In September 2016, more than 1,000 security professionals packed the Hilton Hotel in Sydney to hear industry and technical speakers share their expertise on a range of cybersecurity topics at the very first Cybersecurity Summit.

Since then, more than 5,500 security professionals across the Asia-Pacific region have attended our technical, industry and executive sessions. The 2016/17 Cybersecurity Summit series helped our customers and partners understand that being breached was a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’ – and that prevention was possible.

Sessions covered a range of diverse subjects to help customers design their prevention strategies. In 2018, the return of the Cybersecurity Summit will leave no doubt that Palo Alto Networks is disrupting the cybersecurity market, helping organisations take advantage of myriad technologies designed to transform their environments safely and securely.

This year’s Cybersecurity Summit in Melbourne will be the biggest event of its kind. Join us at Margaret Court Arena on 21 June to hear global and local speakers sharing their expertise and experiences in securing our digital way of life. From keynote addresses to technical and industry presentations, exhibits, and opportunities to network with security professionals from around Australia and the region, the Cybersecurity Summit is the place to find answers for all your cybersecurity questions.

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*The agenda is being developed in conjunction with our partners, industry speakers and customers and will be continually updated in the lead-up to the event. Check back to see details on our key speakers.

8.00am Doors open: coffee, yoghurt bowl / pastries Exhibition opens 50 mins
9.00am Welcome Rob Clarke, DSM South, Palo Alto Networks 5 mins
9.05am Government Welcome John O'Driscoll, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic) 10 mins
9.15am Disrupting the Cybersecurity Status Quo Mark McLaughlin, Palo Alto Networks 30 mins
9.45am Panel: Taking a modern approach to tackling cybersecurity threats Moderator Ryan Gillis, VP, Cybersecurity Strategy & Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks with John O'Driscoll, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Premier & Cabinet;
Dr Carsten Rudolph, Director Oceania Cyber Security Centre;
Pamela Warren, Global Director Government & Industry Intiatives, Palo Alto Networks
30 mins
10.15am Intrinisic Security for Modern Applications and Data Tim Hartman, Director Software Defined Data Centre Systems Engineering, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware 20 mins
10.35am Break Morning Tea 30 mins
11.05am Panel: Transforming your Security Program Moderator Sean Duca, APAC VP & CSO, Palo Alto Networks with Dave Worthington, Chief Security Officer, Powercor;

Steven Cvetkovic, Chief Information Security Officer, Swinburne University of Technology;

Dan Maslin, Cyber Security Manager – Cyber Security Team, RACV
30 mins
11.35am A "Cyber Secure" Australia Neil Campbell, Director, Global Security Solutions, Telstra 20 mins
11.55pm Enterprise Security Platform Drives New Era in Security Innovation Scott Stevens, SVP, Worldwide Systems Engineering and CTO MSSP, Palo Alto Networks 30 mins
12.25pm Disrupting How We View and Consume Cybersecurity, via video Nir Zuk, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Palo Alto Networks 10 mins
12.35pm Lunch 60 mins
Times Breakout 1 & 2 MARGARET COURT ARENA Melbourne Park Function Centre room 1 Melbourne Park Function Centre room 2 DURATION

The Cloud, its Security and Your Responsibility

Bisham Kishnani, APAC Head Consulting Engineering - Data Centre, Cloud, Virtualisation, SDN and MSSP/CSSP, Palo Alto Networks

Endpoints secured, everywhere

Paul Wilcox, APAC Director of Sales, Cyber Security Solutions, Palo Alto Networks

Proving the value of cybersecurity to the board and how to validate it once deployed

Ben Thomas, APAC Customer Success Manager, Palo Alto Networks

Joe Alexander, Business Value Manager - Central USA, Palo Alto Networks

30 mins
2.05pm Room change Room change Room change 10mins
2.15pm How to successfully design and build a greenfield environment securely

Mark Burns, IT Security, GRC & Architecture Leader and William Low, Senior Security Analyst, Custom Fleet
More than Just a Plaster – A Journey to a Secure Network

Tony Allwood, IS Enterprise and Security Architect, Southern Cross Hospitals
Automate Configuration and Management of Palo Alto Networks Environment with Ansible

Sang Nguyen, Technical Manager, Swinburne University
Alberto Rivai, Senior Systems Engineer, Palo Alto Networks
30 mins
2.45pm Room Change Room Change Room Change 10 mins
2.55pm Protecting from the unknown unknowns

Terence Grey, Senior Systems Engineer, Infoblox
Transforming Security through Visibility across the Enterprise, IoT and OT

Steve Redman, CMO, ForeScout Technologies
in conversation with Boon Chia, Royal Children’s Hospital
Comprehensive cross-platform protection against today's sophisticated attacks

Omer Lahav, Senior System Engineer, Proofpoint
20 mins
3.15pm Afternoon break Afternoon break Afternoon break 15 mins
3.30pm How do you expand your business globally without compromising security and user experience?

Michael Watterson, Head of IT Operations – Group, nib health funds
A Perfect Storm: an ever-changing threat landscape and the most tech-savvy users intent on bypassing security

Graeme Murphy Network & Systems Manager, Barker College
Enabling Secure DevOps: How can you change your approach to security to really enable your teams?

Fabian Iannarella, DevOps Capability Practice Lead, 460degrees
30 mins
4.00pm Room change Room change 10 mins
4.10pm Hunt down and stop attacks quickly with cloud-delivered analytics and machine learning - Magnifier, Logging Service, Application Framework

Adrian Culley, APAC Consulting Engineer, Threat Intelligence, Palo Alto Networks
Automating and Simplifying Cybersecurity with a Platform Approach

Nishita Shetty, Senior Systems Engineer, Palo Alto Networks
Why the automated adversary is after your credentials - Tracking Threat Updates from Unit 42

Vicky Ray, APAC Unit 42, Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst, Palo Alto Networks
30 mins


Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlinVice Chairman and former CEO
Palo Alto Networks

Mark D. McLaughlin joined as president and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in August of 2011 and became chairman of the board in 2012. Before coming to Palo Alto Networks, Mark served as president and CEO of Verisign. Prior to that, he held a number of key positions at Verisign, including serving as chief operating officer, executive vice president of Products and Marketing, and head of the company's Naming Services business. Read More ...

Prior to Verisign, he was the vice president of Sales and Business Development for Signio, a leading internet payment company. Before joining Signio, he was the vice president of Business Development for Gemplus, the world's leading smart-card company. Previous to Gemplus, he also served as general counsel of Caere Corporation and practiced law as an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

For nearly a decade, Mark has had the honor of serving as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), a body that for more than 30 years has brought industry chief executives together to provide counsel on national security policy and technical issues to the U.S. president and national security leadership. Mark has served two-year terms as chairman and vice-chairman of the NSTAC. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

He served as an attack helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and earned his Airborne Wings. Mark currently serves on the board of directors for Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM).

Scott Stevens

Scott StevensSenior Vice President
Worldwide Systems Engineering
Palo Alto Networks

With over 20 years of experience in the networking and security industries, Scott leads the rapidly growing Global Systems Engineering team for Palo Alto Networks. Outside of the SE team, Scott also started, built, and lead the Service Provider Theater, expanding the focus on routes to market to support customer security needs. Possessing a strong customer-centric background, he has been engaged in technology innovation conversations throughout his career and is seen as a visionary in evolving network architectures as well as having the ability to navigate the emerging relationship between applications, security, and networks—a conversation that is now transitioning into the larger SDN debate. Read More ...

Prior to Palo Alto Networks he spent 14 years at Juniper Networks in various roles predominantly focused on building and leading customer-facing teams. This includes running the EMEA theater, the Worldwide SE Team, the Americas SE teams. Earlier in his career at Redstone Communications, he was the first Systems Engineer in the organization and was responsible for initially building and then leading their SE team. While with Juniper, he also built the Solutions Engineering team in order to create solutions offers that combine Juniper’s portfolio with those of its partners. Additionally, Scott combined all of the training functions within the company into a new integrated education team supporting Sales/SE, Partner, and Customer training.

Scott holds a Masters Degree in Business from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He speaks regularly at industry conferences and is viewed as an industry visionary in the area of IP Service architectures.

Tim Hartman

Tim HartmanDirector, Software Defined Data Centre Systems Engineering
Asia Pacific and Japan

Bringing more than 20 years of leadership and technology experience to the table, Tim Hartman is currently in charge of heading the systems engineering organisation for the Software Defined Data Centre solutions at VMware. Read More ...

Tim has been with VMware for 10 years where he leads networking and security, storage, and cloud management engineering teams across Asia Pacific and Japan. His team works with clients across the region to modernise their datacentres and transform their networking and security, by implementing VMware’s approach of ‘least privilege’ and securely segmented networks using products like NSX to harden IT infrastructure against internal and external threats to data and customer information.

Prior to joining VMware, Tim was the Senior Director Systems Engineering for Asia Pacific and Japan for the Security and Compliance solutions at Symantec. He was also the Senior Technical Director for Asia Pacific and Japan at Symantec for over 14 years, a role in which he was responsible for managing Symantec’s APAC wide enterprise and channel pre-sales organization.

Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell Director, Global Security Solutions

As Director, Global Security Solutions at Telstra, Neil Campbell is responsible for driving Telstra’s security strategy across all of the markets that Telstra operates in around the world. Neil leads a team of specialists which range from security consulting through managed security services to monitored security solutions involving the protection of physical assets. Read More ...

Neil has spent more than 25 years specialising in cyber security and was most recently Group General Manager, Security at Dimension Data, where he spent 14 years in various roles spanning Australia and the UK. Prior to Dimension Data, Neil’s diverse experience included running both boutique and big four consulting teams.

He has deep experience and a proven track record of leading cyber security teams specialised in security consulting, systems integration and managed security services. Neil spent nine years in the Australian Federal Police, with most of his police service in the AFP’s Computer Crime Team.

Dr. Carsten Rudolph

Dr. Carsten Rudolph Associate professor in the Faculty of IT
at Monash University and Director of the Oceania Cyber Security Centre in Melbourne, Australia

His research concentrates on information security, formal methods, security engineering and cryptographic protocols with a strong focus on hardware-based security and Trusted Computing. Results of his research work have been applied in areas such as critical infrastructures, industry control systems, or certified systems. Among other activities he has worked on a security validation of the Trusted Platform Module TPM 1.2 on behalf of the German BSI and he contributes as invited expert to the standardisation of the TPM in the Trusted Computing Group TCG. Read More ...

He successfully initiated five large co-operative European research projects funded by the European Commission along with six projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF. His industry co-operations included large companies and many small and medium-sized enterprises. In 2015, he supported Huawei in establishing a Trusted Computing research team in Germany.

Tony Allwood

Tony Allwood Enterprise and Security Architect
Southern Cross Hospitals

The largest private health provider in New Zealand. He has been responsible for the re-architecture of the Hospital network to meet the increasing demands of a changing health industry.

Michael Watterson

Michael Watterson Head of IT Operations – Group,
nib health funds

Joining in 2011, he has held a number of roles and is currently responsible for the delivery of operational IT services (IT Delivery Operations; IT Service Delivery & IT Systems and Infrastructure) to an agreed level of quality and availability supported by effective operational frameworks, continuous improvement and knowledge management. Previously he worked at Allcom Networks and Forsythes.

Sang Van Nguyen

Sang Van Nguyen Networks & Telephony Manager,
Swinburne University

Sang has 14 years experience in IT, ranging from desktop, system administration, security, collaboration, and networks. He also has a strong interest in programming. When not working with technology, he likes to go fishing and doing gardening.

Fabian Iannarella

Fabian Iannarella DevOps Practice Lead

Fabian believes that technology is an awesome enabler but it’s the combination of people, collaboration and customer focus that delivers the best results, and that is what DevOps is all about. Read More ...

A well-known and respected member of the Australian DevOps community, he is an excellent team motivator and enjoys building high-performing teams and fostering DevOps culture. When he is not immersed in DevOps Fabian loves tinkering with all things electronic, including the restoration of arcade and pinball machines. He also has a keen interest in music, paired with a large vinyl collection upwards of 5000 records.

Steve Redman

Steve Redman CMO
ForeScout Technologies

With more than 25 years of computer and network security experience, Steve leads the global marketing team. Steve has vast experience running marketing and sales organizations in both global and emerging markets. Prior to joining ForeScout, he was Vice President, APAC at Palo Alto Networks. In addition, Steve has served as Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Field Ops at McAfee as well as Vice President of APAC and Japan at EMC. Steve earned a MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Boon Chia IT Infrastructure Engineer
The Royal Children’s Hospital

Boon has been employed at RCH for over 20 years and is currently responsible for the networks and storage at Royal Children’s Hospital. Boon’s motto is everything I do at RCH helps our clinicians who in turn helps the sick kids.

Terence Grey

Terence Grey Terence Grey Senior Systems Engineer – ANZ

Terence worked for the University of Auckland for 8 years as a Unix Sysadmin, looking after the DNS, DHCP and IP Address management systems. Eleven years ago he moved to Brisbane and joined Infoblox as the first Aus/NZ SE. When the Infoblox Country Manager moved to another vendor just over 3 years ago, Terence was enticed to join him. However, the grass is not always greener on the other side and in November Terence rejoined Infoblox in his previous role as a Senior SE.

Omer Lahav

Omer Lahav Senior System Engineer,

Based in Sydney, Australia
Email: [email protected]

With over 15 years’ experience in IT Security, Omer Lahav currently leads the technical engineering team at Proofpoint for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region, supporting customers implementation projects and keeping abreast of the constantly evolving threat landscape. Read More ...

Mr. Lahav joined Proofpoint from Akamai, having previously held several IT security engineer positions with Cotendo and Flash Networks over the course of 12 years. His area of expertise spans Networking, Web and Email.

Mr. Lahav has a BA (Cum Laude) in Business Management from IDC Herzliya, the first private institution of higher education in Israel.


VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society. For more information please visit


At Telstra, we’re looking to the future. We’re growing our technology portfolio of world-class Security, Cloud , and Mobility solutions and services to offer innovative and flexible solutions that help you work more productively in the present and stay on top of things in the future.  We’re  transforming the security industry by embracing world-class intelligent, connected technology that better protects your business.  With an army of experts, state of the art security operation centres, and world leading partners, no one sees security like we do.


Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprises, government agencies, and service providers around the world. As the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI), Infoblox provides control and security from the core—empowering thousands of organizations to increase efficiency and visibility, reduce risk, and improve customer experience.

ForeScout Technologies is transforming security through visibility, providing agentless visibility and control of traditional and IoT/OT devices the instant they connect to the network. Our technology works with disparate security tools to help accelerate incident response, break down silos, automate workflows and optimize existing investments.

Proofpoint protects your people, data, and brand from advanced threats, credential phishing & compliance risks with cybersecurity solutions that work. Built on advanced analytics & a cloud architecture, our platform secures the way people work today on email, mobile apps & social media.

Proofpoint and Palo Alto Networks have joined forces in a strategic partnership that provides platform-to-platform intelligence sharing, protection and full attack lifecycle visibility. Improving protection, visibility and scalability to defend against today’s advanced threats.


Extreme Networks delivers open, software-driven solutions from the enterprise edge to the cloud that are agile, adaptive, and secure to enable digital transformation. Our 100% in-sourced services and support are number one in the industry. With 30,000 customers globally, we remain nimble and responsive to ensure customer and partner success. We call this Customer-Driven Networking.

The AWS Cloud provides a broad set of infrastructure services, such as computing power, storage options, networking and databases that are delivered as a utility: on-demand, available in seconds, with pay-as-you-go pricing. From data warehousing to deployment tools, directories to content delivery, over 120+ AWS services are available. New services can be provisioned quickly, without upfront capital expense. This allows enterprises, start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses, and customers in the public sector to access the building blocks they need to respond quickly to changing business requirements.






Crown Hotels is pleased to extend these corporate rates at Crown Metropol and Crown Promenade in Melbourne to Palo Alto Network Employees & Guests

Crown Promenade $245* per night
Crown Metropol $265* per night

To book, please contact [email protected]

*Terms and conditions: valid for stays until 31st July 2019. Available at Crown Metropol Melbourne and Crown Promenade Melbourne only. Only valid for Palo Alto Network Employees and Guests attending the Cybersecurity Summit. Advanced bookings required. No further discounts apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Rates are per standard room per night (based on single or double occupancy) and only available from Sunday – Friday. Saturday surcharges will apply*. Service fee of 1.2% applies to accounts settled by credit card.


From Flinders Street station catch tram number 70 (Wattle Park) and alight at stop 7B Rod Laver Arena. Duration: 11minutes.


From Richmond Train Station: 20minutes

From Parliament Train Station: 20minutes

From Flinders Street Station: 13minutes


Upon arrival, enter through Entrance D off Olympic Boulevard. At the roundabout turn left towards the Northern Carpark. Take a ticket on entry. There is a 30min drop off time where there is no car parking fee.

Departure, catching Uber and Taxi from Olympic Boulevard outside Rod Laver or Hisense Arena.


Pre-book online at a cost of $7.50 per day. Parking will increase to $30.00 when entering after 3pm.






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8:00am - 5:05pm

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