A meet the experts event held in Orange today will hear the latest on the cyber security
The event is hosted by the NSW Cyber Business Exchange.
The face-to-face session (which will also be live streamed) will include a Federal
Government Minister as a keynote speaker, a panel discussion and networking opportunity.
Assistant Defence Minister Matt Thistlethwaite is the main speaker at the event to be held
at Charles Sturt University’s Bloomfield Campus at 2pm.
Orange City Councillor Jeff Whitton will be part of a ‘Meet the Experts’ event in Orange.
Cr Jeff Whitton said the session would help the region explore business opportunities in the
defence and artificial intelligence (AI) industries.
“Earlier this year, the Council passed a motion to setup a Working Party and a strategic plan
to promote and position Orange and the Central West as a strategic sovereign partner with
the Australian Defence Forces,” Cr Whitton said.
“This event is certainly a step in that direction. It will bring together cyber security
professionals, business and community leaders to look at what threats are on the horizon.
“The keynote address from Minister Thistlethwaite will outline the Australian Government’s
position on cyber security, while the panel discussion will let us hear from experts from
across the cyber security industry.”
The panel discussion will provide information about:
- the Australian Defence Cyber Warfare Unit
- opportunities for Indigenous and other diverse cohorts to work in the cyber security
- academic pathways and AI in cyber security
- disability employment opportunities in cyber security
- how regional businesses are meeting cyber security compliance
- recruitment challenges in cyber security
The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP
Assistant Minister for Defence
Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Assistant Minister for the Republic
Jeff Whitton FAICD, CDPSE, ANSC
Ambassador, NSW Cyber Hub
Committee Member, Australian Information Security Association (NSW Branch)
Member of Infrastructure Committee to the Board of Trustees, Western Sydney University
Member of the Advisory Board for the School of Computing, Macquarie University
Ret. Major General Dr Marcus Thompson AM
Inaugural Head of Information Warfare for the Australian Defence Force
Chairman of the Board, Penten
Chairman of the Board, Paraflare
Chief Executive Officer and Founding Director of First Nations Cyber Security Company,
NSW Cyber Business Exchange Program Manager
+61 409 682 268
Media Release - Cyber security focus of panel event in Orange 5 December 2022