//Events - February 28 2022 12:30 pm

Townhall with Home Affairs on the Ransomware Action Plan & Reporting Regime

Date:   February 28 2022 - February 28 2022
Time:  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEST 

As part of Australia’s Ransomware Action Plan released last year, the Government is seeking to develop a ransomware incident reporting obligation for businesses – and is seeking your views on those proposed obligations

Your invitation

In this event, the Department of Home Affairs will describe their proposed incident reporting obligation for business and you will have an opportunity to share your views and provide valuable feedback to Government.

Brought to you by:

AUSCL Australasian Society for Computers + Law
Willis Towers Watson
and supported by many leading organisations, including AISA, AHECS, SecEDU, AusCERT, IFCYBER, and the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation.

Speakers include:

Alexander Sallabank (Director, Cyber Security Policy Department of Home Affairs )
Benjamin Di Marco (Cybersecurity specialist, WTW, Vice President AUSCL and Leader of the Cyber, Risk and Governance Network)

The threat

Ransomware presents a significant risk to Australia’s economy and national security. The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Annual Cyber Threat Report 2020-2021 shows that ransomware has grown in impact and remains one of the most disruptive threats to Australian organisations.

Cybercrime reports submitted via ReportCyber (through cyber.gov.au) recorded total financial losses of more than $33 billion (AUD). ReportCyber received almost 500 ransomware related cybercrime reports in the 2020-21 financial year, an increase of almost 15% from the previous year.

Who should attend

C-Suite and other leaders and their advisors across IT, Legal and Policy particularly those in asset classes and sectors covered by the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act – Communications, data storage or processing, defence, energy, financial services and markets, food and grocery, health care and medical, higher education and research, space technology, transport, utilities. Academics and small to medium enterprises are encouraged to participate.

We look forward to welcoming you to the discussion and to your participation. If you would like to make a short presentation or ask a question on notice, please contact us via contact@auscl.org