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SINCON 2021 Conference — A Special Forces Mindset to Cyber Warfare — by Ben Sullivan

SINCON 2021 Conference — BizComm Talk

Day 1 (05 Nov 2021) 2.30pm—3.00pm @ Open Stage

A Special Forces Mindset to Cyber Warfare

Abstract

Even before the advent of a global pandemic, IT Security teams faced a challenging and dynamic environment as they sought to protect and defend their institutions against sophisticated cyber threats. From his experience serving in the Australian Army Special Forces, Ben Sullivan tells the story of the government’s defence approach in the face of cyber warfare. He plans to take attendees through an educational journey on how to combat against cyber adversaries’ massive and coordinated cyber attacks in an increasingly interconnected world, and how the approach can transform countries and organisations’ cybersecurity defence.


About Ben Sullivan

BEN SULLIVAN is the Technical Director of Cyber Security at NEXTGEN Group.


In his role, Ben is responsible for driving growth and overseeing the operations of the Cyber Security business unit. Most recently, he was the Security Technology Lead, and was responsible for delivering technology enablement and go-to-market consultations across the entire NEXTGEN Cyber Security portfolio for channel partners.


Ben is an industry veteran and has deep subject matter expertise in the areas of cyber security and cloud technologies. Prior to this, Ben served in the Australian Army for 10 years, and has extensive experience in leading large-scale front-line and technical cyber security operations.


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