Jean-Baptiste Bres

Chief Information Security Officer

Thinking of a Cybersecurity Career? Read This

I very often get asked by students or new grads what is the best path to get into security. It is a tough question. I did 10 years of project management, governance and risk prior to start working in security, a bit by accident, so I cannot rely much on my own experience to answer that question.
As a CISO, as much as I would like to hire more graduates, hand-on experiences are always a consideration, especially when you can only hire a limited number of staff, as security teams often are very small to cover a large number of competencies.

Brian Krebs wrote this very good article to help students and grads to understand better what organisations are looking for when it comes to security profiles, and how to create some experience to get into the security industry. Definitively something you might want to read if it is a path you are considering.

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Future of Security Conference

After having to cancel the event back in March due to COVID-19, the Future of Security conference is back (online this time) from the 24/08.

I am very honoured to be one of the speakers. I will be discussing the Australia Consumer Data Right (CDR), and how it can be used to champion privacy while spurring innovation.

I will also be part of a panel discussing how emerging technologies are reshaping cyber security risks and controls, strategies to infuse security culture into financial services’ enterprise DNA.

Find out more on the conference website.

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Understanding the Payload-Less Email Attacks Evading Your Security Team

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Read about Xinja's Journey to the Cloud

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How to become a Fierce Female Leader in Cybersecurity Meetup

I am very excited to participate with Joss Howard at the very first Women in CyberSecurity Meetup next week! Hopefully I will be able to provide some insightful perspective to all!

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Watch outs for Working From Home

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Security GRC Manager role @ Xinja

We’re on the hunt for a killer Security GRC Manager πŸ”’ Must be highly skilled with excellent credentials. Ready to come help us build Australia's first (and best πŸ˜‰) neobank? Apply at https://xinja.com.au/careers/security-grc-manager/

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Future of Security Conference, Sydney

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but it will be rescheduled for later on this year. Stay safe and see you all in a few month!

I am very honoured to be one of the speakers at the next Future of Security conference in Melbourne on 24/03 and in Sydney on 26/03. I will be discussing the Australia Consumer Data Right (CDR), and how it can be used to champion privacy while spurring innovation.

On the 26/03 (Sydney), I will also be part of a panel discussing how emerging technologies are reshaping cyber security risks and controls, strategies to infuse security culture into financial services’ enterprise DNA with Wayne Bozza, Sarah O'Brien and Sumeet Kukar and Larkin Ryder.

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CPS 234 NSW Morning Briefing

Thanks all for coming to our panel on strategies to prevent data breaches & improve incident response yesterday at the CPS 234 NSW morning briefing.
Thank you to Jason Anderson and Wayne Bozza for their insightfull perspectives. And thanks to Paul Schofield for his fantastic facilitation and direction.

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πŸ’‘ Digital Identity and Authentication

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Time to go through the concepts of Digital Identity and Authentication, and how they are generally implemented in IT environments to automate access to websites, services and applications.

While this article does not require any specific technical knowledge, it is not a trivial topic, and I have purposely tried to not oversimplify some of the concepts. I have done my best to keep it easy to read, but feel free to send some feedback if some parts are too complex and you would like further clarifications.

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