018

Have you registered to attend the 40th ISACA’s Oceania CACS Conference to be held on 3-4 September 2018?


Use promo code “CACS200” to save $200 off the current price.

This conference will bring together a high calibre of local and international keynote speakers, numerous panels and unparalleled networking opportunities.  With eighteen streams of presentations running simultaneously across a broad range of areas, there is something for everyone.


With the theme “Risk culture, resilience and the eco-system of trust”, Oceania CACS 2018 will be the standout industry event of the year.


For the first time, a Careers-Expo for job seekers, students and experienced professionals looking for a career change, professional development, or study, will be held on Tuesday 4 September for conference and non-conference delegates.  This is a FREE event.  Registration is a MUST.


The following masterclasses will be held on Tuesday, 4 September from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on:

  1. Contemporary IT Governance in Management using COBIT5 and other international best practices; and
  2. ISACA’s audit/ assurance program based on NIST framework.


Conference highlights:

  • Presenters from all over the world focusing on key themes of IT Risk, Governance and Cybersecurity;
  • Networking opportunities with delegates from government, academia and corporate organisations across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United States;
  • Masterclasses on IT governance and management, audits and assurance using COBIT;
  • Gala Awards Dinner Monday, 3 September; and

A Careers-Expo held on Tuesday, 4 September for conference and non-conference delegates


ISACA ‘SheLeadsTech’ Melbourne Chapter 2018

ISACA ‘SheLeadsTech’ Melbourne Chapter 2018

Event Sponsor – PwC, Melbourne

Joint Session with – Coder Academy


Confirmed speaker

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Chair, ISACA ‘SheLeadsTech’ initiative

Jo will talk about the evolution of the SheLeadsTech program and why we need gender diversity.  Jo will also discuss some of the issues that women face in the technology workforce and how men can help us make a difference to the current position.

Followed by

The Upsides of Data Breaches

As breaches become more common, it should not mean that business  should regard their effect with less gravitas, however, their constancy  should lead business to give them a different place in strategic planning.  This is not another session about how terrible cyber attacks are,  instead we will explore the positives and opportunities  from the increasing visibility of data breaches.


Andrew Gordon

Partner, Cyber at PwC

Victor Tsui

Director – Risk Assurance at PwC

Natalie Mu

Senior Manager at PwC

Katherine Wu

Consultant at PwC

Followed by

Panel Discussion – ‘Getting women into a tech career’ – organised by Coder Academy

Gretchen Scott 
Trainer – Coder Academy

Wendy Keen
Director of Curriculum – Melbourne Girls College

Michelle Mannering
Founder | Director – MishManners

Hannah Bourke
Junior Developer at AGL Energy

Panel moderated by

Beverley Roche

Cybersecurity Adviser


Monday, 9th July 2018 12:30 pm sign-in for a 1:00pm to 5:00 pm at PwC, Southbank Melbourne

Afternoon tea will be provided

Is Information Governance an antidote to information chaos and the loss of personal privacy and data security?

14 August 2018 – 05:30pm – 08:00pm

Co-hosted event with Information Governance – ANZ


If privacy and technology are “inherently incompatible” we are not exercising the appropriate Information Governance.


It was posited during the last event at the 2018 Privacy Awareness Week that ‘Privacy and technology are inherently incompatible’. However, an alternative view could be that corporate self-interest, information mismanagement and the continuing abnegation of individual responsibility for what services we use could be a cause for this deterioration of our privacy.


Appropriate information governance, assisted by privacy and security enhancing technologies, and ‘encouraged’ by robust legislation can improve our privacy in this increasingly interconnected world. This talk will step through the principles of information governance, explain how these are some of the fundamental pillars of data security and look at some of the technologies that can be used by organisations to enhance the privacy of the data that they handle.


The talk will highlight some of the privacy enhancing technology choices we have as individuals. Solutions exist that provide stronger protections for how we communicate and share information – what are some of these options and what are the inevitable trade-offs in their use?


GDPR has thrust data privacy into the agenda for many organisations but that may not be the only regulatory environment that some organisations must comply with. We will finish with a look at how the different main regulatory environments require organisations to protect the privacy of the data that they handle. We’ll do a simple compare and contrast, from a layman’s perspective, of how these regulatory drivers may shape the information governance activities of an organisation from a data privacy perspective.


CPE Hours

1.5 hours, based on the assumption you have signed the attendance sheet when attending


Registration and Admittance

•           Due to our sponsoring partner’s facilities, access requirements and for catering purposes, we request that you register for this event to ensure you are able to attend.

•           Registration to this session is open and free of charge to all current ISACA members.

•           A registration door prize will be drawn from the list of duly registered attendees.


·         5.30pm – Registration and session sign-in – required to receive applicable CPE credits

·         6:00pm – START – Welcome, Introductions, Agenda

·         6:05pm – Monthly PD Session, Questions & Answers

·         6:50pm – The Soapbox – Chapter Updates, Announcements and Issues of interest to members

·         7.00pm – 15min Deck – drinks and finger food to be served

·         7.15pm – Networking opportunity

·         8.00pm – Event Ends


About the Speaker


Jez Clement 

Independent cybersecurity and GRC consultant


Professional background

Jez is an information security consultant based in Melbourne, Australia. He has over two decades of experience in the information security industry. He has performed a variety of technical security, GRC and security leadership roles at financial services, insurance, professional services and government organisations in Australia and the UK. He has set-up and run the internal security function for several organisations, providing leadership on security strategy, architecture, operations and GRC to the business. Whilst originally from the UK he has been in Australia long enough to (mostly) lose his strong Pommie accent.