Pacific Telecommunications Security Expert Forum

In collaboration with The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The University of Queensland is proud to co-host the Pacific Telecommunications Security Expert Forum (PTSEF) in Brisbane. 

The Forum will be co-hosted by Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology, Dr Tobias Feakin, and The University of Queensland Chancellor, Mr Peter N Varghese AO.

The two-phase will include a series of presentations, roundtables and group discussions to better understand the needs of the Pacific region, as they related to telecommunications, infrastructure and cyber security.

Phase 1 - Roundtable Discussions will be facilitated by experts from the Australian and international telecommunications industries, academics and the Australian Government. These discussions will form the bedrock to improve future activities to support and strengthen Pacific telecommunications and cyber security development. 

Event details

Date: Thursday 10 November - Friday 11 November 2022
Venue: Brisbane Marriott Hotel, 515 Queen St, Brisbane City Qld 4000 [MAP]

Dennis Desmond
Dr Dennis Desmond 
Lecturer for Cyber Intelligence, Sunshine Coast University and former US Army and FBI Special Agent
Craig Gillies
Craig Gillies
Director Cyber Cooperation, CCTCP, DFAT

Jeremy Hulse
Jeremy Hulse
Executive General Manager, Cybersecurity, Sage Automation
Paula Latapu
Dr Paula Latapu
Head of School, School of Computer Science, Christ’s University in Pacific
Associate Professor Judith Mair
A. Prof Judith Mair
Associate Professor,
School of Business, UQ
Mihoko Matsubara
Mihoko Matsubara
Chief Cyber Security Strategist, NTT Japan
David Mount
Dr David Mount
Lecturer in Cyber Criminology and Criminology, School of Social Science, UQ
Ravin Prasad
Ravin Prasad
Chief Executive Officer, Cybernetic Global Intelligence
John Swinson
Professor John Swinson
Professor, School of Law, UQ


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Phase 1 Post-Forum Survey

This survey will be made available at the end of the Forum to share your feedback on the session's content, it's relevance to you and your thoughts on next stpes. All feedback received will be used to support Phase 2 of the Forum in 2023.

Survey coming soon.