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The Sutherland Shire Business Chamber is pleased to announce ‘after 5pm drinks’ on Wednesdays for members at the Highfield Caringbah pub. From 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm, we have secured exclusive
The Sutherland Shire Business Chamber is pleased to announce ‘after 5pm drinks’ on Wednesdays for members at the Highfield Caringbah pub.
From 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm, we have secured exclusive access to the new Highfield Botanical private room for Chamber members to meet and network.
This is a no-cost event. We are encouraging members to engage on a more regular basis outside the usual breakfast and luncheon events.
Members can also invite other business owners to come along for a Chamber experience and consider membership in the future. Chamber Board members will be available and provide members with an opportunity to speak directly about local business issues.
Members can purchase drinks at bar prices.
While we are not charging for this event, please register your attendance.
(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
22-24 MacKay Street
Sutherland Shire Business Chamber and ShireBiz invite local businesses to attend this ‘not to be missed’ networking
Sutherland Shire Business Chamber and ShireBiz invite local businesses to attend this ‘not to be missed’ networking breakfast where you will find out how you can build and grow a successful business while keeping your business safe online.
As organisations become increasingly dependent on digital technology, the opportunities for cyber criminals continue to grow. The explosion of data generated by digital technology, combined with a new degree of connectedness among organisations, means there is ripe opportunity for the technologically savvy and criminally minded to take advantage.
Cyber attacks are more focused, skilful and ambitious. Geographical borders are meaningless. Regulators and stakeholders are increasing the pressure on organisations to manage these risks and cybersecurity is now top of the boardroom agenda.
Our panel of experts will provide some insights on how to best protect your business as well as predictions on what Cybersecurity trends we’ll see in 2019.
Confirmed speakers include:
Detective Senior Constable Glen Spooner (NSW Policy Cybercrime Squad) discussing business email compromise and ransomware.
Glen has been with the NSW Police for a total of 19 years. He is part of the Specialist Team of the Cybercrime Squad and has a background in computer programming.
Ken Miller (Grant Thornton) big picture look at the impact of Cybercrime.
Ken has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of risk management, process review and internal audit service with clients in the health, manufacturing, technology, government and service sectors. He has worked with large professional services and specialised business risk consulting firms for large corporates as well as not for profit and middle market organisations.
With his risk management, internal audit and IT review experience, in the private and public sectors, he leverages approaches and methodologies to develop business focused recommendations and solutions for senior management. He has delivered projects in the following areas:
- Business risk management consulting including risk management consulting, governance processes, internal audit, IT audit, project governance and risk assessments
- Governance and business process reviews covering manual and IT systems
- Cyber security reviews that includes governance, process, resilience and incident management reviews
- Regulatory compliance and benchmarking reviews addressing APRA, ASIC, Sarbanes Oxley and 3rd party outsourcing requirements
- Business continuity and disaster recovery planning and testing
- Pre implementation and post go-live system/process reviews
- End to end process reviews with a focus on the control, governance and operational efficiency aspects.
Brad Conyers (Esspressonet) helps businesses set up Cybersecurity systems.
Brad has a wealth of experience and has cut his business teeth across a range of industries including; telecommunications, transport, construction, retail and health.
Brad’s career started out in the building and construction industry completing an electrical apprenticeship followed by an Associated Diploma in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business and Technology. Brad explored many different industries, where he developed his business acumen and qualification. Upon discovering a passion for the telecommunications industry, Brad then focused his energy on building and growing his knowledge in this space.
Brad has an impressive mix of skills and certification from project management to account management. While working at Nokia, Brad managed the Vodafone account looking after the managed services agreement inclusive of network operations and field services for 5 years.
Brad contributed to the build of hundreds of mobile phone sites and telephone exchanges and more recently to the mobile coverage and capacity across the Sydney harbour bridge.
Joanne Ryan (Infodec Communications) talking about how to access Government business grants to improve Cybersecurity.
Joanne Ryan is the Managing Director of Infodec Communications a marketing and communications company located in the Sutherland Shire. In 2018 she was appointed President of the Sutherland Shire Business Chamber. She is also a representative on the NSW Business Chamber’s Sydney East Regional Council, the Sutherland Shire Council’s Economic and Tourism Committee and the International Institute of Communications Australia. Joanne is currently part of a Government Procurement Reference Group that is being co-ordinated by the NSW Small Business Commissioner’s Office.
Joanne’s professional qualifications include: Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and Master of International Studies. She is also a Justice of the Peace NSW.
Q & A session chaired by Leonard Yong of ShireBiz.
Leonard Yong is Director of Leon Consulting and is a specialist in cyber security and IT risk management systems, having carried out numerous reviews and audits of banking and funds management systems in Sydney, London and New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting Studies from the University of Wollongong. He is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow member of the CPA Australia and a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society and a former Councillor of the Institute of Intenal Auditors (NSW). Leonard is the former Chief Internal Auditor at the Australian Industry Development Corporation (AIDC). He is the author of the books “Lessons in Corporate Governance from the Global Financial Crisis” and “Confucius Says No”, which was launched by The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, former High Court Judge of Australia. Leonard is currently the Chairman, Digital Economy Committee, SHIREBIZ and the Convenor, CPA Cyber Security Forum.
Don’t miss this important information session and opportunity to network with your fellow business members.
(Wednesday) 7:45 am - 9:30 am AEST
Sharks Leagues Club
461 Captain Cook Drive
SSBC Members $35.00, Non Members $45.00 (+booking fee)
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