Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility: How to communicate this message effectively across the organisation

20th June 2024, Sydney, Australia

Private Event Series

Hosted By

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Date: Thursday, 20th June 2024

Time: 12pm – 2:30pm (AEST)


Saké Restaurant & Bar The Rocks
Bonsai Room

12 Argyle Street
The Rocks NSW 2000

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Synopsis and overview of the session

Depending on the report you read, 82% to 95% of cyber incidents are directly related to human error. The evolution of Security Awareness Training is now moving towards Engagement and Security Culture, also referred to as human risk management and human layer protection.

Historically the IT Department has been responsible for cybersecurity. The attack vector has increased exponentially over the last ten years with technological developments, increased internet speed, accessibility, the growth of mobile devices and, more recently, the move to remote working have meant that cybersecurity is literally on the move as we take our devices everywhere.

As a result, the responsibility when it comes to cybersecurity has spread from IT to literally everyone in an organisation. This comes with challenges and frustrations with employee engagement and security awareness training programs.

Are people not completing the training? Not reporting phishing emails? Still not understanding that cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility.

Focus Network in partnership with Knowbe4 look forward to welcoming an elite group of cyber security leaders from Melbourne to delve deeper into the following areas;

  • Effectiveness of Security Awareness Training and whether your current programs are adequately engaging employees and fostering a security-conscious culture.
  • Transition to Engagement and Security Culture where we will look deeper into the shift towards engagement-based approaches and building a strong security culture within the organisation.
  • Challenges in Employee Engagement.
  • Enhancing Cybersecurity Responsibility and looking deeper into strategies for reinforcing the message that cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, throughout your organisation.


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Joe Gillett, Head of Oceania, KnowBe4

Joe Gillett is the Head of Oceania at KnowBe4 where he is responsible for building and managing sales teams within the region. He has 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications sectors managing teams in all sectors from SMB/ mid-market/ corporate/ enterprise and government, across all verticals. Gillett previously held sales leadership roles at 5G Networks, Optus and Telstra. He earned his honours bachelor in Business Administration from the University of La Trobe, Australia and is a Mentor and Coach to sales professionals and customers, to enable them to achieve their goals.

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Caroline Soo, Vice President, Customer Success, APAC + Japan, KnowBe4

Caroline Soo leads the APJ Customer Success team for KnowBe4 and has been in the business of setting up her clients for success over the past 17 years, across diverse industries. She joined KnowBe4 in 2022 to make a difference in the world by making “Enabling employees (and everyone around her) to make smarter security decisions, every day” her mission to partially fulfil her childhood dream of being a heroine.

Having the privilege of working and leading at companies like Gartner, Lazada and GfK, Soo brings with her an outcome-driven value engagement approach to everything that she does, as she and her team enable organisations to shape cyber safe behaviours one day at a time. Soo is Security Awareness Culture Professional (SACP) certified, a Chemist (NUS) and Accountancy (ACCA) by training.



Tyron McGurgan, Founder and CEO, Focus Network

Tyron McGurgan is a seasoned entrepreneur, media expert, and events professional boasting over 17 years of industry experience. As the CEO and Founder of Focus Network, a premier research and advisory events company, Tyron has led the charge in providing innovative, localised insights and research platforms for senior executives and teams across APAC and the USA.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Tyron kickstarted his career journey in the events and media landscape after completing his education. His early days in print media equipped him with invaluable skills in sales, marketing, and management. Notably, he held a key leadership role at a prominent international events and publishing company, where he managed the APAC region with a team exceeding 100 staff members.

In 2012, Tyron launched Focus Network with a vision to revolutionize how businesses connect and engage with executives. Recognizing the transformative power of data in the events industry, he pioneered a company that leverages cutting-edge tools and platforms to deliver top-notch, data-driven events aimed at helping businesses achieve their objectives.

Under Tyron’s stewardship, Focus Network has evolved from an events company into a formidable Research and Advisory business, collaborating with some of the globe’s most renowned brands and organizations. The company is renowned for its ability to deliver forward-thinking events that integrate the latest research and localized insights derived directly from its analysts.

Beyond his role at Focus Network, Tyron is a revered thought leader and influencer in the events sphere. He frequently graces industry conferences and events as a speaker, sharing his wealth of insights and experiences on topics such as event technology, marketing strategies, and future trends.

Throughout his illustrious career, Tyron has remained steadfast in his commitment to innovation, excellence, and client satisfaction. He is celebrated for his fearless leadership, willingness to challenge the status quo, and propensity for taking calculated risks to achieve his objectives. Tyron’s vision and dedication have been pivotal in propelling Focus Network to success, inspiring and motivating his team to push boundaries and achieve new milestones.

In his leisure time, Tyron enjoys indulging in his passion for golf or cherishing moments with his growing family.

About KnowBe4

KnowBe4 empowers your workforce to make smarter security decisions every day. Over 65,000 organisations worldwide trust the KnowBe4 platform to strengthen their security culture and reduce human risk. KnowBe4 builds a human layer of defense so organisations can fortify user behavior with new-school security awareness and compliance training.

Deploying KnowBe4 results in users that are alert and care about the damage that phishing, ransomware and other social engineering threats pose. The platform includes a comprehensive suite of awareness and compliance training, real-time user coaching, AI-powered simulated social engineering, and crowdsourced anti-phishing defense. With content in 35+ languages, KnowBe4 provides the world’s largest, always-fresh library of engaging content to strengthen your human firewall.


Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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