Empowering Australian Cybersecurity through education, community and passion!

The Australian Cybersecurity Education Summit brings together the major cybersecurity educators and leaders in the profession from across Australia to discuss and explore how together we can address the issue of cyber skill shortages nationwide and around the world.

How we can all more effectively produce much needed Australian cybersecurity professionals at scale, and how industry can partner with educators to provide rich real world educational experiences for students.


As educators, it is vital that we foster ongoing engagement and dialog with the wider industry and community, to understand what students need to be equipped with prior to entering the workforce. The Summit facilitates to nurture these practical partnerships to improve how we teach and grow talented cyber experts and bring us one step closer to solving the national shortage of cyber professionals.

The Summit also aims to build exposure, understanding and expertise in cybersecurity education, sharing it with secondary and tertiary educators who will in turn help the next generation of students develop an understanding and empathy of such an exciting and rapidly developing field.


Professor Richard Buckland,
Director, SECedu Institute
UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering

Immerse yourself in a full day of exploration and engagement with Australia’s leading and most successful cyber-educators, major industry and government employers of cybersecurity professionals, alongside articulate students and graduates discussing and sharing practice that works.


Industry leaders, domain experts, and key educators are brought together to tackle critical topics and discussion points on what and how to effectively teach cybersecurity – integrating technical skills, human skills, risk, leadership, privacy, innovation and the security engineering mindset. There will be a series of keynotes and panels from renowned cybersecurity leaders and education experts as well as reflections and insights from students, graduates and the major employers.

Be Inspired and informed by world renowned keynote speakers, breakout stages, hands-on workshops and networking at UNSW’s world class Scientia Grand Hall venue.

  • Hands-on speaker sessions with interactive experiments and demonstrations.

  • Live security competitions between students and industry partners

  • Networking with professional experts vested in cybersecurity education.

The conference is proudly sponsored by SECedu – UNSW’s Security Engineering Capability Institute which is a unique partnership between the University of New South Wales and the Commonwealth Bank working to support, grow and improve Australia’s cybersecurity education at scale and assist educators across the nation to effectively train Australia's next generation of cybersecurity professionals for industry, government, and innovation.

Speaker Profiles





Three different types of tickets are available - all tickets will have access to all day-time activities including keynotes, breakout sessions and breakfast/lunch.

  • Students

  • Education

  • General Admission

SECedu is committed to supporting students and teachers looking to learn more about cybersecurity education through discounted tickets.

If you are interested in a student ticket, please email secedu@unsw.edu.au for with your .edu email address.

Networking Drinks

We are excited to be hosting the official SECedu Networking Drinks, kicking off at 5PM in the Tyree Room and Alumni Terrace with canapés and drinks.

With all of our keynote speakers and sponsors all together in a relaxed setting, this is a great opportunity to mingle with some of the most renowned experts in todays industry.

Tickets to the Networking Reception can be bought in a bundle with Education and General Admission tickets only.

Other Details:

Dietary Requirements

Please specify any dietary requirements when prompted while confirming your ticket purchase.


There will be photography and videography on the day, please specify when prompted while confirming your ticket purchase if you would not like any media of yourself published and released to the public.


Limited onsite parking will be available. Street parking available around Kensington. Public transport also recommended.