Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist
Candace Worley is Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist for McAfee. She manages a worldwide team of Technical Strategists responsible for driving thought leadership and advancing technical innovation in McAfee security solutions.
Prior to this role, Candace served as Vice President of Enterprise Endpoint Security for the Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation. She had worldwide responsibility for all facets of product and vertical marketing for the complete corporate products solutions set.
Worley joined McAfee in 2000 and has held a number of technology leadership positions in her McAfee career including, five and a half years as the SVP and General Manager of the Enterprise Endpoint Security business. Prior to joining McAfee in 2000, she spent seven years with Mentor Graphics, where she led a team of product managers responsible for electronic design automation and electronic component software.
Worley holds a bachelor's degree in management from Oregon State University and an MBA degree from Marylhurst University.
Director of Research and Intelligence, Advanced Programs Group
Dave Marcus currently serves as director of research and intelligence for McAfee’s Advanced Programs Group. His responsibilities include advanced threat research, threat intelligence projects, hardware-assisted security development, open source intelligence projects as well as SCADA/ICS research. As one of McAfee's Principal Engineers he is also a recognized technical leader and helps drive its technical direction and roadmap. In his spare time, he lifts heavy things and is a family man.
Head of Advanced Programs Group
Patrick Flynn is a public sector security expert with more than 28 years’ experience in the federal government and private sector. Flynn is currently Head, McAfee Advanced Programs Group, and previously served in similar roles at Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics. Flynn's public sector experience includes work at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the Director of Communications of the Joint Wireless Program Office. He also served as Assistant Chief of the CBP Office of Border Patrol, and previously served in the field as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. Flynn is retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve, Office of Naval Intelligence, and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He formally, served on the both President Obama and Trump’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council. Flynn holds a B.S. in the Administration of Criminal Justice.
Professor Jill Slay
Director of Cyber Resilience Initiatives for the Australian Computer Society
Optus Chair of Cyber Security at La Trobe University
Lead of the Optus La Trobe Cyber Security Research Hub
Director of the Victorian Oceania Research Centre
Professor Slay has established an international research reputation in cyber security (particularly Digital Forensics) and has worked in collaboration with many industrial partners. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the information technology industry through contributions in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber-terrorism. She is a Fellow of ACS and a Fellow of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, both for her service to the information security industry (and is MACS CP and holds CISSP and CCFP certifications).
In her work with the Australian Computer Society, she led a Cyber task force that established the National Professional Standards in Cyber Security for Australia (launched by Minister Dan Tehan on September 6th) and oversaw the implementation of these standards, provided education products and programs and the standing up of an accompanying new cyber security curriculum for Australian universities that is also under development as part of this project. She has published more than 200 outputs in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing in the last 10 years. She has completed the supervision of 20 PhDs and many Masters and Honours theses and has been awarded over AUD 2.5 million in research income.
Government Industry Leader
Adrian Motherway is the Government Industry Leader at Microsoft Australia and works with public sector executives across the country to help them achieve their goals through the thoughtful application of transformative technologies.
Adrian believes that technology, used appropriately, has the potential to help people and organisations do and achieve more and can empower cities to be more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive.
Adrian has over twenty years senior management experience across a range of public and private sector organizations and has held senior executive roles in start-up companies, Federal Government agencies and the CSIRO.
Adrian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Business from the University of Canberra.
Program Director, National Workforce Development
Owen Pierce is the National Workforce Development Program Director at AustCyber. Owen also holds a variety of positions in domestic and international fora such as the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), Academic Centre of Cyber Security Expertise at the University of Melbourne, TAFE Cyber Strategy Group and PwC Skills for Australia.
Prior to joining AustCyber, Owen worked extensively in Australia’s higher education sector including at some of the country’s leading universities where he held a variety of positions in Global Performance and Strategy, International Relations and Strategic Partnerships.
Owen is passionate about education and strategic workforce development and is committed to applying his skills, knowledge and experience to ensuring that Australia's future workforce develops the cyber security literacy and specialist skills that will allow Australia to thrive in the digital age.
Owen holds a Master in International Relations from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor in International Studies from Deakin University.
International Sales Manager
Humphrey is Deep-Secure’s International Sales Manager with responsibility for all Deep Secure’s sales activities outside of the UK. Having been working in the Defence, Public Services, and Commercial sectors for over 30 years, he spent the early part of his career working in Central Government and has worked with small companies specialising in secure information exchange products and services for over 20 years.
Humphrey has a track record of helping major organisations establish and address their cyber security requirements, thereby winning new business and establishing a strong reputation for his company. His extensive technical knowledge combined with his commercial business acumen and ability to build strong relationships make him a key player in large and complex solution scenarios.
VP Global Solutions - Telco & Gov't, Zimperium
Andrew Osborn has over (22) years in Information Technology, including a deep background in network, infrastructure and platforms, as well as (19) years of expertise and experience in Cybersecurity and Mobility/IoT. Andrew possess both the ISC2 CISSP & GIAC GSLC certifications and has performed extensive work in the field of securing mobile and IoT-based solutions up to and including the government-classified realm. He has been published in several whitepapers on both Mobility & IoT security and has been a leading member of working groups as a contributor to organizations such as, MITRE / Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA), Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) & Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Scient & Technology (Science & Technology (S&T), as well as their National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).
Prior to his joining the Zimperium team earlier in 2019, Andrew finished a (15) year career at AT&T, where he helped provide guidance for their mobility solutions within the U.S.-based FedGov accreditation and compliance requirements, such as U.S.-based versions from the DoD, NIST, NIAP and GSA’s Cloud FedRAMP accreditation programs for support and their implementation within the government domain. Andrew has also held several consulting, engineering and architect roles as a Cisco CCNP/DP and Security professional for such firms as: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fujitsu and Sabre / American Airlines, and had previously earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Management Information Systems, while serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Dr Gordon Kieffer
Platforms Manager, National Security Agency (NSA)
Dr. Kieffer joined NSA in the summer of 1996, hired directly into a three-year internship-based technical development program. He applied various mathematical techniques to national security challenges, completing internship tours in cryptography, mathematics research, and cyber security. Upon graduation from that program, Dr. Kieffer spent three years working Computer Network Operations (CNO) problems for NSA. In 2002, he embarked on what became a four-year period integrated with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) – a sister agency in Canada. He played a vital early role in establishing strong working relationships between mission centers at CSE and corresponding elements at NSA. On his return to Maryland in 2006, Dr. Kieffer joined the NSA/CSS Commercial Solutions Center (now the Industry and Academic Engagement Office) where he has been managing relationships with commercial industry partners ever since.
Before joining NSA, Dr. Kieffer taught mathematics and statistics at Simmons College in Boston. He earned his doctorate degree in probability theory from the University of Massachusetts in 1995. He spent his college years (1983 – 1987) studying mathematics and biology at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Kieffer lives in Laurel, MD. He enjoys woodworking, home improvement projects, and reading US history. He is an avid amateur cook and runner, enjoying both in the company of like-minded friends.
Chief Executive Officer ANZ, WithYouWithMe
Tom Larter served in the Australian Regular Army from 2004 - 2017 as an Infantry Officer and Leader. Larter is now the Chief Executive Officer Australia and New Zealand at WithYouWithMe, helping military veterans transition from defence into the civilian sector.
Larter joined WYWM as an account manager and progressed quickly with the help of great mentors, strong leadership guidance and hard work. “You can re-shape your life, your brand and your future by #beingfierce learning new skills and taking a leap”.
Principal Cloud Architect, McAfee, Asia Pacific
Tim serves as the Principal Cloud Architect for McAfee in the APAC region. Tim Joined Skyhigh Networks back in 2014 during the ‘early days’ of the CASB market and during a time when many organizations were still beginning their cloud journey. Prior to Skyhigh and with over 19+ years’ experience in information security, Tim has worked with many organizations, helping them address risk and compliance, while meeting their key business objectives – particularly during other major industry transformations, such as the shift from PC and client-server architectures to Inter-networking and virtualization, and now also the dramatic shift toSaaS, mobility and serverless IaaS.
SVP of Strategy of ThreatQuotient
Jonathan Couch, a pioneer in threat intelligence, brings extensive experience with how enterprises struggle to translate vast amounts of cybersecurity data into actionable threat intelligence. In his role, Couch is responsible for collaborating with ThreatQuotient’s partners and customers to better secure and enable their business and defining product and technology plans that will directly impact the company’s software roadmap and strategic partnerships.
Prior to joining ThreatQuotient, Couch was co-founder and vice president for iSIGHT Partners, a cyber threat intelligence firm formed in 2007 and acquired by FireEye in 2016. Couch holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has over 20 years of experience in information security, information warfare and intelligence collection. He is an expert in leading advanced cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information operations and policy. He served in the Air Force at the National Security Agency, the Air Force Information Warfare Center and in Saudi Arabia for the Joint Task Force. After the military, Couch led a 25-member research and development team at Sytex Inc., later acquired by Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Labs in 2005.
Director, Cyber Strategy and Governance, ACT Government
Caley Callahan is the Director, Cyber Strategy and Governance, at ACT Government.
She leads a team of analysts to manage the security risk of critical ICT systems and infrastructure, including cloud services like Azure and AWS.
Caley’s team also provides ICT security policy, strategic advice and cyber security education to seven directorates employing over 22,000 staff.
Sandon Morrell CSM
Executive Director Cyber Operation & Intelligence, Department of Human Services
Sandon joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1998 and served as a specialist navigator on a range of vessels. He deployed on a number of operations before taking up appointments in Head Quarters Joint Operations Command. These appointments included managing plans, operations, integration and targeting using niche capabilities, and instructing on the ADF’s Information Operations course. During this time he worked closely with Australian and Allied intelligence partners, and was subsequently recognised with a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2018 Australia Day Honours for operational planning and implementation in direct support of operations. After this appointment, Sandon served with Special Operations Command before joining the Department of Human Services (DHS) in 2017. Over the last two years Sandon has developed and overseen Cyber Security Operations and Intelligence functions for DHS, which manages Medicare, Child Support, myGov and Centrelink on behalf of the Australian Government. Sandon has a strong interest in enabling effective intelligence sharing mechanisms to both stay ahead of the threat, and to facilitate common situational awareness in the event of crisis.
Sandon holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of International Security, and a Masters of Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism (specialising in CT). He lives in Canberra with his wife and three children. He enjoys mountainbiking, canyoning and rock climbing.
Head of Education Services, McAfee
Alex Bedford runs McAfee's Education Practice across APAC; this team focuses on driving business outcomes and lowering people risk in organisations they work with using innovative approaches. Alex started his career in professional services and has held senior roles in education sales, consulting and cybersecurity working in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
Alex's passion is for the development of future cybersecurity professionals and closing of the global cyberskills gap and works closely with industry, education and government achieve steps forward in this space.