Ireland Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia - 3rd - 5th December 2019

Welcome to COSAC APAC 2019, our third annual event in Asia-Pacific, hosting the SABSA APAC Congress. For 2019, COSAC will return to Melbourne.

For 26 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.

Registration for COSAC APAC 2019 is now open - 3rd - 5th December 2019.

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2019 Call for Papers

You are invited to submit proposals for premium quality papers to be presented at the 3rd 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 30th April 2019

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

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

Yet again it was stimulating, interesting and challenging.

  • Jeff Primus - Founder & CEO, ACTAGIS

Utterly unique. A wonderful experience on every level.

  • Valerie Lyons - PhD Lecturer

An eye opener to real practitioners and real experience.

  • Prof. Brian Collins - VP British Computer Society

Starts where other events stop. Challenging & hugely useful.

  • Jacoba Sieders - Head of I&AM, ABN Amro

Words cannot convey how good this conference really is.

  • 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.

  • Simon Devlin - Security Contractor

Relentlessly memorable from start to finish.

  • Jihad Jian - InfoSec Unit Head, Arab National Bank

Overwhelming wealth. A journey on a steep learning curve.

  • Helvi Salminen - Information Security Manager, Gemalto

Always stimulating, endlessly interesting and exhaustively challenging.

  • Bevan Lane - Director, InfoSec Consulting

Thought-provoking, eye-opening, insightful.

  • Lynn Griffen - Barrister

Nothing comes close to COSAC.

  • CTO, Mitsubishi

Wonderful conference. Stimulating sessions. Enormous fun.

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