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Inaugural combined FAIR/ISACA Sydney Chapter meeting

Inaugural combined FAIR/ISACA Sydney Chapter meeting
Wednesday 19th August 2020 12PM (Sydney time)

The FAIR Institute and ISACA welcome you to an opportunity to initiate and expand upon your capability in quantitative risk management using FAIR (Factor Analysis of Information Risk).

Please register through the link below:

This is the inaugural combined virtual meeting for the FAIR Institute Sydney Chapter and ISACA Sydney Chapter.
We will provide a brief introduction to the FAIR Institute and FAIR, then delve into two example use cases:

  1. A practical use case study that walks through how to apply FAIR to assess the cost-effectiveness of a ransomware resilience program.
  2. Share the experience of participating in a FAIR workshop to assess the cost-effectiveness of an anti-phishing program.

The presentations will be followed by a panel session where experiences will be shared of the practical application of the FAIR methodology and quantitative analysis of operational and cyber risks.

Introduction to FAIR & case study on ransomware

Speaker: Helen Teixeira (Co-chair, FAIR Institute Sydney Chapter & Senior Manager - Trust & Risk | PwC )
Helen has over 16 years experience helping organisations (from SME to enterprise) to understand and take practical and pragmatic approaches to manage their cyber risks. She has a PhD in Physics, is a CISSP since 2007, has worked in and managed penetration testing teams, and has a deep technical knowledge combined with the ability to communicate cyber risks to non-technical stakeholders. For the last 2.5 years at PwC she has championed and led the use of FAIR to drive more effective cyber risk management decisions & outcomes for clients.

**Case study on the cost-effectiveness of an anti-phishing program **

Denny Wan ( Found and Co-chair, FAIR Institute Sydney Chapter)
Denny is the principal consultant of Security Express and founder and co-chair of the FAIR Institute Sydney Chapter. He has deep expertise in FAIR based cyber risk quantification and cyber risk management.

Michael Blacker (Privacy and Data Protection Manager - Teachers Mutual Bank)
Michael leads the team that handles Operational Risk including complaints. Michael with the support of the Senior Risk Leaders Team is refreshing the Bank’s approach to operational risk management including the use of FAIR to better quantify exposure to operational risk at TMBL.

Panel session

Moderator: Laura Lees (ISACA Sydney Chapter Board Member | FAIR Institute Sydney Chapter Committee Member)
Laura was appointed the Head of Information Security role in April 2019 for a large Financial Services organisation that is head quartered in Sydney. She is responsible for Information Security strategy execution. security reviews, assessments, testing and control assurance, detailed design, security architecture and project review in the APAC region. Laura and her team work with the rest of the Information Security team to ensure effective security controls across the APAC region as well as globally.

Panellist: Andrew Wan (ISACA Sydney Chapter Board Member)
Andrew is an innovative industry veteran in security. He is a respected thought leader within government & private sectors with experience gained delivering many industry and security firsts at the CISO and director level for a number of years. A proven track record that includes managing multimillion dollar businesses and is a member on a number of boards and think tanks. Andrew is a change agent safeguarding companies by managing risk, making strategic investments, crisis management and ensuring reasonable security practices.

Panellist: Magda Chelly (Head of Cyber Risk Consulting, Marsh Asia)
Magda Chelly is a serial entrepreneur, currently running Cyber Risk Consulting for Marsh Asia. She has a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Officer (S-CISO). She held several Chief Information Security Officer roles for medium and large organizations across Asia and internationally. She built cyber security strategies for companies, and provided guidance; from governance and security architecture to security operations. She has hands-on experience with penetration testing and technical cloud security across main cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure). She has been nominated as a TOP 50 International cyber security influencer, internationally and 58 Women In Cybersecurity To Follow On Twitter.

Panellist: Neil Kenzler (Chief Risk Officer, Teachers Mutual Bank)
Neil is the Chief Risk Officer of Teachers Mutual Bank Limited. He has been involved in:
taking the organisation from a Credit Union to a Bank
launching the Bank into the broker channel
completing two mergers
expanding the Bank’s geographic and demographic reach through the introduction of 3 new brands
growing the business organically from $2b to $8b
while, of course, maintaining a strong and robust risk management framework.


  • hi. What member ID do I use as a Fair Institute member when signing up for the meeting? I am not an ISACA Sydney chapter member - Director of Perth ISACA Chapter so keen to chat about doing a session for us here in the West. Regards.

  • Hi arberya,
    The Perth Chapter has now been launched. Please email me at [email protected] for further discussion.

  • Zoom registration link doesn't seem to be working for me.

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