For Media

Media often need spokespeople who can speak with authority on various areas of cyber security and risk. This page is a compilation of people who are widely respected in the security industry as genuine thought leaders. These people are mainly in the cyber security industry, but also from closely related industries.

Note: CISO Lens is not a speakers bureau, so if you would like to approach any of these experts you should do so through their preferred contact mechanism, included below. This list is not exhaustive, and is not ranked in any particular order. They are all authorised to speak to the media and present at conferences. Naturally, there will be limits to what the CISOs can share about their own organisations.

Also note that there are a wide range of perspectives among the people on this short list. And, everyone listed here wants to help make the internet a safer place.

Michelle Price

CEO, AustCyber - the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network

Bio

Specialties

Cyber security and:

  • Startups & scale ups

  • National security

  • Strategy & economics

  • Australia's sector competitiveness

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Rachael Falk

CEO, the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (The Cyber CRC)

Bio

Specialities

Cyber security and:

  • Law (qualified lawyer)

  • Research initiatives

  • Policy & national security

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Jacqui Loustau

Founder, Australian Women in Security Network

Head of Product, Cynch Security

Bio

Specialities

Cyber security and:

  • Women in security

  • Small business

  • Culture and awareness

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Prof. Lesley Seebeck

CEO of the Cyber Institute, Australian National University

Professor in the Practice of Cyber Security, Australian National University

Bio

Specialities

Cyber security and:

  • Australia's place in the digital world

  • Geopolitics

  • Policy

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)

Note; these CISOs will be able to speak to issues of the wider industry, but will probably not answer questions about specifics organisations, theirs or others.

They are all experts in what organisations of all sizes need to be thinking about with cyber risk, and can offer practical advice to home users.

Narelle Devine

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO),

Bio

Specialities

Cyber security and:

  • National security

  • High performing teams & culture

  • Business risk

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Jamie Norton

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Australian Taxation Office

Bio

Specialities

Cyber security and:

  • National security

  • Cyber criminals

  • Private sector & government

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Lynwen Connick

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), ANZ

Bio

Specialities

Cyber security and:

  • National security

  • Financial services

  • Women in security

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Liam Connolly

Chief Information Security Officer, Seek

Bio

Specialities

Cyber security and:

  • High performing teams

  • Empowering staff to WFH

  • High tech and risk at scale

Contact

Cyber-related domain specialists

These experts are from domains that connect with cyber security

Prof. Elanor Huntington

Dean of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian National University

Bio

Cybersecurity-related specialities:

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Engineering & STEM in the economy

  • Quantum lasers

  • Quantum technologies

On Twitter

TEDx Talk

Contact

Commissioner Julie Inman-Grant

eSafety Commissioner

Bio

Cybersecurity-related specialities:

  • eSafety

  • Cyber bullying

  • Image based abuse

  • Communicating online risks with children & teens

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Melanie Marks

Principal, elevenM

Bio

Cybersecurity-related specialities:

  • Privacy policy & law

  • Privacy and technology

  • Privacy trends and practices

Contact

Anna Johnston

Principal, Salinger Privacy

Bio

Cybersecurity-related specialities:

  • Privacy law

  • Privacy policy

  • Data governance

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Prof. Genevieve Bell AO

Director of the 3A Institute (3Ai),

Florence Violet McKenzie Chair,

Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University,

Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation

Bio

Cybersecurity-related specialities:

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Cybernetics

  • What it means to be human in a digital world

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

TEDx Talk

Boyer Lectures

Contact

Associate Prof. Vanessa Teague

Associate Prof (Adj.) Engineering & Computer Science at ANU

CEO at Thinking Cybersecurity

Board member of Advisors of the Verified Voting Foundation

Bio

Cyber security and:

  • Cryptography

  • Election security & integrity

  • Data re-identification

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact


Patrick Fair

Principal of Patrick Fair Associates

Adjunct Professor at the School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University,

Chairman of the Communications Security Reference Panel at the Communications Alliance

Bio

Cybersecurity related specialities:

  • Privacy and data law

  • Telecommunications regulation

  • National security

Speaking on YouTube

Contact



Large consulting firms

Jacqui Kernot

Partner, EY

Bio

Cyber security and:

  • Business risk

  • Women in security

  • Diversity and problem solving

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Alastair MacGibbon

Chief Strategy Officer, CyberCX

Bio

Cyber security and:

  • National security

  • Law enforcement

  • Collaboration

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Director of Security and Technology Assurance, BRM Advisory.

Bio

Cyber security and:

  • Governance and assurance

  • Audit and compliance

  • Women in security

On Twitter

Speaking on YouTube

Contact