Careers forums to help bolster the capability
of the civil security workforce.
Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited will be conducting two "civil security" careers forums during CIVSEC 2018:
Cyber Security Careers Forum - Tuesday 1 May 2018 (Time: 10am – 12noon)
Grant McKechnie - Telstra GM Cyber Operations : Diversity Of Thought In Cyber Security > BIO
Owen Pierce - AustCyber Program Manager, National Research and Education
Commander David McLean - Manager Cybercrime Operations within Australia Federal Police Organised Crime and Cyber Portfolio> BIO
Troy Latter - ORACLE
Martin Hale - IT Masters
Melbourne University - TBC
Law Enforcement Careers Forum – Wednesday 2 May 2018 (Time: 10am – 12noon)
Grant Young - Victoria Police : Careers in Policing - General Duties> BIO
Sgt Daisie Beckensall - Australian Federal Police
Levi West - Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security
Marty Weaver - Corrections VIC
Australian Border Force - TBC
Eligibility to Attend:
Attendance at the CIVSEC 2018 careers forums is free-of-charge but places are limited.
Accreditation and pre-registration are required.
To qualify for accreditation to attend, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and :
an undergraduate, or postgraduate, University or TAFE student undertaking a tertiary course in Australia in engineering, sciences, security, technology or management, who demonstrates a serious interest in pursuing a career in the civil security sector (and related high-technology industries) and, in particular, cyber security, policing, border protection and defence, or
a person with transferable skills developed through applicable experience in the work-place who demonstrates a serious interest in a career change to the civil security sector (and, particularly, cyber security, policing, border protection and defence).
Attendees at the careers forums may also visit the CIVSEC 2018 exhibition and attend sessions of some of the CIVSEC 2018 conferences subject to availability.
All attendees will need to apply for accreditation and register online.
In the accreditation process, applicants will need to provide information, satisfactory to the organisers, that they possess the qualifications referred to above.
Online registration NOW OPEN.
Places are limited.
Casual business attire. (No denim, t-shirts or shorts)
It is likely that careers forum attendees may establish a better impression with exhibitors and other CIVSEC 2018 participants if appropriately attired in business dress.
Cyber Security Operations
Telstra's General Manager of Cyber Security Operations and Threat Defence, Grant McKechnie, will headline the CIVSEC 2018 Cyber Security Careers Forum on May 1, offering delegates his experience and views gained through nearly two decades in the cyber security industry in a presentation on the theme of Diversity Of Thought In Cyber Security.
Grant has worked in a number of multi-national organisations around the globe, primarily in roles that build capacity and develop talent. His breadth of experience includes banking, oil and gas, technology innovation and two of Australia's largest telecommunications companies, bringing a fresh approach to how cyber security can be done.
Most recently he has joined the ranks of Telstra where he is charged with the rejuvenation of the Cyber Security Operations function. His role as General Manager Cyber Security operations and Threat Defence has seen a rapid uplift in Telstra’s internal operational cyber functions.
Grant's professional philosophy considers that learning opportunities are present in every situation, creating an environment of professional growth and development.
Commander David McLean
Manager Cybercrime Operations within the Australian Federal Police Organised Crime and Cyber Portfolio
Commander David McLean is currently performing the role of Manager Cybercrime Operations within the Australian Federal Police Organised Crime and Cyber portfolio. In that capacity
Commander McLean is responsible for the investigation of significant criminal acts which may compromise computer systems relied upon by the Australian critical infrastructure community or information systems of national and international significance.
Commander McLean until recently was also responsible for Child Protection Operations and the targeting of offenders using the internet to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children or who travel offshore and commit sexual offences against them.
Previous senior executive roles occupied by Commander McLean include Manager Professional Standards responsible for internal investigations and maintenance of the AFP integrity framework; Deputy Chief Police Officer, ACT Policing, the AFP’s community policing arm; and Chief of Staff, responsible for the coordination of information, administrative and support services provided to the Commissioner and AFP Executive.
From 2004 to 2007, Commander McLean was stationed in Washington DC where he served as the AFP Senior Liaison Officer responsible for cooperation with the United States and Canada on policing issues.
Commander McLean is a graduate of the AFP Management of Serious Crime Program, the AFP International Senior Command Program and the Australian Institute of Police Management. He holds a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership.
Grant Young is a Victoria Police Senior Constable currently stationed at the Applicant Attraction Team. Grant commenced his police career in 2002 after having worked in a variety of different fields. Since then, his journey with Victoria Police has seen him spend time with the former Traffic Alcohol Section, Regional Highway Patrol Units, Plain-clothes units, Country station postings as a ‘frontline’ first responder, Metro postings as a police educator and duties at Recruiting Services Branch.
Grant is a passionate advocate for his chosen trade and proud to be numbered among those who choose to serve others. Want to find out more? Take the first step at policecareer.vic.gov.au