Asia Pacific Virtual Data Byte Q2 2021

Asia Pacific Virtual Data Byte Q2 2021
Join us virtually April 14 from 1:00-2:15pm Brisbane time for the Asia Pacific Virtual Data Byte. This event is eligible for one CPDA Professional Development Unit.

PPDM Association Virtual Events are specifically designed to facilitate collaborative idea sharing, discussion, and networking. Learn from your colleagues’ experiences, ask questions, build relationships and make key virtual connections. Engage in dynamic sessions and attend an information packed presentation.


Professor Ryan Ko, University of Queensland,
will present a talk entitled
"An Overview of Cyber Security Threats to Industrial Control Systems and Critical Infrastructure"


Industrial control systems (ICS) form the backbone supporting essential industries including electricity, gas, water and waste services, construction, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, transport, postal, and warehousing sectors. These industries not only significantly contribute to the Australian economy, but also support several other industries such as healthcare and tourism. Due to the criticality to everyday life and economy, ICS are usually considered by many as ‘critical infrastructure’. In this talk, I will cover the main threats critical infrastructure stakeholders are experiencing, and describe possible approaches to countering them. I will also demonstrate some recent works focusing on detecting these threats. I will also introduce the work conducted at the UQ Industry 4.0 Energy TestLab, a digital twin funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, UQ, and Siemens, with realistic scenarios supplied by several industry partners mimicking energy production and consumption, manufacturing and a wide range of control automation configurations.


Professor Ryan Ko is Chair and Director of Cyber Security at the University of Queensland, Australia. At UQ, he established UQ Cyber - UQ's interdisciplinary cyber security education programme and research centre. He previously held scientific leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard Labs and the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His research is central to many critical infrastructure, cloud security, data provenance and SIEM tools across open source (OpenStack, Kali Linux) and industry tools (ArcSight) today. He has published 100+ publications in top venues and has received A$13million in competitive research funding. A Fellow of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and recipient of the (ISC)2 Information Security Leadership Award, he holds a PhD and B.Eng.(Comp. Eng.)(Hons) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the co-founder of the NZ Cyber Security Challenge, and drafted the NZQA Level 6 Cyber Security qualification as part of the NZ Cyber Security Skills Taskforce (Dept. of Prime Minister and Cabinet).


Location and Timing

This virtual luncheon will take place on our virtual platform on April 14 at 1:00pm Brisbane time. This will be a virtual event using our Remo platform -  It is important that you register by April 13 so you can be inputted into the system - you will receive an email from Remo with the link and how to set up an account, you may need to check your junk mail folder for the email. We recommend you read our 'How To' document for helpful hints to log in. For any technical help, please email

This luncheon will take place :
1:00-2:15 pm Brisbane Time
1:30-2:45 pm Adelaide Time
11:00-1:15pm Perth and Malaysia Time
10:00-11:15 am Jakarta Time

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The general agenda for this event:
10 minutes - Platform opens up, attendees login, and networking time
5 minute Introductory remarks
5 minute PPDM update
5 minute sponsor spotlight by Sword Venture
30 minute presentation by Professor Ko
15-30 minutes of networking time with other attendees


Thanks to our sponsor, Sword Venture, this virtual event is free to attend.
Registration will close on December 1. Walk In attendance will not be possible.

Professional Development Units

This event is eligible for:
To learn more about Professional Development Units (PDU) and the CPDA Certification Program, please visit our Certification Page.

Calendar Invitation

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Thank You!

Thanks to all of you who support these events which are aimed at enhancing your ability to deliver better data management practices within your company as well as the building of a data management community in the Asia Pacific area. A special thanks to our sponsors for hosting this event. Without the support of sponsors, events of this nature would not be possible.

Thank you to our Event Sponsor

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