The Mandarin Special Event: Cyber leadership briefing with Dr Tobias Feakin

The Mandarin Special Event: Cyber leadership briefing

New data showing a sharp upswing in Australian based cyber attacks has major implications for Australian Government public sector leaders looking to build cyber resilience and capability for their agencies.

At the same time, the geo-political environment continues to shape the global threat situation and we will be discussing the rise of nation state actors, trans-national criminals and hacktivism the implications for Australia and the rapid roll out of digital services.

Join us for an executive briefing on what the rapidly evolving threat environment means for agencies operating services where security and performance are essential  for citizen trust and satisfaction.

We will explore Australia’s international co-ordination strategies and attempts to build regional resilience. Our panel of experts will also consider the latest emerging security tactics, vulnerabilities, and trends and how agencies can integrate intelligence, performance and security into their digital infrastructure and operations.

Some of the new threats are coming from local internet connected devices, known as the Internet of Things. Many are unprotected devices, suggesting a very different cyber strategy will be needed by agencies looking to protect themselves, from locally based attacks.

Meanwhile Australian Government agencies are investing strongly in new cloud based digital infrastructure to offer simpler and faster services. Building security and performance into the foundations of these services is critical and we will be discussing with lead agencies how they are applying security principles to the design of their new digital architecture.

Join us to learn how leaders can build resilient agencies and critical on-going capability around this important digital challenge. Please note this is a government only event and RSVP prior to attendance is essential.


  • Dr Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs 
  • Nic Rieniets, Akamai, Senior Security Specialist, Asia Pacific & Japan
  • The Mandarin’s publisher, Tom Burton will facilitate the seminar


For government employees only 

Breakfast briefing 8.00am – 10.00am 27 April at Kurrajong room, The Kurrajong hotel, 8 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.

Please RSVP to Nicklas Wikblad at by COB  24 April including any special dietary or other requirements.

There is no charge to attend.

For more information or questions about the seminar please e-mail Nicklas Wikblad :

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Kurrajong Room, The Kurrajong Hotel