Responding to Ransomware – Tools to Build Your Threat Defense Architecture

26th Oct 2022, Brisbane, Australia

Private Event Series

Hosted By

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Date: Wednesday, 26th October 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm (AEDT)


Blackbird Bar & Grill, Brisbane – Deco Room

Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street,
Brisbane City QLD 4000

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Synopsis and overview of the session

Organizations are increasingly at risk from skilful attackers and potent cyberthreats. The cost of cyberattacks could go beyond millions of dollars to fix breaches. The potential breach of secure data, loss of intellectual and personnel data, and extreme remediation also come at a high price.

Focus Network in partnership with Cohesity, invites you to join this executive gathering of other IT leaders, where we will delve deeper into:

  • The rise and evolution of ransomware attacks
  • How modern data protection capabilities can enhance an organization’s security posture
  • Building a Threat Defence Architecture that brings SecOps and IT Ops together


Lincoln Shillington

Lincoln Shillington, Senior Systems Engineer, Cohesity

IT professional with a focus on business outcomes and commercial realities. Integration with existing systems, whilst moving forward with technology to provide a real business advantage. Pre-Sales technologist with extensive Vendor and End User experience.


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Ben Kellas, Senior Vice President/ IT Director – Loyalty & Analytics, Financial Tech/Services, Alcohol/Beverages, and FMCG / Pharmaceutical industry sectors

Ben recently returned to Australia after 12 years working in Asia, most recently as Senior Vice President/IT Director, APAC for Aimia Loyalty Solutions. Ben is currently engaged in the Technology advisory and consulting space. He is a keen networker in Technology across APAC and can be found at all the major industry and vendor events. Ben has participated in several panels, including CIO Asia and CIO Leaders Summit panels in Singapore and Hong Kong, providing strategic IT thought leadership. Ben has held both national and regional based technology leadership roles with the likes of GlaxoSmithkline, Diageo, Beam Suntory, Fiserv, and most recently Aimia that is now part of the Kognitiv Group.

Ben’s unique mix of industry experience allows him to provide critical thinking and strategic technology insights to organisations and his CIO / CTO peer community. In recent years, he has been focused on leading transformation programs across business, technology, security with the intent that technology and security can be delivered as a service with todays mature cloud, saas and vendor capabilities and their delivery models.

About Cohesity

We believe that simplicity is the foundation of modern data management. Our mission is to radically simplify how organizations manage their data and unlock limitless value.



Damien Scalzo, Director of Technology, Movigo Group, Australia and New Zealand

Damien is the Director of Technology for Movigo Group for Australia and New Zealand. Previously, Damien was the CIO and Information Security Officer for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia/New Zealand.

For over 18 years, Damien has combined his business and technology experience as a CIO, Management Consultant, Systems Integrator and Chartered Accountant to help organisations to securely use technology to add value to their core and new business processes across industries including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Utilities and Public.

Damien is passionate about technology and also spends time mentoring startups to grow and scale.

Agenda at a glance

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Jim Katsos, Manager Solutions Engineering, Okta

Jim Katsos has more than 20 years’ experience in the software industry.  He is currently responsible for promoting Okta’s Solution Engineering team across Australia, New Zealand and asia. Jim has held various leadership roles across technical presales, professional services and research and development and has a strong technical background across multiple software domains including application development,  security, automation and cloud native platforms.

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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