Melbourne Cybersecurity Forum

Cyberattacks continue to plague Australian businesses with 43% of cyberattacks targeted to small to medium business.  [ Source: Savvy ]
In FY22 ACSC received over 76,000 cybercrime reports. That is one reported every seven minutes. This represents an increase of 13% on the previous year. [ Source: Lexology ]

Most notably, two of the largest and most high-profile data breaches in our nation’s history impacting Optus and Medibank, affected millions of Australians.
Australian IT leaders ranked ransomware (45%), malware (43%), and phishing or whaling (40%) as the leading sources of increased security attacks. Managing cyber risks in any industry is an ongoing challenge, with 50% of IT Managers reporting increased volume, severity, or scope of cyberattacks in the past 12 months.
The Parking Industry is not exempt from cybercrime and cyber criminals are not going away.
As data breaches become more pervasive in our interconnected world so must our understanding of modern day cyber attacks. In 2022, various new obligations ‘switched on’ for operators of critical infrastructure assets across a wide and expanded range of industries.
The Parking Industry needs to be responsible to ensure they are protecting all of our categories of data from breaches, ransomware, phishing, malware and cyber threats. With exponential advances in technology and sophisticated digital systems being embraced by the Industry and LPR technology becoming the standard, networks can be compromised, with personal, payment, and other data hacked and exposed.
Parking Australia invites you to attend our Melbourne Cyber Security Forum.

Event Details:

Date: 15 February 2023, 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: SleevesUP, 11-13 Cubitt Street, Cremorne, VIC

  • Cost to members – Free
  • Cost to non members – $50 (ex GST)

Registration from 3.30pm with forum starting at 4pm sharp.  Networking session over drinks and canapés from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Four leading Cyber Security Industry Experts will provide insights and best practices to help you better understand and manage current threats, your payment and information systems security as well as provide invaluable knowledge to enable you to create a safer digital world for you and your customers.


James Tin – Senior Global Director of Security & Fraud Solutions, F5, US Cyber Security Company


Martijn Verbree – Partner, National Cyber Lead, KPMG Australia


Omaru Maruatona – Chief Executive Officer, aiculus


Tim Truman – APAC Security Manager, TNS | ADVAM


The Panel will be moderated by Angelique Mentis – President, Parking Australia

For more on each of our speakers…

James Tin: With more than 20 years of experience in IT, James has held roles for a number of US cloud security vendors, specialising in mitigating application fraud, credential abuse attacks, web application attacks, zero-trust security, data loss prevention, application performance monitoring, content delivery, authentication, single sign on, content caching, DDOS mitigation, incident response planning, disaster recovery planning and business continuity planning.  James’ assists his customers which include customers include the largest banks, airlines and e-commerce platforms globally to ensure that their online presence is fast, reliable and secure.  With enormous growth of digital technologies in the parking industry to capture customer data to ensure a seamless experience, James will focus on the protection of customer data and provide mitigation tools to keep you and your organisation protected.

Martijn Verbree: A specialist in Cyber Security and digital risk management, Martijn established and led KPMG UK’s Cyber Security business for their largest corporate clients between 2016 and 2021. He is now KPMG Australia’s Management Consulting Head of Cyber Security delivering cyber security and risk transformation programmes across financial services, manufacturing, critical national infrastructure and the technology sector.

Omaru Maruatona: Omaru has worked in Cyber Security architecture and strategy at PwC Australia, as a Security Engineer at Computershare; and as an Artificial Intelligence researcher with Westpac bank and the University of Ballarat. He is now CEO and leads the team at aiculus, a technology company that specialises in cyber security and Artificial Intelligence.  Omaru is also a mentor for an Australian and a Singaporean business accelerator, an advisor for a British venture capital company and a board director for the Buninyong Community Bank.

Tim Truman: Having worked with the TNS/ADVAM team for 17 years, Tim ensures client information is secure and payments are processed seamlessly and reliably within the eCommerce and unattended payment environments.

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