- Nikki Peever (CAUDIT)
- Karl Sellman (AHECS)
- Xavier O’Malley (Department of Home Affairs’ National Office of Cyber Security (NOCS))
1st Presentation Content:
- A brief overview of AHECS & cyber in the higher education sector.
- Trends in higher education cyber (from CAUDIT benchmarking).
- The power of collaboration (in your own sector or higher education).
- Opportunities to collaborate/contribute with us (mention CAUDIT community for people working in sector, webinars for those with research or lessons learned, etc) or ideas to take back to your organisations.
Nikki Peever is the Director of Cybersecurity at CAUDIT. Nikki is responsible for the development and delivery of CAUDITs cybersecurity initiative for the sector, which includes the Australasian Higher Education Cybersecurity Service (AHECS). Nikki has previously worked at Attorney Generals Department/Australian Government Solicitor as the Director of Field Operations, Compass Assurance as an Information Security Management System Assessor, and Queensland University of Technology as a Sessional Academic. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), a Bachelor of Psychological Science, is a certified ISO27001 lead auditor, holds PRINCE2 and ITIL certifications, and is currently undertaking a Juris Doctor. Nikki worked on a PhD candidature collaboration between QUT, AFL Players Association, and Movember, which looked at fostering wellbeing amongst sports fans using mobile health applications. In her free time, Nikki plays football and futsal. Nikki is based in South East Queensland.
Karl Sellmann is the Chief Information Security Officer of Flinders University and is the Chairperson of the Australasian Higher Education Cyber Security Services partnership which connects the capabilities of partners for the betterment of institutions in developing sector cyber security capacity. Karl is a highly experienced business leader and board member who is skilled in governance, strategic planning, digital business transformation, stakeholder management, project management, risk management, digital technologies and cyber security practices. Karl has a demonstrated track record in the Information Technology, Education, Research, Retail, Defence, and Telecommunications sectors, with tertiary qualifications in Computer Systems Engineering, Information Technology, and Business Administration.
Karl actively provides technology leadership and support across varied organisations to help achieve their strategic business aspirations. Karl has also worked as a lecturer at the University of South Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academic Unit, teaching for over ten years to instil industry relevant skills within the IT Masters programs.
Second Presentation Speaker and Content:
Xavier O’Malley will discuss the Australian Government’s Cyber Strategy 2023-2030, the critical infrastructure risk management framework, and general trends in the cyber threat landscape.
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