AISA NSW Branch Event | 30 May 2024

AISA Branch Meeting
Hosted by the AISA NSW Branch, please join us for a face-to-face meeting and networking opportunity featuring interactive presentations from our guest speakers Dr Bingi Zhang, Director at PwC's Cloud and Digital Consulting and a panel of expert speakers from Grant Thornton.


Presentation 1: Demystifying APRA CPS230: Alignment between your cloud technology and risk functions
Australian financial services institutions are preparing for CPS230, APRA’s new regulation for Operational Resilience. When you ask people from different roles in the organisation, they have distinctive views about what to do to meet the requirements. It gets more confusing when it comes to the cloud. Alignment between risk functions and engineering teams is of utmost importance to get the work done. This presentation will share some examples in my recent work regarding what your (cloud) technology and risk teams should collaborate on to comply with CPS230 and why.  


Dr. Binqi Zhang has over twenty years’ experience in the ICT industry and is now a Director at PwC’s Cloud & Digital Consulting. With extensive experience in public cloud architecture, delivery, and governance, Binqi has helped some of Australia’s largest organisations in regulated industries modernise their culture, process, and technology to realise the value of their cloud adoption in a secure way. He’s been certified on all major cloud platforms including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform at professional & security specialty levels. He is also a CCSP. Some of his recent work includes DevSecOps, operational resilience, and data protection. 

Presentation 2: Financial crime and cyber
Most, if not all, financial crimes are cybercrimes. The ease and accessibility of technology means traditional frauds and scams are faster, slicker, and more global than ever. Coupled with emerging readily available generative AI tools, the impact on financial crime may be profound. Cybersecurity specialists have a critical role to play in reducing the frequency and financial loss to businesses and individuals. In this session, we will explore a number of fraud and scam typologies and how cybersecurity specialists can help manage these risks.

Katherine Shamai, Risk Consulting Partner, Grant Thornton
Katherine works closely with C-suite and Boards, advising them on matters relating to financial crime, compliance and good governance, to ensure they have relevant frameworks in place and commensurate to the level of risk they are exposed to. In addition to leading a wide range of AML/CTF projects, Katherine has led numerous forensic engagements including investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption, and reviews into supplier ethical behaviours and sourcing.

Daniel Farthing, Partner - Cyber and Technology Risk, Grant Thornton 
Daniel is a cyber security risk and technology controls Partner based in Grant Thornton's Sydney office. With 15 years of experience in the United States and Australia, Daniel is one of the market's leading experts on SOC-2 and technology controls audits more broadly -- including reviews with a focus on cyber/information security, access, change management, data governance and processing integrity.

Matthew Green, Partner - Cyber and Technology Risk, Grant Thornton 
Matthew is a Cyber and Technology Risk Partner with over 20 years’ experience in Australia, the USA, Asia and the Middle East. Matthew frequently advises Boards on cyber risk management, regularly provides independent reports on cyber and technology risk to clients, regulators, and supervisory bodies and is often engaged to support clients with cyber incident response and data breach matters.


Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (AEST)

5:15pm – 5:30pm  Registration (Please arrive by 6:00pm due to building access)
5:30pm - 6:45pm Presentations
6:45pm – 8:00pm  Networking and light refreshments 

Venue: Grant Thornton, Level 17, 383 Kent Street, Sydney, 2000
Venue note: Upon arrival, please head towards the lifts and up to level 17. Please be aware that the building’s automated entry doors will shut at 6:00pm. If you arrive after this time, you will require access by a member of our team. In the event that you are running late, please alert your contact for the event and they will arrange for a team member to grant you access to the building.

Registrations Close: At 5:00pm on Wednesday 29 May 2024 or before if the event is sold out


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30/05/2024 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Grant Thornton Level 17, 383 Kent Street Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
This event is full.