" The level of cybersecurity exposure in the media has resulted in people realising security isn’t just something for IT people to worry about any more"
Lee Beyer, NAB Senior Manager, Cyber Safety
So how can organisations, government and the community come together to create a common understanding and clear individual actions? Enter the Security Influence & Trust (SIT) Community, an industry network for cyber security awareness and change professionals.
The SIT Community are experts with the specialist skill set required to execute effective cyber safety programs. In our latest BlueNotes roundtable we sat down with founding members of the SIT Community, including Kate Monckton, Head of Privacy & Security Knowledge Management/Privacy Officer, nbn, Simone Bachmann, Head of Information Security Innovation and Culture, Australia Post, Lee Beyer, Senior Manager, Cyber Safety, NAB and Manuja Wijesekera, Security & Network Lead, Melbourne Cricket Club.
We began by asking why it’s important to act as one voice when promoting cyber safety.
Hardinge: Why are organisations getting involved in the SIT Community?
Bachmann: Because cyber safety is now a life skill! We believe we can make a bigger difference if we take a coordinated approach as an industry and not waste resources duplicating efforts when there is so much to be done.
Raising cybersecurity awareness and skill in all Australians will lead to a stronger and more-trusted online experiences as well as more-resilient businesses. This is vital for a more globally competitive Australia.)