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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.

MEET OUR TEAM

Commercial

Phillip Tarrant

PHILLIP TARRANT

Director – Defence, Security and Aerospace,
Momentum Media
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+61 2 9922 3300

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.

Will Magee

WILLIAM MAGEE

Director Commercial Growth – Defence and Security,
Momentum Media
[email protected]
+61 2 8045 2057
LinkedIn

William heads commercial expansion for Momentum defence and security business, and is responsible for the growth of a range of market and business intelligence platforms connected to this portfolio, including Defence Connect and Cyber Security Connect. William is an experienced sales executive with extensive knowledge working in government and policy-related industries. He has worked closely with numerous organisations, from large multinationals to government and the SME sector, to support business growth initiatives.

ANDREW SCOTT

ANDREW SCOTT

Media Strategist – Defence and Security,
Momentum Media
[email protected]
+61 2 8045 2092

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.

Ishan Lewis

ISHAN LEWIS

Partnerships Manager – Security,
Momentum Media
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+61 2 9922 3300

Ishan has worked across a range of industry sectors managing and developing relationships with key industry figureheads. Prior to moving to Cyber Security Connect as the media platform’s relationship manager, he has led sales teams across multiple marketing and event campaigns for a range of Australia’s largest industry verticals including law, accounting, defence, aerospace, real estate, wealth management and financial services. His helicopter perspective across a significant portion of Australian industry – and the imperative for cyber security – puts him in a unique position to support cyber businesses target key customers and open new markets.

Content

LIAM GARMAN

LIAM GARMAN

Editor – Defence and Security,
Momentum Media

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world-leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.

CHARBEL KADIB

CHARBEL KADIB

News Editor – Defence and Security,
Momentum Media

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.

NASTASHA TUPAS

NASTASHA TUPAS

Journalist – Defence and Security,
Momentum Media

Nastasha is a journalist at Momentum Media. Previously, she was a content producer at Verizon Media, a digital producer for Yahoo! 7 and Channel 7, a digital journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a website manager and digital producer at SBS Australia. She started her career in media as a video producer and news presenter at News Corp Australia. Nastasha reports extensively across veterans issues, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific.

Victoria Lewis

VICTORIA LEWIS

Senior Communications Adviser – Defence, Security and Aerospace,
Momentum Media
[email protected]
+61 2 9922 3300
LinkedIn

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.

EMMA RYAN

EMMA RYAN

Editor – Legal,
Momentum Media

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 KANE

ANNIE KANE

Editor – Mortgages,
Momentum Media

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 KENDELL

SARAH KENDELL

Editor – Wealth,
Momentum Media

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 LIAN

JOTHAM LIAN

Editor – Accounting,
Momentum Media

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 DORAISAMY

JEROME DORAISAMY

Deputy Editor – Legal,
Momentum Media

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 THORN

ADAM THORN

Editor – Aerospace,
Momentum Media

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 Dods

Blair Dods

Head of Engineering, Momentum Media
[email protected]
+61 2 9922 3300

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.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Head of Momentum Intelligence Unit,
Momentum Media

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.

Jennifer Hardy

Jennifer Hardy

Head of Event Production, Momentum Connect
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Jennifer leads the events production team at Momentum Connect, helping to deliver over 80 large scale events across Momentum Media’s multiple specialist brands within the defence, space, wealth, law, finance and business sectors. In this capacity, she also supports a range of external organisations as an independent events agency, helping businesses to think, act and engage like a professional media company. Her contribution to the development of the events Ballroom Platform saw Momentum ranked as one of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies 2020. 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.

LYNDSEY FALL

Lyndsey Fall

Media 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 Ford

Keith 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.