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

  • Bevan Lane - Director, InfoSec Consulting

Thought-provoking, eye-opening, insightful.

  • Kimmo Helaskoski - CISO, Posti Group

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

  • MZ Omarjee - Enterprise Security Architect, Standard Bank

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

  • Lisa Lorenzin - Director, Emerging Technology Solutions, Zscaler

Momentarily terrifying, incredibly thought-provoking. An utter privilege to attend.

  • Pieter Jan Visser - Consultant, Ideas-to-Interconnect

A wonderful, highly valuable experience.

  • Sian John - Chief Strategist EMEA, Symantec

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.

  • Ajit Gaddam - Chief Architect, Visa

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

  • Valerie Lyons - PhD Lecturer

An eye opener to real practitioners and real experience.

  • Lynn Griffen - Barrister

Nothing comes close to COSAC.

  • Prof. Brian Collins - VP British Computer Society

Starts where other events stop. Challenging & hugely useful.

  • Efrain Gonzalez - Enterprise Security Architect, MUFG Union Bank

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

  • Ahmed Ali - Security & Risk Manager, Batelco

Year on year exceeds my now sky-high expectations.

Cosac, Sydney Sponsors