Ireland Sydney

Sydney, Australia - December 2018

Welcome to COSAC's second annual event in Asia-Pacific, hosting the SABSA APAC Congress. For 2018, COSAC will be held in Sydney for the first time. 

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. 

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

  • Martin de Vries - Information Security Officer, Rabobank

Highly valuable content and discussion in an open, trusted and safe environment.

  • Bevan Lane - Director, InfoSec Consulting

Thought-provoking, eye-opening, insightful.

  • MZ Omarjee - Enterprise Security Architect, Standard Bank

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

  • Kimmo Helaskoski - CISO, Posti Group

More interactive, more interesting, more valuable than any other conference.

  • 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.

  • Valerie Lyons - PhD Lecturer

An eye opener to real practitioners and real experience.

  • Ajit Gaddam - Chief Architect, Visa

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

  • Harley Aw - CISO, Phoenix HSL

A fantastic mix of cultures, approaches and styles with a focus on ideas.

  • Michael Price - Senior Security Consultant, Axenic

Most excellent. An adventure.

  • Luc de Graeve - CEO, SensePost

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

  • Business Advisor, Shell

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

Cosac, Sydney Sponsors