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A Hypothetical Cybersecurity Crisis


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What happens when critical infrastructure comes under attack, and risks escalate with each passing hour? How could we respond to multipronged cyber-attacks, crippling power supply and public institutions? And what if the threat appears to have been instigated by one of our regional neighbours?

At the second event in our This Is Not a Drill series, Ali Moore and our expert panellists will confront a high-stakes hypothetical security hack, weighing up threats and options and devising the best tactical response at pace.

Presented in partnership with Asialink, the University of Melbourne.


Ali Moore

Ali Moore has more than 25 years experience as a journalist and broadcaster, working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia’s Nine Network, and for the BBC’s global news network, based in Singapore. She has covered major news and current affairs events across the region... Read more

Alastair MacGibbon

Alastair MacGibbon leads the implementation of the government’s Cyber Security Strategy, transforming Australia’s cyber security landscape to realise the economic and social benefits of a cyber resilient nation. As Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and the National Cyber Security Ad... Read more

Tobias Feakin

Tobias Feakin is Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs. He leads Australia’s whole‑of‑government international engagement to advance and protect Australia’s national security, foreign policy, economic and trade, and development interests in the internet and in cybe... Read more

Craig Lapsley

Craig Lapsley is Victoria’s inaugural Emergency Management Commissioner, in place since July 2014. The Emergency Management Commissioner has overall responsibility for coordination before, during and after major emergencies including management of consequences of an emergency. In 2010, Craig ... Read more

Marlene Kanga

Marlene Kanga is President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), the peak body for engineering institutions internationally representing some 100 engineering institutions and approximately 30 million engineers. She is also a Board member of Sydney Water Corporation, advisor t... Read more

Megan Haas

Megan Haas is a cyber and forensics services partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Megan returned to Melbourne in January 2017 after spending 6 years based in Hong Kong, working across Asia.  After spending many years advising audit committees as part of the assurance practice specialising in b... Read more

Dottie Schindlinger

Dottie Schindlinger is Vice President and the Governance Technology Evangelist for Diligent Corporation, the leading provider of secure corporate board communication and collaboration software used by over 400,000 directors and executives globally.  In her role, Dottie provides thought leadership o... Read more


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