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Cybersecurity and critical infrastructure: Reform, resilience and responsibility

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Due to the most recent COVID-19 events and government regulations, the event scheduled for Thursday 24 June has been relocated to a free online event. We apologise for this inconvenience.

When:     Thursday June 24, 2021
Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
Where:  Online - A web link will be provided.

A report from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has highlighted “malicious cyber activity against Australia’s national and economic interests is increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication.”

As governments worldwide grapple with significant cyber-attacks, the Australian Government is proposing change through the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020

This bill aims to expand the scope of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 to include entities in the following 11 critical infrastructure sectors: communications, data storage or processing, financial services and markets, water and sewerage, energy, health care and medical, higher education and research, food and grocery, transport, space technology, and defence technology.

At the same time, the European Union is also currently reviewing its cybersecurity rules through the proposed revision to the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS 2 Directive), which aims to address the deficiencies of the previous NIS Directive and make it future proof.

Join the IIC’s Australian Chapter to hear from privacy and cybersecurity experts about domestic and international approaches to protect critical infrastructure in an increasingly complex environment.

Key Speakers:

Min Livanidis

Chair, Oceania Cyber Security Centre Advisory Board, Industry Professor, School of Information Technology, Deakin University & former manager Security Intelligence and Insights NBN CO Limited.

Matthew Kirk

International Affairs Advisor
Squire Patton Boggs

Ben Gilbert

Principal Corporate Counsel

Hamish Hansford 

First Assistant Secretary of Cyber, Digital and Technology Policy in the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

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