DIN Virtual Industry Forum: Cyber Security


Friday 20 August 2021 | 11.30-13.30
Online event


Please register via Eventbrite link.

Pitch registrations close 6-Aug.
Attendee registrations close 18-Aug.

Defence Innovation Network and Macquarie University invite the defence and science community to the Virtual Industry Forum focused on Cyber Security.

This event will showcase NSW’s outstanding innovations presented by universities and industry in specific areas of interest. Participants will also have a chance to interact with a number of representatives from the DST GroupRANRAAF and the Australian Army.


  • Network resilience / AI for autonomous network resilience
  • Multi Intelligence Analytics / Analytics of vast quantities of increasingly diverse data sets


  • Prof Dali Kaafar, Macquarie University
  • Scott Richardson, NSW Cyber Hub, Investment NSW
  • COL Pinghan Chua, Land Cyberspace Operations, Australian Army
  • Jonathan Dean, Defence Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Department of Defence
  • Rachael Falk, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
  • Dr Hassan Asghar, Macquarie University
  • Prof Sanjay Jha, University of New South Wales
  • Prof Kaveh Khalilpour & Dr Faezeh Karimi, University of Technology Sydney
  • Prof Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong
  • Prof Alana Maurushat, Western Sydney University
  • Dr Kanchana Thilakarathna, University of Sydney



11.30-12.35: Panelist presentations and Q&A
12.35-13.30: Academic pitches and networking

Program available here.



Interested to pitch?

If you are an industry representative or  researcher from one of the DIN member universities and would like to give a short 7-minute pitch, please register your interest by COB, 6 August 2021.

Interested to attend?
If you would like to join the event and just listen in, please register your interest to attend by COB, 18 August 2021.

Teleconference details will be sent by COB 19 August to registrants who meet conditions of entry. Please use your full name and professional email to register for this event.


This event is catered to academics, DST Group, Defence, and Defence-related industry only. DIN reserves the right to cancel tickets or refuse access at any time without prior notice.

DIN Virtual Industry Forum is a series of events focused on defence relevant topics that bring together industry, defence and academics.

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