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NSW Cybersecurity Taskforce Recommendations & AI driven Privacy tool

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We are joined by Dr Jed Horner, Strategic Advocacy Manager, Standards Australia discussing the NSW Cybersecurity Taskforce Recommendations and Dr Sushmita Ruj, Senior Research Scientist, Data61 discussing a new data privacy preserving tool fuelled by AI, called Personal Information Factor (PIF).

Jed Horner is an experienced public policy professional which spans successful advocacy for law reform, policy development in innovative areas, research and analysis, governance and management (companies, NGO Boards, and programs) and media management (proactive and reactive, global and local). He served as an advisor to the New Zealand Government and worked for the NSW Government to develop policy, programs and strategies, including around innovation and digital government.

Sushmita Ruj has more than a decade of experience as a cybersecurity researcher. Her broad interests are in applied cryptography, cybersecurity, data privacy and blockchains. At CSIRO, she leads projects on Data Privacy with partners and collaborators from CybersecurityCRC, Western Australia Government and NSW Government. She is also a member of the working group on “Blockchain For Cybersecurity” working group of the National Blockchain Roadmap of Australia and Trans-Tasman Initiative on Post Quantum Cryptography research.

Prior to joining CSIRO, she spent more than 7 years in academia as Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at Indian Statistical Institute and Indian Institute of Technology, Indore. She’s won various competitive grants including the Samsung Gro Award, Cisco Faculty Award, NetApp Faculty Fellow and IBM OCSP Grant. She is also a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM.

Link to NSW Cybersecurity Recommendations –…

Link to Data61 PIF release – https://australiancybersecuritymagazi…



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