Brian Hay APM has a rare blend of cyber security skills and business attributes.  Long considered a Thought Leader in the world of Cyber Security he learned his craft not from the technical demands of the industry but rather by focusing on the activities of organised crime and cyber criminals.  
 
Having developed the security concept of the “Lifecycle of Cybercrime” he consults with key clients to understand their business strategies and seeks to assist organisational objectives whilst ensuring the highest levels of security.  His broad environmental awareness and thought leadership expertise seeks to understand the client environment in order to align how CCS can assist in meeting the client’s full spectrum of security requirements, from governance, risk management, compliance and technical consulting, through to technology integration, training and managed services. Recently with Unisys as Lead CISO Advisor APAC, Security he was responsible for managing and developing Unisys’ Security Consulting business for Asia Pacific, while delivering operational and service excellence. 
Brian brings a wealth of security experience, and has a proven record of partnering with industry for innovative solutions to difficult problems.
 
Prior to joining Unisys, Brian was General Manager, Security for Dimension Data, Australia.  Prior to this Brian was Detective Superintendent at Queensland Police, where he served 35 years. Since 2004, he has worked extensively in the area of financial, identity and cybercrime.  He was Commander of the Queensland Police Fraud & Cyber Crime Group, Chair of the Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency’s eCrime Working Group, a pivotal driver of the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network, and member of the Federal Attorney-General’s National Cybercrime Working Group. 

In 2009 Brian was the recipient of an international award from McAfee for efforts in combating cybercrime - "The International Award for Cyber Crime Fighter of the Year". Brian is also  the recipient of the Australian Police Medal, and in 2010 he was the recipient of the National AusCERT Award for Individual Excellence in Information Security.  He has a Masters in Public Policy and Administration and former President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Brisbane Chapter). 

"As a fellow event producer with  over 18 years experience throughout Europe, America and Australasia, I fully endorse Brian Hay as an excellent keynote speaker. We work with A/NZ CFOs ranging from ASX200 through to all levels of government and the largest not for profits in the region, Brian has consistently been our stand out presenter on every occasion.  I can not endorse Brian highly enough as he not only bespoke his presentation to our audience and has delivered over 10 outstanding keynotes, but is also genuinely a joy to work with and will always deliver 110% - One of our most recent and important events consisted of over 350 CFOs and Brian was voted the absolute stand out presenter and we look forward to welcoming him back this year." 
 

-  Richard McBride

Group Producer

CFO Series & Editor, Strategic CFO Magazine

Brian Hay APM

Executive Director

Cultural Cyber Security

Brian Hay
Brian Hay

Executive Director - Cultural Cyber Security

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Brian is an industry renown and sought-after cybersecurity evangelist, thought leader, public speaker and roundtable facilitator. Here are some of his speaking engagements:

 

  • CFO Symposiums - Australia & New Zealand (2015-17) 

  • Navigating Cyber Disruption (2017) 

  • Using Threat Intelligence to Drive Business Outcomes, Malaysia (2017) 

  • FST Future of Security, Proactively Shaping your Business for the Security Landscape (2017) 

  • Cyber Terrorism Conference (2017) 

  • CISO Leaders Summit (2017) 

  • International Terrorism and Money Laundering Conference, Turkey (2013) 

  • Global Credit Card Fraud Summit, Interpol HQ, Lyon, France (2012) 

  • Cyber and Identity Crime, New Delhi, India (2012) 

  • Security and Mobile Payments, Singapore (2014) 

  • AISA Forums and events (ongoing) 

  • International Financial Crime Investigator’s Conference, Toronto

  • FBI International Crime Conference​

Papers

  • The Lifecycle of Cybercrime, CSO Online Publication  

  • The Three Pillars of Excellence, CSO Online Publication 

  • Overt Vs Covert, CSO Online Publication 

  • Mandatory Data Breach Disclosure, CSO Online Publication 

  • Responding to organised payment card compromise and subsequent fraud, Brian Hay & Dr Julianne Webster, published 2014 journal, Griffith University 

"Understanding the 'Lifecycle of Cybercrime' and that security is a business and people risk, not a technology conversation. This is crucial in preparing for the continuously developing threat landscape." - Brian Hay

"I had attended a seminar where Brian had spoken before and thought the staff and company would benefit from the training and his down to earth explanation of computer terms and cyber threats. We had a broad range of staff attend, from those just starting in the work force to those nearing retirement and they all found the content insightful and the presentation engaging. I had 2 staff personally thank me for arranging the training. I would recommend this training to any organisation regardless of their size."

Matthew Costello from Apprenticeship's Queensland

"As a fellow event producer with  over 18 years experience throughout Europe, America and Australasia, I fully endorse Brian Hay as an excellent keynote speaker.

 

We work with A/NZ CFOs ranging from ASX200 through to all levels of government and the largest not for profits in the region who are notoriously a very ‘tough crowd’, Brian has consistently been our stand out presenter on every occasion. 

 

I can not endorse Brian highly enough as he not only bespoke his presentation to our audience and has delivered over 10 outstanding keynotes, but is also genuinely a joy to work and will alway deliver 110% - One of our most recent and important events consisted of over 350 CFOs and Brian was voted the absolute stand out presenter and we look forward to welcoming him back this year."

Richard Mcbride from CFO Series

"I have been fortunate to see Brian present at several events over the past few years. Brian is passionate about cyber security which clearly resonates with his audience. He has a relaxed delivery and presents highly interesting content, that connects with, and captures the attention of those in attendance. We have had Brian present to management and staff within our organisation on a couple of occasions.

Without a doubt these sessions have been very well received and resulted in tremendous feedback"

Jamie Delacey from Attune Hearing

"Brian Hay has been instrumental in the webinars we have been delivering in our region. His network and knowledge is beyond compare and is always willing to help where and when he can. When it comes to cyber security, he’s your man. Whether the conversation is network, SOC, malware, ransomware, endpoint or operational technology based – he’s very well versed in the greater subject. Due to his extensive network, we have grown our visibility, our database and our business in the region. We are grateful for everything he does, how he conducts himself and the results he gives."

Marie Evans from Nozomi Networks

"Brian Hay has been instrumental in the webinars we have been delivering in our region. His network and knowledge is beyond compare and is always willing to help where and when he can. When it comes to cyber security, he’s your man. Whether the conversation is network, SOC, malware, ransomware, endpoint or operational technology based – he’s very well versed in the greater subject. Due to his extensive network, we have grown our visibility, our database and our business in the region. We are grateful for everything he does, how he conducts himself and the results he gives."

Lachlan McGill from The Salvation Army

"Brian has the ability to connect with people of all backgrounds and translate the complicated world of cyber risk into "plain speak". This ability has made him very effective in significantly improving awareness and culture in our organisation."

Mark Nix from Eagers Automotive

"We have been working with Brian Hay and Cultural Cyber Security to develop and deliver our cyber safety program for almost twelve months. This commenced with a series of interviews across the organisation to establish a baseline of cyber safety knowledge across a sample of our employees which has then been used to develop a targeted program. The program has included face to face meetings with various business units at which Brian presented on the reasons why Cyber Safety are important and what our staff can do to keep themselves  safe at home and at work.   We are about to move into the next phase with some more targeted training rolled out. The feedback from those who have attended the sessions has been fantastic and I have no hesitation in recommending Brian Hay and Cultural Cyber Security as willing and extremely competent partners in delivering these types of cyber safety campaigns."

Laurie Joyce from Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

"Brian's presentation was insightful, engaging and most importantly made a lasting difference for our audience at the recent Cyber Security Asia event in Cambodia. He has the ability to explain complex emerging cyber threats in straight forward and practical terms that can be strategically applied by both executives and general staff. It is rare that a speaker makes such a lasting impression but Brian has done just that!"

Thomvell, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"To whom it may concern,

Please be advised that Brian Hay has spoken at a number of functions for clients of Hall Chadwick in Queensland and at the Hall Chadwick national conference on his area of expertise. He has a thorough knowledge of cyber security and related matters.

 

We found his presentations relevant and of great assistance to our clients and staff. He was able to make them practical given his wealth of experience.

We recommend Brian highly as a speaker to any business or groups who require assistance in his area of expertise.

I would be happy to take any contact from any person who was considering  engaging with Brian Hay or his company, Cultural Cyber Security Pty Ltd"

Brendan Vaughan, Hall Chadwick

"We have worked with Brian since 2018 in a program designed to increase our Cyber Security awareness and improve our culture. To achieve this Brian has made around 20 presentations to diverse groups across our organisation ranging from frontline staff to C Level Execs.   These have been general updates on emerging cyber threats and also targeted to specific groups, such as Payroll and People and Culture, which focussed on specific threats that they may face in their day to day work.  Feedback to these sessions has been excellent and Brian presented them with the right balance of humour and education drawing on his vast experience as a Cyber Security Expert.  Personally I have also shared platforms with him at AUSCert in a wide ranging discussion on cyber security issues which were also extremely well received."

Laurie Joyce, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
 

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