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Our team of Contributors are independent experts from the fields of academia, research & development, military, government, and other similar fields, designed to bring unbiased and insightful perspectives to the forefront of cybersecurity discussions.

We understand the importance of fostering a diverse range of opinions and insights in the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity. As such, our program exclusively features experts who operate independently of commercial affiliations, ensuring an objective and impartial viewpoint.

By participating in our Independent Expert Guest Writer Program, cybersecurity professionals, academics, and thought leaders have the opportunity to contribute to a platform dedicated to fostering open dialogue and advancing the collective understanding of cybersecurity issues.

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Advancing Security and Resilience: Insights from AWS Summit in Sydney

Advancing Security and Resilience: Insights from AWS Summit in Sydney

At the AWS Summit in Sydney, experts discussed AI's role in enhancing SOC analysts' capabilities and the importance of integrating safe, responsible AI practices. Key conversations included addressing AI bias, security implications of AI policies, and AWS's commitment to meeting rigorous security standards.
Cybersecurity Budgets and Readiness – Are we there yet?

Cybersecurity Budgets and Readiness – Are we there yet?

In a recent media briefing, hosted by ANZ Cybersecurity Director, Corien Vermaak at Cisco, the complex nature of cybersecurity preparedness and the challenges facing organisations as they allocate resources to fortify their defences was presented. The prevailing sentiment is that merely increasing budgetary allocations may not be the panacea or silver ...
Romantic Chatbots – To Be, or Not To Be

Romantic Chatbots – To Be, or Not To Be

‘Digital companionship’ has transcended science fiction. It’s now in a fledgling state, driven by a flourishing, if somewhat opportunistic, zeitgeist of AI-driven everything. Chatbots have been around for a long time, digitally speaking - nearly 60 years in fact since ELIZA was first created. And like most technologies, it eventually - and ...
Australia Sanctions Russian Hacker

Australia Sanctions Russian Hacker

Australia has boldly stepped into the cyber battlefield, wielding its autonomous cyber sanctions framework as a weapon against cybercrime. This decisive move came after a Russian individual, Aleksandr Ermakov, was implicated in the cyberattack on Medibank Private, one of the country's largest healthcare networks. The sanctions, a first of their kind to ...
Cybersecurity Challenges and the Need for a Mindset Shift

Cybersecurity Challenges and the Need for a Mindset Shift

In a recent interview with cybersecurity expert, Corien Vermaak, Head of Cybersecurity from Cisco ANZ, was a discussion about the evolving landscape of cybersecurity and the challenges posed by breaches and the shortage of skilled practitioners shed light on the urgent need for a value mind shift in understanding the importance of personal data ...
Australia’s New Defence Technology Law: A Strategic Move or a Threat to Global Collaboration?

Australia’s New Defence Technology Law: A Strategic Move or a Threat to Global Collaboration?

Australia is poised to enact a new law that imposes stringent regulations on sharing defence technology with foreign entities, with the notable exception of its AUKUS partners, Britain and the United States. This significant move is designed to align with U.S. export controls on defence technology, a critical component of the AUKUS plan to construct ...
Insights from Cisco Live: What’s Cooking?

Insights from Cisco Live: What’s Cooking?

The recent Cisco Live event in Melbourne 2023, provided a platform for industry leaders to discuss the critical cybersecurity challenges facing our industry. The noted event included prominent figures from Cisco and other industry experts, shedding light on the complexities, innovations, and pressing issues within the cybersecurity sphere. A ...
Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cybersecurity Industry – Strategies for Success

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cybersecurity Industry – Strategies for Success

Introduction Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the cybersecurity industry. In this article, we will delve into the dynamics of M&A within the cybersecurity sector, exploring both successful and unsuccessful instances. Additionally, we will provide insights for start-up and mid-market businesses ...

Meet Our Contributors & Editors

Suzanne Charlotte Vos is a Director at Innovation & Integration and Cyber & Emerging Tech Ventures advisor at Fairlight Ventures. She is on a mission to help people get unstuck and achieve their goals in a constantly transforming world. With over a decade of experience ranging from her family business to global corporate environments, she believes everyone benefits from having an innovative mindset in both a personal and professional capacity.
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Karissa Breen, crowned a LinkedIn ‘Top Voice in Technology’, is more commonly known as KB. A serial Entrepreneur that Co-Founded the TMFE Group, a holding company and consortium of several businesses all relating to cybersecurity including, an industry-leading media platform, a marketing agency, a content production studio, and the executive headhunting firm, MercSec. KBI.Media is an independent and agnostic global cyber security media company led by KB at the helm of the journalism division. As a Cybersecurity Investigative Journalist, KB hosts her flagship podcast, KBKast, interviewing cybersecurity practitioners around the globe on security and the problems business executives face. It has been downloaded in 65 countries with more than 300K downloads globally, influencing billions in cyber budgets. KB asks hard questions and gets real answers from her guests, providing a unique, uncoloured position on the always evolving landscape of cybersecurity. As a Producer and Host of the streaming show, 2Fa.tv, she sits down with experts to demystify the world of cybersecurity and provide genuine insight to businesses executives on the downstream impacts cybersecurity advancement and events have on our wider world.
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Ivano is a multifaceted professional at the intersection between cybersecurity, research, and innovation. As a Senior Lecturer in Information Security, Governance, and Leadership at the UQ Business School and a member of UQ Cyber, he works on shaping the future of cybersecurity management. Ivano bridges the technical aspects of cybersecurity with its business implications, making him an asset to leaders seeking to fortify their organizations against digital threats. He has advised ministers, policy-makers, and senior executives on cybersecurity strategies, governance, and policies. He is a Graduate of the AICD. Ivano’s background is in risk and security management. A former Police Officer (Italy), Ivano worked as a Deputy Venue Security Manager for the Organising Committee at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin (Italy). In this role, he drafted the Venue Security Plan for the Main Media Centre and the Olympic Stadium and ensured security coordination at the Olympic/Paralympic villages. He also worked for Bocconi University and the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan) as a Faculty Affiliate. In 2016 he completed a PhD at QUT, focusing on safety and security management in Australian airports. His latest appointments include a Postdoc with the PwC Chair in Digital Economy and a Research Fellowship at the University of Glasgow. An experienced facilitator in Design Thinking, Ivano has run since 2015 more than 70 design-led projects for public and private sector organisations. A father and an avid snowboarder, Ivano enjoys soccer, American football, and creative writing.
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Dali Kaafar is a Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Executive Director of The Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub, Founder of APATE.AI., Director of the Data Security and Privacy R&D Program, Director of the Cyber Range Training Centre (CRTC) and the Cyber Security Curriculum at the Institute of Applied Technology-Digital. Professor Kaafar interested in the broad R&D activities in Cyber Security in Emerging Technologies with a vision to enable Explicit Trust in the Digital Economy. His research interests include Data Security and Privacy, with a focus on Privacy-Preserving (or Enhancing) technologies and Information Security for Web and Mobile applications, (Provably) private date sharing and Trustworthy Secure and Private Machine learning techniques.
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Cam retains oversight of the editorial content for KBI.Media and finds time to write every once in a while too. With a keen interest in geo-political goings-on, Cam oversees our new Global News section. And being an ex-techy, he puts his (very) atrophied knowledge to use, giving a helping hand to shape and manage our Technical section on occasion too.
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