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COSAC will return to Melbourne in 2021

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. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, COSAC 2020 in Melbourne has been postponed. COSAC will return in 2021.

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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

  • Ajit Gaddam - Chief Architect, Visa

A conference reinvented the way a conference should be. I can never miss this again.

  • MZ Omarjee - Enterprise Security Architect, Standard Bank

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

  • Richard Nealon - Information Security Manager, AIB

The ultimate contribution to knowledge assets.

  • Helvi Salminen - Information Security Manager, Gemalto

Always stimulating, endlessly interesting and exhaustively 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.

  • David Thomas - Security Solutions Architect, Computacenter

Enlightening and refreshing to attend a peer event with open discussion and no barriers to sharing and seeking help and advice.

  • Marcel van Der Wal - Senior Security Consultant, Vest

Inspiring. The best security conference.

  • Jihad Jian - InfoSec Unit Head, Arab National Bank

Overwhelming wealth. A journey on a steep learning curve.

  • Rob Hale - Fellow, Lockheed Martin

Fantastic! The briefings, the professionals, the atmosphere drew me in and never let go.

  • Simon Devlin - Security Contractor

Relentlessly memorable from start to finish.

  • Mark McKenzie - Director Information Security, Dept of Agriculture & Water Resources

Excellent. Great speakers, excellent culture.

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