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CMSF2021: Combatting cyber threats in a COVID-19 world

50 mins
1 CPD Hours

CMSF 2021 COVID-19  Cybersecurity  Risk

Cyber security is the number-one issue that keeps execs and directors awake at night.

Now with COVID-19 posing another threat, this session explored what funds need to know about the latest cyber security risks and how to demonstrate compliance with new regulatory guidelines

Published Date: 11 May 2021


Mike Barber, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre

Mike was born and educated in South Australia and has worked in both the Public and Private sectors. He has considerable experience in business transformation, corporate governance, risk management, financial management and strategic planning.

Mike’s experience in the ICT sector over the last 25 years has also provided him with a deep understanding and insight related to business systems, managed services, cloud computing, cyber security, biometrics, and the impact this has across all businesses including Government.

He has held senior leadership positions within the SA Government and the Private Sector including EDS, HP, CSG and NEC Australia. His most recent corporate position was Managing Director of NEC Australia.

Mike is also a Director of Transforming Solutions, a boutique consulting and advisory company providing services to Government, business, and Not for Profit organisations in South Australia.

Mike is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and he holds a Bachelor of Business (University of SA).

Dave Cowan, Chief Information Security Officer, Link Group

Dave has 23 years’ experience in the IT/Information Security/Cybersecurity industry and has worked in Australia, New Zealand and the UK for leading international companies.

Dave joined Link Group in 2013 and is now the Chief Information Security Officer responsible for protecting the personal records and financial wealth for over 50 million individuals across the globe. Dave is responsible for the strategy, leadership and continuous improvement of the global Centre of Excellence for Information Security and Financial Crimes teams, ensuring the people, processes and technology are all operating effectively to mitigate the risk of security incidents and fraud impacting the wider ecosystem.

Tim Kropp, Global Chief Information Security Officer, SS&C Technologies (US) (via video link)

Mr. Kropp is the Global CISO for SS&C.  He joined SS&C from Bridgewater Associates, where he held leadership roles in Technology Strategy and Security Architecture.  In these roles, Tim facilitated agile security practices and automated security testing in critical proprietary applications.  Before Bridgewater Associates, Tim was the CISO for a fully electronic exchange group run by Deutsche Boerse AG, called International Securities Exchange.  During 16 years at International Securities Exchange, he gained the experience of deploying and operating three fully automated global trading systems, each iteration increasing in complexity and regulatory scrutiny. Tim holds a BA in Music, an MS in Computer Science, and internationally recognized cybersecurity and software lifecycle certifications.

David Leach, Head of Cybersecurity & Technology Controls, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan

David is the head of Cybersecurity & Technology Controls (CTC) for Asia Pacific. In this role, David is responsible for driving J.P. Morgan’s cybersecurity, technology controls and resiliency programs in the region. David is a member of the Asia Pacific Operating Committee, Asia Pacific Technology Operating Committee, and the Global CTC Extended Leadership Team.

David has more than 20 years of experience on information risk and security management. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in May 2012, David has headed the information security risk function at Australian and New Zealand Bank and Standard Chartered Bank for Consumer Banking and Corporate Services.


Jan McClelland AM, Chair, Gateway Network Governance Body (GNGB)

Jan McClelland is Chair of Gateway Network Governance Body (GNGB). GNGB oversees the security, integrity and efficiency of the Superannuation Transaction Network (STN), the data infrastructure that transports contributions and rollover transactions.

Jan is passionate about fostering cyber awareness and resilience in the superannuation ecosystem and other industry sectors. In February 2021 GNGB published a report outlining findings of a national research study on cyber risks, threats, challenges and actions to improve cyber resilience in the superannuation ecosystem.

Jan is the Deputy Chancellor of the University of New England and a former Director-General of the NSW Department of Education and Managing Director of TAFE NSW. She is a member of NSW Circular Advisory Board, driving acceleration of circular economy, and of audit and risk committees in legal, health and local government sectors. Jan has previously served as chair/member of boards and governance bodies in transport, waste, agriculture, medical technologies, legal and professional services sectors.

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