New Professors Talk - Why Cybersecurity Matters

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 01:00 pm — Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 02:00 pm

Location DSA-18 Hub, Building E, Unit 2.03, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown

Professor Vijay Varadharajan

Why Cyber Security Matters to Everyone public lecture

Nowadays, the media is reporting on cyber security attacks constantly, whether it is wannacry ransomware, phishing or system hacks, or leakage of personal data such as credit card and Medicare details. Furthermore, the recent developments in smart infrastructures, big data and cloud services, on the one hand can provide new business opportunities, while on the other give rise new security threats and attacks.

This talk will explore different types of cyberattacks, the capacities of the cyber criminals and some recent developments in cyber security that can help to counteract these attacks and achieve secure and trusted software platforms. It will also provide some practical advice for companies and individuals to protect their sensitive data and applications. A key takeaway of this talk is on what each of us can do (or, has a responsibility to do!) for making this digital world more secure.

About the speaker

Professor Vijay Varadharajan is Global Innovation Chair Professor in Cyber Security at the University of Newcastle. He is also the Director of the Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre (ACSRC) at Newcastle. 
In addition to full time roles at Macquarie University and the University of Western Sydney, Vijay has been an invited visiting professor at institutions around the world including Australia, the UK, India, Singapore, Germany and France. His expertise has been called on internationally with advisory roles for organisations including the NSW Government, the European Union, Microsoft and SAP.

Program Partners

UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program funding.