Event details

VIC Chapter Annual Meeting and Members' Meeting

This meeting will comprise of the VIC Chapter Annual Meeting of the IIA-Australia followed by the VIC Chapter members meeting. The formal paperwork for the Annual Meeting is available here.

Panel Discussion Topic: Three tales of Cybersecurity
Fewer words can strike fear into Boards, audit committees, and management like the word Cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity is a rapidly evolving space where internal auditors can play a significant role. However, many of us are not technical experts. So how can we add value?

Please join us for a multi-faceted panel discussion to explore:
- Current trends in cybersecurity
- The good, bad and ugly in practice
- What’s next?

Our panel was selected to draw insights from academia, management, and practitioner.

Panel Members:

Matthew Green – Partner at Grant Thornton
Matthew is technology risk management and assurance specialist.  He supports organisations to appreciate and manage technology risk in this fast paced era of technology change and increasing compliance demands.

Matthew is based in Melbourne and works with clients across Australia, Asia Pacific, USA and the Middle East focusing on technology risk assurance.

Matthew partners with clients to manage information and cyber security risk in strategic and tactical capacities; provide independent audits and reviews of IT processes and controls to provide independent assurance over their processes and controls and manage compliance requirements.

Professor Jill Slay - Optus Cyber Chair, La Trobe University
Professor Slay is responsible for leading cyber security teaching, research and industry collaboration across the La Trobe University. She work closely with Optus and its partners to build strong industry connections for the benefit of La Trobe University students and staff.

In 2011, she was awarded Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the Information Technology industry, more specifically, for work in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber terrorism.

Professor Slay is a Fellow of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium in recognition of her service to the information security industry. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.

Fadi Alja’fari – Chief Information Security Officer, Deakin University

Fadi has fifteen years of experience in efficiently managing large and complex IT project within live and operational environments, of which seven years managing information security projects and programs.

He has advised on large complex IT transformation projects within the supply chain & logistics, utilities, education, banking, and telecommunication industries.

As an information security professional, Fadi helped organisations realise the maximum benefit from their information security program whether it is to achieve compliance or elevate the information security posture.

Fadi is member of multiple cybersecurity bodies including (ISC)², SABSA, SANS and AISA


Register now

Venue and date:

Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Melbourne


Grant Thornton Consulting

Collins Square, Tower 5

727 Collins Square

Melbourne, VIC


Status: Available


Member: $0.00

Non-member: $65.00

Duration and CPE: 1.00 hours

For more information please contact Tess Borges