Ireland Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia - 30th November - 3rd December 2020

Welcome to COSAC APAC 2020, our fourth annual event in Asia-Pacific, hosting the SABSA APAC Congress.

For 27 years COSAC has delivered a trusted environment in which to deliver information security value from shared experience and intensive, productive, participative debate and development. Sales content is strictly prohibited and there is no vendor exhibition to distract from opportunities, allowing delegates to focus on professional innovation.

The Call for Papers for COSAC 2020 is now open!

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2020 Call for Papers

You are invited to submit proposals for premium quality papers to be presented at the 4th COSAC & SABSA APAC Congress. COSAC’s conference agenda is selected by a committee of previous attendees who look for special content: unique, thought-provoking, innovative strategies and methods, research or case-studies that reveal real challenges and inspirational solutions.

The deadline for submissions is 24th April 2020

For full details please download our cfp form and return completed submission to cfp@cosac.net

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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 Information Security 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 security 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 InfoSec issue

No Vendor Exhibition

No time wasted running the security vendor gauntlet

Uniquely Valuable & Enjoyable

Set the highest expectations for quality & long-lasting security value

Solutions for Today & Tomorrow

Be inspired by a blend of leading-edge information security 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 security needs of our community, not on generating profit

What Our Participants Say

  • Valerie Lyons - COO, BH Consulting

An eye opener to real practitioners and real experience.

  • Lynette Hornung - Senior Enterprise Security Architecture & Privacy Manager

Excellent. I learned a lot and enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

  • Jihad Jian - InfoSec Unit Head, Arab National Bank

Overwhelming wealth. A journey on a steep learning curve.

  • Sian John MBE - Director Cybersecurity Strategy, Microsoft

So much food for thought, I’m stuffed full & I have definitely over-eaten. This is the best conference I’ve been to, by far.

  • Bevan Lane - Director, InfoSec Consulting

Thought-provoking, eye-opening, insightful.

  • Michael Hirschfield - CIO & Assistant First Secretary, Dept of Finance

Yet again it was stimulating, interesting and challenging.

  • 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.

  • Prof. Brian Collins - VP British Computer Society

Starts where other events stop. Challenging & hugely useful.

  • Luc de Graeve - CEO, SensePost

Totally incredible! The greatest event I ever had the privilege to attend.

  • Esther van Luit - Specialist Master, Deloitte

Priceless! The sharing of experience and wisdom is fantastic.

  • Robert Laurie - Web Services, Department of Planning (Western Australia)

Awesome, amazing and very welcoming.

  • Austin France - Head of UK Government Sector Strategy, BSI Cybersecurity

Great & unique forum. I really enjoyed the collaborative working atmosphere.

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