ECU Security Research Institute

Edith Cowan University
ECU-SRI Security Congress

2014 SRI Security Congress
"Security on the Move"

1-3 December, 2014
Perth, Western Australia

Keynote Speakers

Joshua McCloud

Joshua McCloud

Software Defined Networking for Security - Next Generation Threat Visibility and Control

The industry is moving toward stronger ties between software platforms and network infrastructure. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a key element of this shift, promising to simplify management tasks while optimizing network behaviour for applications running on shared infrastructures. However, beyond infrastructure optimization, SDN offers significant security benefits through greater threat visibility and control. This session will discuss how SDN can enhance cyber defence capabilities by enabling rich interaction between network devices and security applications. Key SDN capabilities we will cover include:

  • Unified access security across hybrid cloud environments.
  • Integrating network intelligence into security analytics platforms.
  • Dynamically programing security enforcement devices.

Speaker biography

Joshua McCloud is a Customer Solutions Architect with Cisco's Asia Pacific Japan and China (APJC) public sector group. Joshua works with central government and defense organizations throughout the region, using architectural approaches to help customers improve operational effectiveness in cyber security, cloud deployment, and defense strategic and tactical communications.

With 18+ years of global experience developing and implementing public sector architectures and solutions, Joshua has led virtual, multinational teams to grow business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also works at the CxO and industry level to establish Cisco as a trusted advisor to government. Joshua has deep expertise in the areas of architectural methodologies and frameworks, cyber security, cloud, IP mobility, and military communications systems.
Stuart Mort

Stuart Mort

Signing away your Security

As more companies look to Cloud infrastructure to support business operations, as companies continue to expand in low-cost countries, how does this impact an information owner's ability to maintain control of security; how is security applied when non-IT departments can acquire compute facilities through a pure procurement process. Stuart will explore elements from the information owner's and the information custodian's position - a position often ignored. Is the pen signing the contract bringing the darkness near, or keeping it at bay?

Speaker biography

Stuart leads on all aspects of Information Security for Oracle across the Asia Pacific, Europe Middle East & Africa, and Latin America regions, and also heads the global Mergers & Acquisition Security Team, and the  global Digital Forensics and Investigation team.

Operating within a dedicated Information Security group, who report directly to President-Level, his responsibility is to ensure that policy development, education & awareness, business continuity, investigations, computer forensics, and compliance are operating effectively within the regions, and are aligned with the company's business objectives. Stuart also executes on eDiscovery orders for litigation purposes and works on company integration following acquisition activity.

He put Oracle's first lines of business through ISO27001 Certification in India and Japan, and leads this ISO initiative across Oracle as a whole, as well as developing and enhancing the company's risk - based approach and metrics programs, which are used to report to the Executives on Oracle's risk profile, and the revenue protection that the Information Security program brings to bear.

Prior to Oracle, Stuart built Control Risks' Information Security and Investigations consultancy group, and was a Registered Expert Witness. He has also worked for the UK's Defence & Evaluation Research Agency, holds a Master of Laws in IT & Telecommunications Law, is a Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and is currently based in Australia.

Contact Details

Emma Burke
Congress Coordinator
(61 8) 6304 5176

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline
30 September 2014

Acceptance Notification
24 October 2014

Camera Ready Papers
3 November 2014

Early Bird Registration
2 November 2014


  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Security Magazine


  • Edith Cowan University