This evening the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) held a discussion around Cyber Security and preparing for a cyber threat. After all with cyber threats it is a matter of when, rather than if, you and your business will be affected.
The panel consisted of two Cyber Security experts, Telstra’s Chief Security and Compliance Officer and a Crisis Communications expert. Given the variety of these individuals it was interesting to hear their differing views cyber threats. The common theme of the discussion was preparedness when it comes to cyber threats. Rather than protecting everything, restricting your businesses capabilities, businesses should prepare for how they are going to deal with the fallout from a cyber attack.
One of the biggest concepts that came from the discussion was that a rapid response to cyber issues is vital. The response does not have to provide answers to the issue, but rather “an issue has occurred and this is how the business is going to deal with the matter”.
The attendees of the event were an event split, between students in Information Systems degrees and professionals either in Cyber Security or related fields. I spoke with a member of a Canadian owned security hardware company, a recruitment agent specialising in Information Systems and some colleagues of both the CACC and the panellists.
Overall the topic was insightful, the panellists were engaging and often discussed among themselves without much prompting from the moderator and there were a number of individuals within the audience that had their own insights into the content. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce put on a relevant and fascinating discussion and I would definitely attend more events in the future put on by the Chamber.
Things to Note
- Location: Telstra Customer Insights Centre, Level 1, 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
- Highlight: Engaging panel discussion around a vital topic for businesses in the current environment
- Cost: $22
- Hot Tip: Be sure to ask plenty of questions when you can
- Venue: 3/5
- Catering: N/A
- Speakers: 5/5
- Networking Opportunity: 4/5