Resilience in an Information Centric World

Monday, 8 December
Breakout 1

A conundrum - the best indicators of the future are the events of the past, yet the past is not an absolute indicator or future events. Outlier events are becoming more common and threatening the existence of organisations - Is enterprise risk management to be thrown out? The vast majority of organisations that have ever existed are not around today. Of the top 25 companies on the US Fortune 500 in 1961, only six remained there in 2011. The few that survive broadly did so for two reasons which I will discuss with examples.

Presented by: Alex Webling, Treasurer, Australasian Council of Security Professionals, Australia

Alex Webling is a registered security professional in the area of enterprise security management. Alex is Director and CISO of Resilience Outcomes Pty Ltd, a boutique consultancy specialising in organisational resilience and information security. Alex has 20 years experience working as a senior executive for the Australian Federal Government in national security including in cyber-security, critical infrastructure protection, identity security and resilience. Alex is Foundation Director of the Australian Government computer emergency response team; Cofounder of the Trusted Information Sharing Network - Resilience Community of Interest; Creator of the Australian Government’s Chemicals of Security Concern programme; and Head of Protective Security Policy responsible for launching the revised Protective Security Policy Framework and the single information classification system for the Australian Government. Alex is the Treasurer of the Australasian Council of Security Professionals and a member of ASIS international and AISA.