Ireland Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia - December 2017

Welcome to COSAC's first event in Asia-Pacific, hosting the inaugural SABSA APAC Congress. 

Our agenda has been selected by previous COSAC participants to ensure sessions are unique, timely, cater for the participative COSAC ethos and deliver value for experienced security practitioners. 

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Shared Experience, Real Value

Want to get a better insight into what COSAC is about? Click below to view the COSAC Value Propositions and learn what separates us from other industry events.

No Sales Pitches

Sales and product content is strictly prohibited in COSAC sessions

Designed for Experience

Participants average more than 15 years of experience – been there, done that, got the t-shirt

Strictly Limited Numbers

Small numbers provide intimacy & privacy to focus on individual & collective challenges

Unique Trusted Community

Content presented under Chatham House Rule or full NDA. Proceedings are never published outside the conference

Focused on your challenges

Programme selection by COSAC customers maximises relevance & value

No Holds Barred Participative Approach

Say what needs to be said, plan what needs to be planned, no matter how thorny the issue

No Vendor Exhibition

No time wasted running the vendor gauntlet

Uniquely Valuable & Enjoyable

Set the highest expectations for quality & long-lasting value

Solutions for Today & Tomorrow

Be inspired by a blend of leading-edge strategy with pragmatism & realism

Truly Global

Cultural diversity enables learning from peers on every continent & every sector

Highly Interactive

Be enriched by a culture in which everyone has an experience worth sharing & an idea worth exploring

Delivering Benefit over Profit

Focused on meeting the real needs of our community, not on generating profit

What Our Participants Say

  • Valerie Lyons - PhD Lecturer

An eye opener to real practitioners and real experience.

  • Bevan Lane - Director, InfoSec Consulting

Thought-provoking, eye-opening, insightful.

  • Todd Fitzgerald - CISO, Grant Thornton

Collaborative, diverse, respectful, knowledgeable, dedicated. A great place to be & a great group to be around.

  • Efrain Gonzalez - Enterprise Security Architect, MUFG Union Bank

I felt like I met a family I didn’t know I had.

  • Business Advisor, Shell

Welcoming; challenging; thought provoking; relevant; simply first class.

  • Prof. Brian Collins - VP British Computer Society

Starts where other events stop. Challenging & hugely useful.

  • Herve Schmidt - Corporate Information Security Officer, Carrefour

More intimate than a conference, more caring than a family. I have never experienced such passion to solve problems.

  • Esther van Luit - Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Priceless! The sharing of experience and wisdom is fantastic.

  • MZ Omarjee - Enterprise Security Architect, Standard Bank

An argument of Architects, great of skill, superior in knowledge.

  • Michael Price - Senior Security Consultant, Axenic

Most excellent. An adventure.

  • Practice Director, Big 4 Consultancy

The organic, almost explosive real-time development of themes provides real value. Totally unique.

  • Lynn Griffen - Barrister

Nothing comes close to COSAC.

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