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About Cyber Security Connect

Market intelligence, information and insights for Australia’s cyber security sector.

In an increasingly complex and hostile climate the battlefield has been set around cyber security. 

It is therefore little surprise that the federal government will invest $1.67 billion over the coming decade to support a more secure cyber future for Australia. 

Reflecting the rapidly changing landscape and a greater need for dedicated information, insights and market intelligence, Momentum Media has developed Cyber Security Connect.

A secure digital future is in the nation’s best interest and is the responsibility of all Australians.

Cyber Security Connect supports Momentum’s existing platforms Defence Connect and Space Connect, plus the wider Momentum network of brands (www.momentummedia.com.au), to promote the advancement of cyber security and help Australia leverage digital technology for a better tomorrow.

A capable and competitive Australian cyber security sector will underpin those industries and infrastructure critical to our economic prosperity, it will also buttress national security and national resilience while protecting the values of Australian society. 

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 details the opportunities for advancing Australia’s digital future plus the threats – including manipulation by state-based or state-sponsored actors as well as cyber criminals.

In 2017 alone $2.3 billion was stolen from consumers by cyber criminals; with $2.1 billion per year the estimated impact of identity crime in Australia. 

Malicious actions from state-backed cyber actors is also expected to spike, with intent to compromise government and business networks to obtain economic, defence, legal, policy, intellectual property and security information for their advantage.

Cyber security is central to the transition to a digital society. Cyber Security Connect delivers information, intelligence, and education to the cross section of Australian businesses and institutions supporting this national agenda.

As well as big business and government, this also includes the small to medium businesses that employ over 70 per cent of all Australians and contribute 56 per cent of total valued added to Australian GDP.

Cyber Security Connect channels news and analysis to support this agenda daily, plus shares the insights, opinions and commentary from leading experts focusing on the crucial elements of a sound cyber strategy: people, process and technology.

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Industry stakeholders

Cyber Security Connect supports senior leadership across the cyber security sector, and areas of critical national infrastructure, including:

  • Business and technology leaders across Australia’s ASX-listed businesses plus large privately-owned organisations
  • Business owners and technology leaders across Australia’s SME sectors in critical infrastructure areas such as banking, finance, professional services, infrastructure, utilities, agriculture, defence, security, resources, space and property
  • Leading cyber security companies and sector suppliers, including CISCO, Microsoft, IBM, McAfee, Fortinet, Splunk, Sophos, Symantec, SonicWall, Trend Micro, Crowdstrike, Okta and Palo Alto Networks
  • Prime defence contractors, consulting firms and systems integration companies, such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, KBR, Leidos, Thales, Raytheon, Thales, Accenture, Deliotte, PwC and KPMG
  • The Department of Defence, including the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group), Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG), Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG), Chief Finance Officer Group (CFOG), Defence People Group (DPG) and Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group (SP&I)
  • Federal and government departments tasked with the development and advancement of our nation’s interests, including Treasury, Home Affairs, Attorney General’s Department, ASIC, Australian Federal Police and state policing bodies, Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Department of Finance, NBN Co and the Reserve Bank of Australia. 
  • Federal Ministries, including Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers, Senators and related departments
  • State Ministries, Ministers and related departments
  • Navy, Army, Air Force, Intelligence and Joint Operations Command
  • The Australian Defence Force and national establishments, institutes, academic institutions and policy think tanks


Momentum Media:
The business behind Cyber Security Connect

Momentum MediaMomentum Media is an evolving, forward-thinking information and professional development business based on a purpose that supports corporate Australia and the markets critical to our nation’s economic prosperity and security. 

We’re also focused on delivering exceptional value to our commercial partners.

In 2020 Momentum was recognised as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Companies by the Australian Financial Review. 

We adapt on a daily basis to rapidly changing market places; we’re a fluid media business, unanchored to any particular technology, channel or tone of communication.

With a monthly reach spanning over a million professionals, high-net-worth individuals and business owners, we’re connected to the rapidly changing preferences and attitudes of our communities – and we’re making a positive contribution for them to thrive.

We’re committed to serving our communities and supporting Australian business. We’re here to help our audiences navigate a changing world. For more information visit Momentum Media.


Our team

Commercial

Phillip TarrantPHILLIP TARRANT
Director – Defence and Aerospace, Momentum Media
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Phillip is an executive with over 20 years’ experience, in a career that spans finance, business, economics, international politics, defence and aerospace. He has led the launch, acquisition and growth of a range of award-winning business and consumer platforms and is recognised for his expertise in building highly-connected communities. As head of Momentum’s defence and aerospace business, he is charged with the growth and development of brands including Defence Connect, Space Connect, Cyber Security Connect, Australian Aviation and World of Aviation. Phillip has a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s degree in political science.


Joe VinceJOE VINCE
Head of Strategy – Defence and Aerospace, Momentum Media
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Joe has a background in the military and marketing. As a Royal Marines Commando he served on a number of deployments, including Afghanistan and Africa, before making the transition from a uniform to a suit. After leaving the military in 2014 Joe travelled to Australia, joining a large IT company as a digital marketing specialist. Joe subsequently joined Momentum Media as a media strategist, tasked with developing commercial relationships with primes, major manufacturers, technology companies, system integration businesses, SMEs and other defence, cyber and aerospace industry stakeholders to enhance their connectivity with key markets globally as well as in Australia.


ANDREW SCOTTANDREW SCOTT
Media Strategist, Defence and Cyber
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Andrew has worked in media for 20 years. With extensive experience supporting brands to connect with, and influence, their target markets, he’s ideally placed to help implement a range of commercial executions. Being across the latest trends in advertising whilst never losing sight of the benchmarks of any successful campaign, Andrew has successfully worked with hundreds of companies to help deliver their marketing goals and achieve maximum bang for buck.


Victoria LewisVICTORIA LEWIS
Senior Communications Adviser – Defence and Aerospace, Momentum Media
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Victoria has firmed her reputation as a talented and persuasive communicator, particularly in the field of defence and national security where she has over a decade’s experience working with major primes and corporates as well as SMEs and the start-up sector. Passionate about podcasting, live broadcasting and social media as effective platforms for business storytelling, content delivery and corporate communications, Victoria plays a key role in driving Momentum’s defence, cyber and aerospace podcast channels. She has a bachelor’s degree in business.

Content


CHARBEL KADIBCHARBEL KADIB
News Editor – Defence and Cyber, Momentum Media
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Prior to joining the defence and aerospace team in 2020, Charbel was news editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business, where he covered developments in the banking and financial services sector for three years. Charbel has a keen interest in geopolitics and international relations, graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in politics and journalism. Charbel has also completed internships with The Australian Department of Communications and the Arts and public relations agency Fifty Acres.


EMMA RYANEMMA RYAN
Editor – Legal, Momentum Media
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Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has since been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia – including across the legal, mortgages, real estate and wealth industries. In addition, Emma has launched several additional sub-brands and events, driven by a passion to deliver quality and timely content to audiences through multiple platforms. Prior to joining Momentum Media, Emma worked in breakfast radio, delivering news to the Central West region of New South Wales, before taking on a radio journalist role for Southern Cross Austereo, based in Townsville, North Queensland. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a bachelor's degree in communications (journalism).


ANNIE KANEANNIE KANE
Editor – Mortgages, Momentum Media
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Annie Kane leads content across Momentum’s mortgages assets, which includes leading brands The Adviser and Mortgage Business – Australia’s leading sources of news, opinion and strategy for mortgage brokers and third-party mortgage distribution. As well as creating news and features on the Australian broking industry, the mortgage market, financial regulation, fintechs and the wider lending landscape, Annie is also the host of the Elite Broker and In Focus podcasts plus The Adviser Live webcasts. She is also a co-host of the Mortgage Business Uncut podcast. Before joining Momentum Media in 2016, Annie wrote for a range of business and consumer media brands, including The Guardian (Australia), BBC Music Magazine, Elle (Australia), BBC Countryfile, BBC Homes & Antiques, and Resource magazine.


SARAH KENDELLSARAH KENDELL
Editor – Wealth, Momentum Media
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Sarah Kendell is editor across Momentum Media’s wealth brands including ifa, Investor Daily and Fintech Business. She joined the Momentum Media team in July 2019 and was previously deputy editor of the group’s educational platform for SMSF professionals: SMSF Adviser. Prior to joining Momentum, Sarah was an account director at financial services PR firm Madden & Assoc, where she managed communications strategy and media relations for brands including Crestone Wealth Management, Perennial Value Management and FASEA. Sarah has extensive experience in financial services media and communications, having previously edited financial adviser trade title Financial Observer and worked as account manager for financial communications consultancy Honner.


JOTHAM LIANJOTHAM LIAN
Editor – Accounting, Momentum Media
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Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insights for Australian accounting professionals and the wider accounting sector. Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national brands including the Sydney Morning Herald and Channel NewsAsia.


JEROME DORAISAMYJEROME DORAISAMY
Deputy Editor – Legal, Momentum Media
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Jerome Doraisamy is deputy editor of Lawyers Weekly, which includes brands www.lawyersweekly.com.au, Corporate Counsel, Boutique Lawyer, Wig & Chamber and The Protégé. He is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, an adjunct lecturer at The University of Western Australia and is a board director of Minds Count.


ADAM THORNADAM THORN
Editor – Aerospace, Momentum Media
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Adam is a journalist and content creator who has worked for more than 40 prestigious media brands in the UK and Australia. Since 2005, his varied career has included stints as a reporter, copy editor, feature writer and editor for publications as diverse as Fleet Street newspaper The Sunday Times, fashion bible Jones, media and marketing website Mumbrella as well as lifestyle magazines such as GQ, Woman’s Weekly, Men’s Health and Loaded. He joined Momentum Media in early 2020 and is the content lead for aviation assets for Australian Aviation and World of Aviation.

Operations


BLAIR DODSBLAIR DODS
Head of Engineering, Momentum Media
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Blair has over 20 years’ experience in the online sector, graduating from university with a Bachelor of Commerce in the late 1990s. Working in marketing, product development and management roles for start-ups as well as established media brands in New Zealand, UK, Germany and Australia, Blair has developed extensive knowledge across all facets of digital technology. With deep technical experience combined with a commercial mindset, Blair leads the development of digital platforms at Momentum Media.


JENNIFER HARDYJENNIFER HARDY
Head of Event Production, Momentum Media
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Jennifer leads the in-house events team at Momentum Media, delivering over 80 large scale events across multiple specialist brands within the defence, space, wealth, law, finance and business sectors. Her contribution to the development of the Ballroom Platform saw Momentum ranked as one of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies 2020. Jennifer also leads event production for Momentum Connect, an independent content and events agency, helping businesses to think, act and engage like a professional media company. Prior to joining Momentum, Jennifer worked in financial services within funds management and global investment banking in London. She holds a Bachelor of business management specialising in event management.


MICHAEL JOHNSONMICHAEL JOHNSON
Head of Momentum Intelligence Unit, Momentum Media
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Michael leads Momentum Media’s audience growth and intelligence department, the Momentum Intelligence Unit, and is responsible for delivering internal and external stakeholders with rich audience insights and analysis. His expertise as a Chartered Accountant, data analyst and market research professional has been critical to delivering real-world insights to Australia’s largest financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms. The insights and analysis generated from the Momentum Intelligence Unit drive deeper audience engagement and growth across Momentum Media’s brands.


LYNDSEY FALLLYNDSEY FALL
Production Manager, Momentum Media
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Lyndsey has 11 years’ experience working in media production. Following her Master’s degree in Journalism, she worked across a set of political and public policy magazines in England as a journalist, subeditor and as production manager. Lyndsey has worked at Momentum Media for the past four years heading up the production department and managing the development of its award-winning magazines, including Australian Aviation and World of Aviation, web portals and suite of highly-ranked podcasts.


KEITH FORDKEITH FORD
Senior Production Editor, Momentum Media
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Keith is an experienced digital and print subeditor, having worked in business-to-business media for nine years across a diverse range of industries, including finance, professional services, mortgages, law, defence and aerospace. He joined Momentum Media in 2016 and has worked on a number of the business’ brands, as well as leading the subediting team. Keith previously worked as a journalist in the broadcast and film technology space and has a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies.


TODD STEVENSTODD STEVENS
Broadcast Media Manager, Momentum Media
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Todd’s career in media and entertainment launched in 2006 after performing stand-up comedy – which saw him nominated as New Zealand’s Best New Comedian. Shifting his attention to radio broadcasting, Todd completed a Bachelor’s Degree with The New Zealand Broadcasting School and worked as a radio announcer for some of the top-rating stations in New Zealand as well as Australia. He regularly appears as a guest speaker on the topic of audio storytelling, and now manages the production and delivery of close to 20 different podcasts channels for Momentum Media – including Australian Aviation and World of Aviation.

 

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