FireEye Cyber Defense Live 2018 - Sydney



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2018 Presenters

Travis Reese President

Travis has served as President of FireEye since June 2016. He was previously President of Mandiant Consulting and iSIGHT Intelligence, overseeing the organization that delivers FireEye incident response and strategic consulting services, as well as cyber threat intelligence solutions. Travis joined FireEye in December 2013, when the company acquired Mandiant, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Mandiant, Travis was co-founder of the Computer Forensic and Intrusion Analysis Group at Aegis Research Corporation (acquired by ManTech International), and a Special Agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Travis studied executive education through Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. in criminal justice from Wayland Baptist University.

John Watters Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Strategy Officer

John was named Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Strategy Officer in January 2017. In this role, John oversees a unified global organization combining Mandiant, FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence, and FireEye as a Service operations. John joined FireEye in January 2016, when iSIGHT Partners, the company he founded in 2006, was acquired by FireEye. Under John’s leadership, iSIGHT Partners built a global network of intelligence experts that today extends the reach of FireEye’s threat intelligence capability. Prior to iSIGHT Partners, John was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iDEFENSE, a security intelligence firm he sold to VeriSign in 2005. John graduated from Santa Clara University and attended London School of Economics.

Narelle Devine Chief Information Security Officer of the Australian Government Department of Human Services

Narelle Devine, Chief Information Security Officer of the Australian Government Department of Human Services was just 17 when she joined Royal Australian Navy. While at the Australian Defence Force Academy she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Information Systems and English) and later returned to UNSW to complete two Masters Degrees in Science (Information Technology) and Systems Engineering.
After 23 years serving the country with the Navy, Narelle made the move to the Department of Human Services to serve the country in a different way.

In 2016, Narelle was appointed as the Department of Human Services’ Chief Information Security Officer. The department delivers essential welfare and health services payments to the Australian community. Her team of over 190 staff protect the personal and financial security of 26 million Australians, managing 280 000 authentications every day and protecting the $290 billion in payments the department makes every year.

Narelle is equally passionate about workplace culture, training and recruitment as she is about cyber operations.

Tim Wellsmore Director of Threat Intelligence & Consulting, Mandiant International,
a FireEye Company

Tim Wellsmore is Director of International Threat Intelligence and Consulting, and is responsible for driving FireEye’s intelligence mandate by aligning capabilities and developing strong intelligence and consulting partnerships across the region.
Wellsmore has over 20 years experience in cyber threat intelligence, technical data collection and computer forensics, with leadership roles focused on cyber security threats and threat intelligence collection to protect Australia’s national interest across both Australian and international intelligence and law enforcement communities.

Wellsmore founded and led the cyber threat intelligence capability for Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency, the ACC within the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and its predecessor the Cyber Security Operations Centre within Defence. He also founded, developed and led many of the Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC) technical intelligence collection capability teams. Wellsmore led the team that developed Australia’s first classified cybercrime threat report that critically influenced Australia’s new Cyber Security Strategy. He has strong experience and leadership within many types of threat intelligence operations in close partnerships within the national security and law enforcement environments in Australia and across the globe.

He has published research studies in the field of network communications, cryptography and security, and holds a Masters In Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science with honours.

Event Information

Date: August 23, 2018 (Thursday)

Registration Opens at 8.30am

Venue: The Westin

Address: 1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000

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