Public Sector Network and Canberra Cyber Hub Present:

2nd Annual

Australian Cyber Security Showcase

Elevate, Innovate, Secure: Navigating the Future of Australian Cybersecurity

Wednesday, 29th May 2024
National Convention Centre Canberra

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This year, the Australian Cyber Security Showcase and the Innovate Australia are teaming up to host an event on the same day that brings public sector professionals and industry leaders together for informative sessions, valuable networking, and collaboration opportunities.

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What’s In Store for 2024

Australia’s federal agencies are confronting an increasingly complex cybersecurity landscape, where threats evolve, and adversaries grow more sophisticated. From nation-state actors to cybercriminals, adversaries are relentless in their pursuit of sensitive data and critical infrastructure.

The recent shift towards remote work has not only transformed the workplace but also heightened cybersecurity risks. Balancing productivity with security, securing remote access, and protecting sensitive government data have become paramount.

As agencies adapt to new ways of working, strategies for protecting sensitive data and ensuring business continuity in the face of cyber disruptions will be a focus. Join Public Sector Network’s 2nd Annual Australian Cyber Security Showcase as we bring together cybersecurity experts and industry leaders to dissect the issues, share best practices, and foster collaboration.

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As a B Corp-certified organisation, Public Sector Network (PSN) is dedicated to creating positive change within our communities.

This May, we joined White Ribbon to recognise and support Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Help us support a crucial cause. Here’s how?

Register & Support: For every registration, PSN pledges to donate $5 to White Ribbon, aiding their efforts to combat domestic violence and advocate for gender equality.
Attend & Amplify: Show up in person, and PSN will donate an additional $5 on your behalf.

Your presence not only inspires innovation but also amplifies our support for White Ribbon.

By registering and attending our Australian Cyber Security Showcase this May 29th, you’re doubling your impact and supporting a crucial cause.

Together, we can make a difference.

Your Inspiring Speaker Panel

Lieutenant General Michelle McGuinness,
Australia’s National Cyber Security Coordinator,
National Office of Cyber Security

Tanya Milczarek,
Director of Cyber Engagement, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Sophie Pearce,
Assistant Secretary, Department of Home Affairs

Danielle Pentony
Australian Digital Health Agency

Kurt Hansen,

Mike Milner,
AVP of Cloud Technology,
Trend Micro

Andrew Noonan,
Vice President – System Engineering,

Chris Goldsmid,
Acting Assistant Commissioner, Cybercrime Operations
Australian Federal Police

Ashley Williamson,
ITSA, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Art

Skye Bowie

Rocky Hackman,
CTO, Technology and Strategy Group, eSafety Commissioner

Joe Smith,
Assistant Secretary, Cyber Security Response Coordination Unit, Department of Home Affairs

Nishant Rao,
Assistant Secretary,
Department of Home Affairs

Janice Law,
Chief Information Security Officer,
Services Australia

John Karabin,
Chief Cybersecurity, Strategy Lead
McGrath Nichol

Thomas Castell,
Regional Director, Government,

John Mackenney
Director Digital Strategist APAC,

Prof. Helge Janicke,
Deputy CEO and Research Director, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre

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Philip Wagner,
Director of Cyber Security, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Dr. Rosetta Romano,
Assistant Professor Information Technology and Systems,
University of Canberra

Mandy Young

Dan Barron,
Deputy Commissioner & Chief Information Security Officer,
Australian Taxation Office

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Mark Robson,
Principal Threat Analyst,

Jason Murrell,
Co-Founder, Murfin Group / Chair,
Cyber Security Certification Australia

Mandy Young

John Fokker,
Global Head of Threat Intelligence,

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Deep Dive Into Two Dedicated Streams


The proactive resilience and strengthening stream will focus on the cyber development landscape and how processes are used to communicate to the whole workforce. We will discuss digital transformation, creating a cyber security culture, and how to prioritise networks.


The incident response stream will discuss identifying attacks, what type of cyber-attacks can occur, and what software and systems can be used to mitigate these. Cyber leaders will take us through the journey of how these can be identified and halted in their tracks.

What Your Peers Had To Say

“Excellent platform to network and know about the latest Cyber Security trends that Government Departments are experiencing. “

Department of the Treasury 

“The entire event was great. Very informative, a very good line-up of speakers, and very well organised.”

IP Australia

“Good venue, helpful team, relevant content.”

Department of Education

16 + Inspiring Speakers

Hear from and network with the industry’s most Senior Federal Government decision makers in cyber security to share their insights into what lies ahead for government agencies.

A Chance to Get Out of the Office

Join 100+ of your peers set to come through the doors of the showcase. Kick up your heels and strike up a conversation – who knows where it may take you?

An Immersive Show Floor

The exhibition floor will showcase bleeding edge technology providers that provide solutions for your most pressing challenges. Pop down in the networking breaks and explore the expo.



Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gain unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks


Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


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