Peter Grabosky is Professor Emeritus in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University. His interests lie in the areas of cybercrime, regulation, policing, and, more generally, in the excesses of the liberal-democratic state. A former Russell Sage Fellow at Yale Law School, he has received the Sellin Glueck Award from the American Society of Criminology; the Mannheim Prize from the Centre International de Criminologie Comparée, Université de Montréal; and the Gilbert Geis Lifetime Achievement Award, from the White Collar Crime Research Consortium, 2012. He was on the Staff of the Australian Institute of Criminology from 1983-2001, finishing up as Deputy Director.
He is the author of Cybercrime (Oxford University Press 2016); Crime and Terrorism (Sage Publications, 2010 with M. Stohl); Lengthening the Arm of the Law: Enhancing Police Resources in the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press, 2009 with Ayling and Shearing), and Cyber Criminals on Trial (Cambridge University Press, 2004 with R. Smith and G. Urbas). The latter book won the Distinguished Book Award of American Society of Criminology’s Division of International Criminology.
Hamish Hansford is Group Manager and Inaugural Head of the Australian Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre. The Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre brings together Australia’s ‘all hazards’ protection of 11 critical infrastructure sectors of the Australian economy. The Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre has a large focus on aviation and maritime security and telecommunications security. Increasingly, the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre will focus on cyber security issues including how to protect and then respond to serious cyber security incidents in partnership with the National Situation Room and the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Immediately prior to this role, Hamish was the First Assistant Secretary of the Cyber, Digital and Technology Policy Division, where he led the delivery and implementation of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020, cybercrime policy, online harms policy including combating terrorist use of the internet and child exploitation, as well as critical and emerging technology and data security policy. During the first half of 2020, Hamish supported the response to COVID-19 efforts through the Home Affairs COVID-19 Task Force.
Prior to this Hamish was the First Assistant Secretary of National Security and Law Enforcement Policy Divisions where he delivered Australia’s first ever modern slavery act, surveillance, investigatory powers and lawful access reforms, as well as hardening of Australia’s counter money laundering, illicit firearms, terrorist financing and child exploitation regimes. Hamish has held Senior Executive positions in the former Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the former Australian Crime Commission. Hamish has also served in a range of intelligence, policy, planning, program delivery roles in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Attorney General’s Department, the Australian Senate and the former Office of Transport Security.
Professor Paterson teaches and researches in the areas of consumer protection and consumer credit law, and the law and regulation of emerging technologies. Her work focuses on themes of fairness, safety/reliability and accountability in consumer products. Jeannie is the co-director of CAIDE, a collaborative, interdisciplinary research, teaching and policy centre. Jeannie teaches in law and emerging technologies in the undergraduate breadth program (AI Ethics and the Law), the Juris Doctor (New Technology Law) and Melbourne Law Masters (Digital Consumer Protection Law). Jeannie holds a current legal practicing certificate and regularly consults to government and not-for-profit organisations. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
Born in Wangaratta, Alison attended Winton Primary School and Benalla High School, before joining the Army and undertaking tertiary studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra completing her Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical) in 1997. Alison undertook a number of junior Army Officer positions including service in East Timor in 1999 as the senior maintenance officer for 162 Reconnaissance Squadron. In September 2001 Alison was posted to the United States for two years. During this posting Alison was deployed to Iraq for six months with the 101st Airborne Division. Alison undertook a number of postings within 5th Aviation Regiment, including Officer Commanding Technical Support Squadron, where she was responsible for the planning and coordination of all aviation maintenance requirements within the Regiment including two operational deployments to Afghanistan and overseeing the introduction of the MRH-90 aircraft to 5th Aviation Regiment. During this period Alison was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal.
Alison successfully completed Staff College in 2009, and was posted as the Staff Officer to Director General Personnel – Army. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2010, Alison retired from the Army in 2013.
Upon retirement from the Army, Alison accepted a position as the Integrated Logistics Support Manager for Northrop Grumman. She was then promoted to the Director Integration and Support within the same organisation. In 2017 Alison moved to Penten as the Director Logistics, and is now the Strategic Logistics Advisor for this organisation.In addition to her Engineering degree, Alison holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Arts in Strategy and Management.
Stephen is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Lockstep Consulting.
Stephen is an international authority on data protection, digital identity and privacy. He has helped organisations around the world with independent advice and analysis in technology & governance strategy, business architecture, privacy, risk management, Privacy Impact Assessment and public policy. He is a widely respected writer and commentator on all issues relating to digital identity. His career spans 35 years in IT, software engineering and R&D management, in both Australia and the USA, with 25 years dedicated to digital identity and privacy.
For almost 20 years Daniel has been working at the forefront of theoretical foundations and applications of systems and control, with special emphasis on networked cyber-physical systems. He has co-authored a book, over 240 publications in top journals and conferences, and holds three commercial patents. Throughout his career, he has received a number of prestigious research awards, most prominently the 2018 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award. This prize recognizes the best paper published during the past two years in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the finest journal in systems control. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. Daniel has attracted over 2 million dollars in competitive research funds within Australia and Germany since 2009.
Professor Mitchell is an Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide. He studies how information moves over social networks using mathematical models, coupled with data science techniques. His research interests are in computational social science, human dynamics, online social networks, as well as data assimilation and the mathematics of weather and climate.