Meet an Industry Expert
Experts: Sarah Young, Allen Baranov, Lukasz Gogolkiewicz, Dr Joanna Dalton, Christopher Neal, Shanna Daly
Track: Career Village
Time: Saturday 4:00pm
Duration: 45 mins
Location: Career Village
The information security industry is maturing, as demonstrated with the different areas in the Cyber Domain diagram. It can be confusing where and how to get started, also which skills and experiences are used in each areas.
We have assembled some of the best industry experts across Australia (Cloud, GRC/Compliance, Red Teaming & PenTesting, Forensics & DFIR, CISO & Management Roles and Defensive Security). Come loaded with your questions and spend some time with these people to help you understand your area/s of interest better and learn more about each space.
Industry Expert Bios:
Cloud Security: Sarah Young
Sarah is an Azure Security Architect working for Microsoft. Allegedly she lives in Melbourne but is more likely to be found in airport lounges across Asia. Sarah loves cloud, DevSecOps, Kubernetes and container security and spends most of her time telling people how to do it better and generally nerding about tech things. She has spoken about security at various conferences across the world and last year won her first-ever award: Security Champion at the Australian Women in Security Awards 2019.
GRC/Compliance: Allen Baranov
Allen is a manager-level information security consultant (GRC) at CyberCX with over 20 years of information security experience. He has extensive knowledge of IT Security Management, Compliance including ISO 27001 and PCI DSS, Network Security Architecture Review, Vulnerability assessment and Security Architecture.
Allen has a Bachelor of Commerce and certifications such as PCI QSA, CISSP, and SABSA.
Allen is heavily involved in the information security community as the founder of DefConGroup Melbourne (DCG11613) and has presented at DEF CON Blue Team Village, PCI Council Meetings, AISA, ISC2 and ComfyCon
Red Team and Penetration Testing: Lukasz Gogolkiewicz
Lukasz is a high proficient security professional, previously responsible for the technical direction and leadership for one of the worlds largest technical security consultancies. Now, he heads up Corporate Security at SEEK. In this role he is responsible for ensuring the protection of sensitive information across a multitude of business systems, corporate systems and IT infrastructure.
He has worked with some of the world largest banks and financial organisations, has worked with federal, state and local governments, presented at and organised a number security conferences, and helps mentor the next generation of security professionals.
Forensics and DFIR: Dr Joanna Dalton
Joanna Dalton is the Cyber Defence Lead at REA Group where she is responsible leading the operational security strategy for Australia’s largest proptech company. She has over 15 years of experience in digital forensics and incident response and has a PhD in artificial intelligence, data mining and network file systems (#NotAUsefulDoctor). Joanna loves analysing large data sets to uncover malicious activity and is driven by helping to make the worst day in IT security just that little bit better.
Global Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO): Christopher Neal
I am a displaced Canadian who's worked in the UK, the US and Australia and across a variety of industries including Higher Education, Aviation, Telco, and Healthcare. While I've mostly held information security roles, I've also done desktop support, network support and project and program management.
Blue Team / Defensive Security: Shanna Daly
Shanna Daly has over 20 years experience across the information security industry. Shanna’s expertise has been called upon during countless data breach investigations, giving her an in-depth understanding of the security implementations that work, and the ones that don’t. Shanna continues to share her knowledge with the industry and has built and managed consulting teams of industry experts responding to all types of intrusions and breaches. Her experience across a wide range of information security domains gives her a unique perspective and a “think outside the box” attitude to securing organisations.