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Fireside Chat on Cyber Security

Cybersecurity is so hot right now. And not just red hot, we’re talking white hot. Arguably the fastest growing tech sector in the world, by the end of 2017 it’s expected to be worth more than US$120 billion. That’s a growth rate of approximately 35 times its original, since humble beginnings of just $3.5 billion in 2004.

Fuelling the growth is an unprecedented rise of cybercrime. Enabled by the limitless convenience and instantaneous nature of the internet, cyber-attacks now present fierce threats for businesses, governments and consumers worldwide, with cybercrime damages to cost the world US$6 trillion annually by 2021.

Hand-in-hand with such exponential growth is a surge of business opportunities in cybersecurity. On 29 May 2017, the ICC were lucky enough to secure an exclusive event with Craig Davies, former director of security at Atlassians, and current CEO of the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, and Mohan Koo, Co-Founder & CTO of Silicon Valley-based Dtex Systems and UniSA Business School alumnus, who came to discuss the significance of the cybersecurity sector, and the opportunities that lie within. 

It was a unique opportunity for businesses, startups and students to hear from industry leaders in one of the most electric and fastest growing industries. Watch some of the highlights from the sessions below. 

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Craig Davies

Atlassian’s former director of security, Craig Davies, is the Chief Executive Officer at the new Cyber Security Growth Centre, which will drive the development of a globally competitive cyber security industry in Australia. Davies has more than 20 years’ experience in technology and in the cyber security industry, beginning in the banking sector at Westpac. In the late 90s he took on a role at Cochlear and worked his way up to become the chief security officer. In 2013 he joined tech firm Atlassian as its director of security and helped to guide the company through its massive public listing on the NASDAQ.

Mohan Koo

UniSA Alumnus and Dtex Systems Co-Founder and CTO, Mohan Koo, passion for enabling transparency and security in the enterprise, along with his commitment to driving customer success, has enabled Dtex to be recognized as one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in 2016.

With over 20 years of Global experience, Mohan is widely recognized as a thought leader in the Cyber Security industry. With particular interest in the intersection between surveillance and privacy, Mohan led Dtex to become the first ever security vendor to implement ‘Privacy by Design’ in the development of the Dtex technology platform.

Mohan is a University of South Australia alumni who graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality). Mohan is continually studying the global enterprise security landscape, with a passion for driving ‘People-centric Security’ practices and positioning the end user as the ultimate key to enterprise security.

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