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Healthcare Cyber Security Conference

26 – 27 April 2022 | Swissôtel Sydney

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The health sector remains the highest reporter of breaches in Australia with 23% of all breaches- according to The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Recently, there has been a significant increase in ransomware campaigns targeting the Australian aged care and healthcare sectors.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has reported that “cybercriminals view the aged care and healthcare sectors as lucrative targets for ransomware attacks…because of the sensitive personal and medical information they hold, and how critical this information is to maintaining operations and patient care…”

This event is about raising awareness of the evolving cyber threat landscape specific to health organisations, developing critical capabilities, implementing processes for prevention and recovery, building resilience and ensuring a cyber security culture.

The case-study led agenda will demonstrate the impact of cyber incidents, discuss key pain points and vulnerabilities and offer critical tips, tools and strategies to mitigate and swiftly recover from cyber security incidents. By the end, you will be armed with important learnings to take back to your organization.

Who should attend?

This event is for clinical leaders as well as technical, risk and compliance teams who are responsible for mitigating the risks to patients and the healthcare institution. Cyber security is everyone’s business.
Never has it been more important for executive management, IT professionals, clinicians, healthcare administrators and operational teams to be properly informed, armed and prepared to minimize the impact of cyber security incidents.

  • CIOs
  • CISOs (Chief Information Security Officer)
  • Healthcare CXIOs (i.e. Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Chief Pharmacy Information Officer)
  • Chief Digital Health Officers
  • Heads of IT
  • Heads of information security services
  • Cyber security experts and officers
  • Risk managers
  • Audit teams
  • Health informatics managers
  • Data privacy officers
  • Legal experts
  • Compliance managers

These experts can be from a vast range of organisations in the health sector including state and federal health departments and agencies, LHDs and health services, hospitals, health insurance companies, pharma companies, pathologists and clinical labs, research organisations and institutes, PHNs, GP surgeries, digital health and medical device companies, cyber security companies, technology companies and more more.

Topics and themes:

  • How cyber security can affect patient safety and privacy – real examples and experiences
  • Different healthcare organisation approaches to cyber security – where are they at and where are they going?
  • Privacy and compliance – top tips and insights for securing private health data
  • The evolution of ransomware and the impact on health organisations
  • The evolving cyber threat landscape for healthcare organisations and the growing interest amongst cyber criminals in the health sector
  • Key areas of vulnerability
  • The evolution of new technologies and the impact on data sharing and security
  • The cyber security considerations with increased mobility – how you meet the niche concerns of the different care teams and care organisations
  • Effective cybersecurity control of medical devices
  • How the growing number of digital health companies and medical device companies secure their products and services
  • What are the red flags to be aware of in working with new 3rd parties? What questions should you be asking?
  • Navigating the software security requirements in establishing telehealth and virtual care services
  • Defining your most critical assets and what happens in the event of an attack
  • Best practice management of systems with increasingly complex environments
  • Preventive measures for ransomware incidents and how to respond to a ransomware attack
  • Incident response – best practice for data breach detection and response + reporting obligations, practices and processes
  • How to build resilience, business continuity and quick recovery in the face of an incident
  • Overcoming the challenges with human error
  • Building a cyber-conscious workforce – training and tools to build a security aware workforce
  • Legal obligations when it comes to protecting patient data


Professor Trish Williams

Cisco Chair & Professor of Digital Health Systems, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University

Nick Klein

Executive Director, Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR), CyberCX

Martin Webb

Head of IT, Roche

Lesley Honeyman

Director, Cyber Security Operations, Cyber Security NSW

Mazino Onibere

Head of Cyber Security, Risk and Compliance, Regis Aged Care

Dr Lee Walsh

Founder & Managing Director, Platypus MedTech Consulting

John Borchi

Chief Information Security Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Laurie Joyce

Head of Security Compliance, CDPSE, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Matt Morris

Director, Information & Analytics, Strategy & Planning, Barwon Health

Dr Silvia Pfeiffer

CEO & Co-Founder, Coviu

Alan (AJ) Moreland

Head of Medical Pacific Region - Australia and New Zealand, Dräger

Alicia Gordon

Joint Cyber Security Centre – Sydney & Canberra, Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)

Angela Coble

Director Business Technology & CIO, Johnson & Johnson Medical ANZ

Cory Schmidt

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant, Operations Leader, Financial and Cyber Crime Group, Queensland Police

Samantha Yep

Partner Solutions Engineer, Saviynt

Sam Leggett

Senior Analyst, Threat and Incident Response, CERT NZ

Dr. Jed Horner

Interim General Manager, AustCyber

James Darwin

Senior Solutions Engineer, Okta

Dr Marty Sterrett

Chief Medical Information Officer, Northern Sydney Local Health District

Cecily Rawlinson

Director, WA AustCyber Innovation Hub

Michael Ferguson

SSE Evangelist, Netskope Session



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when & where

26 - 27 Apr 2022

Swissôtel Sydney
Address: 68 Market St
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: +61 (02) 9238 8888

Swissotel Sydney Special Accommodation Rate: 10% discount off best available rate at the time of booking. In order to qualify, please call the Reservations Team on 02 9238 8888 between 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday or email and quote INFORMA


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Conference Manager
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Senior Business Development Manager
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