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.


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.

Keynote Speakers

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Richard Buckland
Professor Cybersecurity

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Angelene Falk
Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner

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Brendan Hopper
General Manager
CBA Cyber Security Centre



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Silvio Cesare
Managing Director, InfoSect
Founder, BSides Canberra

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Adi Ashkenazy
Skylight Cyber

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Peter Cooper

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Yenni Tim
Assistant Professor SISTM, UNSW Business School


Norman Yue
Offensive Cyber Security Research, CBA


Lachlan Jones
Cybersecurity Education Manager, SECedu

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Daniel Grzelak
Head of Security


Luke Rix
Co-founder and CFO


David Owen
Partner, Cyber Risk Advisory Deloitte


Asha Rao
Associate Dean, RMIT Mathematical Sciences


Nigel Phair
UNSW Canberra Cyber

Keiran Sampson
Security Student,

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Matt Wilcox
CEO and Founder
Fifth Domain

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Jacqueline Kernot
Partner, Cyber Security

Luke Anderson
External Lecturer, University of Sydney

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Brett Winterford
Senior Director,


James Curran
Associate Professor,
University of Sydney


Adam Tanana
Security Student,

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Alana Maurushat
Professor, Cybersecurity
Western Sydney University

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Preeti Bajaj
Clipsal Solar

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Mark Sayer
Cyber Defence Lead AAPAC Accenture

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Kolya Miller
KPMG Cybersecurity


Emma Broadbent
Regional Manager, ANZ
Cisco Academy



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

  • Students and UNSW Staff (free - email secedu@unsw.edu.au for coupon)

  • Education Discounted

  • General Admission

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

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach us at: secedu@unsw.edu.au

Networking Drinks

Commonwealth Bank will be hosting Networking Drinks after the Summit, kicking off at 4:15PM in the Scientia Foyer with canapés and drinks.

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 or separately.

Other Details:

Dietary Requirements

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


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

Information about parking can be found here.